Rotating Equipment

rotating equipment banner 2Rotating equipment is a general classification of mechanical equipment that simply moves products, gasses, liquids and solids through the system.  This is broken down further into four subcategories, auxiliary equipment, driven equipment, prime mover and transmission devices in which each of the equipment types will fall into.

Rotating equipment refers to machinery that rotates to perform a specific function or task, such as generating power, moving fluids, or compressing gases.  Examples of rotating equipment include pumps, compressors, turbines, engines, and motors.  Rotating equipment is commonly used in various industries, including oil and gas, power generation, manufacturing, and transportation.

Regular maintenance and inspections are essential for keeping rotating equipment operating safely and efficiently.  This includes tasks such as lubrication, alignment, and vibration analysis, which can help prevent equipment failures and prolong the lifespan of the equipment.  Proper training of operators and maintenance personnel is also important to ensure that the equipment is operated and maintained correctly.


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Rotating Equipment

  • Compressor  -  A device that forces air or gas into a smaller area increasing the volume and creating a usable force of energy.  Compressors come in many configurations and flow rates and can be found in every industry from refrigerating to welding, even your home.  Compressors are split into two categories: positive displacement and dynamic.
  • Engine  -  An engine is a machine with moving components that create motion by converting power into it.  Combustion means that the engine gets its energy from burning fuel.  The engine transfers the generated power to the transmission, pistons, and wheels, allowing the car to move. 
  • Gear  -  A gear is a rotary wheel having teeth which mesh with other thoothed wheels.  As the gear turns it transmits torque to another gear or shaft.  The larger the gear the slower it rotates and depending on the combination of the gears, the different sizes can either increase or decrease the force or speed.
  • Motor  -  Instead of using fuel like gas, motors require electric energy, which is stored in a battery pack that form the base of the car.  These packs get energy from charging, though charging can be a much longer process.  Motors, or electrical motors, convert electrical power into mechanical energy.  A DC motor is driven by DC electricity, and an AC motor is operated by AC electricity.
  • Pump  -  A pump is a piece of equipment used to transfer gases, liquids, and sluries from one place to another through a mechanical action at a constant flow rate or a constant pressure rate.
  • Turbine  -  A rotary engine activated by the reaction or impulse or both of a current of fluid, such as water, steam, or air, subject to pressure and usually made with a series of curved vanes on a central rotating spindle.  Turbines achieve this either through mechanical gearing or electromagnetic induction to produce electricity.

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