L.A. Turbine established itself in the turboexpander aftermarket service area in 2002. Since that time, the Company has become the recognized leader in providing aftermarket repair, redesign and maintenance of any OEM turboexpander. As of 2007, we also began providing highly engineered, application-specific customized turboexpander solutions worldwide
We rely heavily upon the use of an ADRE® (Automated Diagnostics for Rotating Equipment) System to address rotating equipment issues when providing aftermarket troubleshooting and diagnostic services. Our primary use for the ADRE System is to perform vibration monitoring and to collect vibration data. The ADRE®408 DSPi plus the ADRE® Sxp software system allows for real-time data acquisition and analysis, anytime and anywhere—whether it’s within the testing area of an L.A. Turbine facility or in the harsh environments of an arctic or desert-based processing plant.
Use of the ADRE System allows us to determine if the vibration is a result of an unbalanced rotor, a shaft with excessive run-out, seals rubbing against the shaft, or a bearing related issue. Once the problem is identified, L.A. Turbine is able to perform repairs immediately on any OEM product due to our in-house design, machining and manufacturing capabilities. If OEM drawings aren’t available we are able to replicate any components or parts with the use of our FaroArm® technology.
With new L.A. Turbine-designed and manufactured turboexpanders, the ADRE System is being used to capture vibration data during the mechanical and performance testing of the unit. A unique vibration signature is collected from each unit and retained within our L.A. Turbine turboexpander database of intellectual property.
ADRE System applications include:
- Troubleshooting, root cause analysis and problem-solving
- Vibration monitoring
- Databank collection for benchmark, reference, troubleshooting and innovation