CST at ADIPEC 2018
On November 12th-15th 2018, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre will host the ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE - 2018 edition. This Forum is the leading venue to discuss topical issues of the industry, where decisions that provide direct impact on formation of the global gas market will be taken. Our Engineers Massimo Colzi and Stefano Catastini will be present at booth n. 1450 in hall 1, realized in partnership with Sirio Sistemi Elettronici (SSE), to present our full range of products and services for the Oil&Gas and petrochemical industry.
CST at MCM - Mostra Fiera Manutenzione Industriale – Verona - Ottobre 2018
MCM è la Mostra Convegno Internazionale della Manutenzione Industriale che ogni anno propone una ricca area espositiva e centinaia di convegni e workshop dedicati agli operatori del settore. Manutenzione elettrica, meccanica, predittiva e diagnostica, strumentazione e controllo per la manutenzione, pompe, compressori, valvole ed accessori sono alcuni dei settori merceologici proposti in fiera. L’Ing. Cosimo Cascarci, consultative service leader, interverrà in qualità di relatore sull’argomento: “Studio e analisi delle vibrazioni dei compressori alternativi per mantenerne l’integrità”.
CST at GMRC Gas Machinery Conference - Kansas City Convention Center - Kansa City, MO - September 2018
The Gas Machinery Research Council (GMRC) is a community of proactive natural gas companies dedicated to investigating technical issues within the rapidly evolving gas machinery industry and uncovering innovative solutions that improve reliability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of mechanical and fluid systems.
SPIGF 2018 ST. Petersburg
CNG compression package designed and built by CST and Alphagas in joint production with GAZPROM GAS ENGINE FUEL, presented to Mr Miller, CEO of Gazprom, during Saint Petersburg International Gas Forum 2018. Great interest from Gazprom top management and Gas Forum participants!
CST at SPIGF 2018 ST. Petersburg
From October 2nd to 5th, the Expoforum of St. Petersburg hosts the 8th International Gas Forum. This Forum is the leading venue to discuss topical issues of the industry. The principal objective of the Forum is to provide a platform for substantive dialogue between leaders of gas industry. The Forum is by rights a unique gas industry event in Russia: besides an extensive exhibition program, every year the Forum provides a convention program that ensures substantive discussion of the most acute and pressing issues. You can find CST at booth n. B7.1 Pavillon F where you are invited to speak with our Member of the Board Giovanni Bucaneve, our Sales and Marketing manager Alessio Butini and our Service & Site Operation Project Manager Massimo Colzi.
CST at EFRC MADRID 2018
On September 13th and 14th 2018, CST has participated to the 11th Conference of the European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors in Madrid. During the conference, our mechanical engineer (Pamela Tani) has presented an article: "New concept lubrication system application on a HP reciprocating compressor"
CST at Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference in PRAGUE
From 15th to 20th of July 2018, CST has participated at the PVP - Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference in PRAGUE, presenting the article: PVP2018-84666: From Piping Deformation To Pressure Pulsation Measurements To Solve LDPE Plants Vibration Issues The ASME PVP Conference is the outstanding international technical forum for participants to further their knowledge-base by being exposed to diverse topics, and exchange opinions and ideas both from industry and academia in a variety of topics related to Pressure Vessel and Piping technologies for the Power and Process Industries. The PVP Conference is a great place to exchange ideas and to meet colleagues as we all work to create and advance Pressure Vessels and Piping technologies for our global community of practice. The PVP Conference is a recognized forum for fruitful exchange of ideas with participants from over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Americas, and the Oceania islands.
