P10457: Dresser Rand Process Improvement


Project Summary Project Information

"For more than 100 years, Dresser-Rand has been among the largest global suppliers of rotating equipment solutions, with field-proven centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, steam turbines, expanders, gas turbine packages, and control systems."

"Dresser-Rand is positioned to deliver a complete package of solutions, from initial concept to equipment retirement for the worldwide oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, and process industries."

For decades, the importance of process improvement and innovation has been disregarded at Dresser-Rand facility in Olean, NY. As the customer, Dresser-Rand would like to see an improvement to the VECTRA assembly area within the Olean facility. Through engineering analysis, many aspects of the VECTRA assembly area can be enhanced while taking into account the safety of the workers and factory as a whole, as well as the overall organization and operation of the facility.

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Project Name
D-R Process Improvement
Project Number
Project Family
Sustainable Technologies for the Global Marketplace
Process Innovation
Start Term
End Term
Faculty Guide
John Kaemmerlen
Tech Support
Primary Customer
Dennis Rice, Dresser-Rand Process Innovation Director

Team Documents

Planning System Level Design Detailed Design Presentations

Design Project Management

Project Background

D-R Contact List

Team Guidelines

Action Items

MSD I Schedule

MSD I Execution vs. Plan

MSD II Schedule

Team Member Schedules

Project Data Sheet

Identify Customer Needs

Risk Assessment

Establish Target Specifications

Justification for Removal of Oven

Select Layout Concept(s)

Compressor Cart

VECTRA Rotor Cart

Selection Matrices


Ergonomic Analysis

Storage Analysis

Implementation of 6S

Final Bill of Materials

Feasibility Analysis

MSD I Preliminary Test Plan

System Design & Analysis

Design Verification Testing

Photo Gallery

System Level Design Review

Detailed Design Review

MSD II Cutover plan

Optional 990 Layout

MSD Team Project Assessment

Final Paper

Final Project Review