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Webinar | Torsional vibrations in turbomachinery

Understanding the phenomenon and reducing the risk

Standard electrical and mechanical protection equipment does not protect your turbomachinery unit against damaging torsional vibrations. In this webinar, we’ll explain the risks involved with such vibrations, how you can easily detect potential issues, and take appropriate measures.

Why torsional vibrations are an issue

While the devastating impact of torsional vibrations is well-known in the power production industry, it is generally considered to be a design issue. As a result, current units lack an effective program to monitor such vibrations. However, later adjustments made to the shaft line or the changing circumstances of the grid in this era of energy transition can cause significant torsional vibrations to occur, leading to fatigue and ultimately dramatic, unexpected failure of the shaft line.

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In this webinar, we give you more insight into the phenomenon of torsional vibrations and how they may affect your asset’s resilience.

1 - Why should you worry about torsional vibrations?

We provide insights into the key aspects of torsional vibrations and give an overview of known torsional vibration phenomena. We discuss incidents that occurred both in recent years and in the past, along with the damage that they caused.

2 - New launch: TORSO Detect, a low-cost solution for detecting torsional vibrations

We will present TORSO Detect, the first plug and play low-cost solution for the effective detection of harmful torsional vibrations. TORSO Detect is the fruit of 30+ years’ experience in the field of torsional vibrations.

More about our monitoring system TORSO

Meet the expert

ENGIE Laborelec Expert_Frits Petit

Frits Petit is an expert in vibrations engineering, with expertise in troubleshooting, measuring, and resolving vibration issues ranging from smaller pumps to large turbomachinery. With his vast experience, he specializes in assessing the structural integrity of critical components with a focus on flexibility, fit-for-purpose, and lifetime extension according to the existing codes and supported by finite element simulations. He also has a broad knowledge of underlying degradation mechanisms, and experience with identifying the root cause of incidents and structural issues. He works in close collaboration with experts in the field of non-destructive testing, material technology and welding.

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You are most welcome to ask questions during the webinar and bring specific cases for discussion. Our experts will offer their advice, and any questions not answered during the webinar will be handled by email follow-up. Questions can be asked in English, French, Dutch, Spanish or Italian.

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