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Slight Modifications on the Seas (Part One, Naval Applications)

The USNS Sisler is a Watson-class cargo ship named for First Lieutenant George K. Sisler, a Medal of Honor recipient. The U.S. Naval ship was put into service in the Pacific Ocean on December 1, 1998 and is operated by a civilian crew of 26, plus up to 50 active-duty personnel. The ship is a large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off (LMSR) vessel

Magnetic Coupling Solutions at Saudi Aramco (Advantages of Magnetic Couplings in Oil & Gas Applications IV)

There are positives and negatives to every decision made at a manufacturing plant. Will this component breakdown faster than the alternative? Should I consider spending more money now to save money later? Do I have the right maintenance plan in place if these components fail? Couplings may have to deal with high vibration or rotation

Magnetic Coupling Solutions at Saudi Aramco (Advantages of Magnetic Couplings in Oil & Gas Applications III)

  In 2010, a small 25 hp “Bad actor,” pump at Tanajib and two 60 hp pumps were retrofitted with magnetic couplings. In 2017, deployment of six 120 hp pumps with magnetic couplings occurred at the Yanbu Refinery. These upgrades were considered after the organization began examining alternatives to the standard couplings previously installed in

Magnetic Coupling Solutions at Saudi Aramco (Advantages of Magnetic Couplings in Oil & Gas Applications II)

In the previous blog, we examined the advantages of both fixed gap magnetic couplings as well as variable gap magnetic couplings in the petroleum and petrochemical industries. Today, we’ll put what we’ve learned to the test by looking in-depth at a pump system application. Abdulrahman Alkhowaiter is a machinery consultant at Saudi Aramco, a leading

Advantages of Magnetic Couplings in Oil & Gas Applications (Application Cases in Saudi Arabia) I

Working within the petroleum and petrochemical industries comes with a particular array of manufacturing challenges. First, you’re dealing with an environment prone to dust, excessive heat and stringent energy regulations. These industries must guarantee plant operation to avoid costly shutdowns. It’s also imperative to minimize costs in order to remain competitive in a field that’s

MagnaDrive Showcases Magnetic Coupling Systems at the Middle East Rotating Machinery Conference & Showcase in Dubai

The recent Middle Ease Rotating Machinery Conference & Showcase in Dubai offered us the opportunity to showcase our technology for regional audiences. We were welcomed to the event by our advocate in the Middle East, Abdulrahman Al Fadhel.  The event was organized to allow participants to provide presentations with question and answer sessions afterward, showcase

Reduce Maintenance Challenges with Permanent Magnetic Shaft Couplings

Conventional bolted couplings are known to be a leading cause of maintenance challenges in the modern industrial plant. These products require alignment, can transfer vibration to equipment and may cause equipment reliability issues over time. It’s why many plant operators are now turning to permanent magnetic shaft couplings in response. In this latest post, we’ll

MagnaDrive Technology Helps NTPC Save On Energy

Companies throughout the industrial marketplace are now experiencing the damage caused by vibrations between the couplings and their connected equipment. The vibration limits system efficiency and enhances the need for equipment maintenance over the long-term. Our team at MagnaDrive has great experience resolving vibration-related coupling issues and our recent case study involving our work with

How Minnesota Power Reduced Vibration with the MagnaDrive MGTL Couplings

The data now shows that magnetic couplings are helping companies save thousands of dollars per year on machine maintenance. Our team at MagnaDrive have helped many companies to capitalize on the benefits that magnetic couplings can bring to their plant. In this latest post, we’ll offer an overview of our recent work with the team