|Project Summary||Project Information|
The objective of this project is to develop a bearing dynamic similarity test machine to more carefully investigate the dynamics of the Dresser-Rand floating ring main compressor bearings. This test apparatus will better assist in the improvement of fault detection methods by isolating the vibrational characteristics of the bearings from that in the overall machine. Currently, there are general bearing test rigs on the market that demonstrate some, but not all, of the desired characteristics, however, none are readily available to either RIT or Dresser-Rand.
The goal of this project is to design two journal bearing test rigs: (1) full scale when compared to the ESH-1 compressor in the lab, (2) a reduced scale rig suitable to size, power, and cost considerations. Each rig needs to accommodate both standard and floating ring journal bearings while allowing for shaft speed control, variable radial loading, condition monitoring, and direct measurements of speed and oil temperature. Bearing installation and oil replacement both need to be accomplished with relative ease.
Back: (L to R) Luke Trapani, Josh Plumeau, Steve Lucchesi, Front: (L to R) Steven Kaiser, Shawn Avery
|Steven Lucchesi||Project Manager||sjl6278|
|Luke Trapani||Project Engineer||let2692|
|Shawn Avery||Project Engineer, Team Facilitator||sma6167|
|Steven Kaiser||Project Engineer||stk7893|
|Josh Plumeau||Project Engineer||jdp7889|
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