Piping & Pressure Vessels

While MSI is often called upon to solve challenging vibration problems with rotating machinery, successful diagnosis and resolution often requires evaluation of the complete system, including the piping and pressure vessels.  Often, the excess vibration captures the attention of the operators, while the underlying root cause is later found to involve the piping.  MSI has the necessary instrumentation and data acquisition expertise to measure pressures and strains in these systems, along with the advanced analytic capabilities to predict these values.  Our experience allows us to compare experimental against analytic results to uncover the thorniest issues in industrial systems.

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Featured Case Study


Water Filtration Plant Energy Dissipation Valve Vibration

Energy Dissipation Valves (EDVs) at a water filtration plant were exhibiting high vibration amplitude at the piping/ elbow down-stream from the EDV. The newly installed water filtration plant had been designed to dissipate a differential static head of treated water at approximately 155 ft elevation, from high service water at approximately 290 ft of elevation (~50 psig).

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Featured Case Study


Pipe Strain Causing Pump Vibration

Mechanical Solutions, Inc. (MSI) was contracted by a coal power electricity generation plant to perform thorough and specialized vibration testing of the main turbine driven boiler feed pump (TDBFP). It was previously reported that for several years, high shaft vibration had been detected at the pump inboard bearing (IBB), but mostly in the X direction. The vibration appeared to be proportional to the load of the plant and sensitive to the alignment.

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