The fail-safe alternative for compressor units
Companies in the oil and gas industries are looking for large compressor units with high performance and efficacy. These units are normally driven by a powerful electric engine, which is connected to the compressor unit by means of an all-metal coupling. The drawback of this design: Harmful vibrations, induced by the piston compressor due to high torsional stiffness and weak damping characteristics of the couplings, are transmitted to the drive unit.
CENTAĺs highly flexible coupling system, CENTAX-SEC, offers a torsionally soft alternative to standard solutions. The torsionally soft couplings shift harmful resonances to ranges beyond the operating speed and equalize misalignments caused by installation and operation with only minimum impact on the system, thus ensuring fail-safe operation. Type-approved by renowned classification societies. The couplings are designed in consultation with the customer to meet API standards.
You have questions concerning the CENTAX-SEC? Contact us! Our engineers are looking forward to support you with extensive FEM and detailed torsional vibration analyses to select the optimum couplings and shafts for your special needs.