WEBINAR (RECORDING): Improved Start Reliability and Reduced Starting Damage for Legacy Pipeline Engines

Tue, August 28, 2018

Runtime: 42 minutes - click the registration link below to view the webinar recording. To view the webinar PowerPoint presentation, click here.

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Host: Mr. Daniel Rem, Enbridge Pipelines
Presenter: Mr. Greg Beshouri & Mr. Bob Goffin, Advanced Engine Technologies
Moderator: Mr. Gary Choquette, PRCI


This PRCI research project studied methods to detect and quantify damage during startup in two cycle gas engines.

The application of modern automation and combustion control technologies has greatly increased the reliability of engine operation when operating under load. Detonation and preignition along with unanticipated shutdowns have been reduced if not eliminated on modernized legacy engines; however, starting and unloaded operation can result insubstantial detonation and preignition resulting in pressure and temperatures, which significantly exceed loaded operation. In addition, these combustion aberrations can trip an engine off line before it achieves stable loaded operation, which will result in a failed start and may trigger the dispatch of a technician to investigate and resolve the problem.

This webinar will present the finding of this research and how detection of various damaging cycles is achievable using pressure waveform characteristics.

Expected Benefits/Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify metrics for assessing relative damage between starting and loaded operation.
  • Quantify the impact of starting and loaded operation on component life and failed starts
  • Identify potential methods for reducing that damage

Who Should Attend?

  • Operators of compression equipment
  • Mechanical specialists
  • Control specialists
  • Mechanics

This webinar is open to the public




Recommended Pre-reading:

Project Final Report: PR-309-17203-R01 Starting Damage on Legacy Engines


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