Damages and failures in industrial plants are often related to vibration issues. Reciprocating compressors are typically affected by vibration phenomena due to the very nature of reciprocating motion as alternating forces and pressure pulsations are direct and inevitable consequences of reciprocation. Many preventive technical measures are undertaken in the detailed engineering design to avoid high levels of vibration, e.g. properly designed foundations, mass balancing, volume bottles, restriction orifices and piping supports. Nevertheless, vibration problems may still arise after a machine is installed in a plant and is started up, and often the vibration is not the result of a poor detailed design of the compressor itself but may depends on the piping and supports layout in the plant. Considering the extremely high pressures involved in the LDPE process (discharge pressure is generally between 160 and 350 Mpa), especially in tubular reactor plants, safety is a key consideration, and avoiding vibrations and consequential piping ruptures is essential for optimal and safe plant operation. In a tubular reactor polyethylene plant, high piping vibrations were present on the Hypercompressor piping from the first machine start-up. Despite immediate analysis and small modifications to a few pipe supports, some areas continued to be subject to this phenomenon, potentially leading to ruptures, welding failures and hazardous gas leakages. Therefore, the end user decided to involve an independent third party consultant. During the site survey, the piping system was fully analysed to investigate the nature and the causes of the high vibrations, and it was decided that both vibration and pulsation measurements had to be performed, to obtain a complete and realistic picture of the phenomenon. While vibration measurement could be performed as a standard procedure on this kind of machine,ulsation measurement was a challenging operation since dynamic pressure transducers could not be used at such high pressures (above 100 MPa). Thus, an experimental technique was used. The pulsation measurements were performed using strain gage sensors that dynamically detected the circumferential deformation of the pipes. Information about the internal pressure was derived from the pipe deformation through the well-known theory of cylinders under internal pressure and in this way the pulsation measurements could be compared to the acoustical analysis performed during the detailed engineering phase. The analysis highlighted acoustic resonances that were not present in the project analysis, mainly due to an incorrect evaluation of the thermodynamic properties of ethylene gas, which changes significantly when the gas is subject to the high pressures at which the Hypercompressor works. Moreover, the vibration measurements were compared to the pulsations at some key points and to the mechanical natural frequency of the relevant piping segment, identifying also areas subject to mechanical resonance. After understanding the root cause of these vibrations, effective and low-impact countermeasures were recommended and implemented in a few key points, leading to a drastic reduction of the vibrations, below the limit values recommended by the standards.
CST at IRAN OIL SHOW 2018
From the 6th to the 9th of May 2018, CST's sales and marketing manager Alessio Butini has partecipated to the 23rd international Oil, Gas, Refining and Petrochemical Exhibition held in Teheran, Iran.
CST booth has been hosted in the Italian Pavillion, the ideal stage , to present Company experiences, capabilities and services that can be made available for that challenging Market space.
The Iran Oil Show is among the most significant oil and gas events in the world in terms of the number of participants and its diversity.
CST at PRC BERLINO 2018
From 7th to 8th of May, 2018, the Petrochemical & Refining Congress 2018 has been hosted in Berlin
CST was present with its booth Cosimo Carcasci, consultative service leader and Massimo Colzi, Service & Site Operations Project Manager, had the opportunity to introduce CST capabilities and services to Industry representatives, Manufacturers , End Users and Maintenance Companies leaders.
PRC Europe 2018 is a significant international downstream oil and gas event. The Congress is, dedicated to European Refining and Petrochemical sector: the vision of the Organizers is that the European petrochemical and refining industry is to be recognized as one of the growth platform in European present and future economic scenario
CST at PRC RUSSIA & CIS 2018
On April 9-10, 2018, CST partecipated to the PRC in Moscow.
PRC Russia & CIS is an annual event dedicated to oil refining and petrochemical industries, extending the PRC Europe series organized by BGS Group. More than 200 representatives from the global industry sector and particularly from Russia and CIS gather in Moscow every year to discuss topical issues of industry development, as well as to find new and strengthen existing contacts. The main goal of the event is to create a platform for networking for top- and mid-level executives, sharing experience, technologies and solutions.
CST news: From November 13th to 16th, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company of Abu Dhabi hosted the 2017 edition of ADIPEC.
This Forum is the leading venue to discuss topical issues of the industry, where decisions that provide direct impact on formation of the global gas market will be taken.
Our maintenance engineering manager Cosimo Carcasci and our service and operation engineer Massimo Colzi welcomed clients at our booth, realized in partnership with SSE.
From October 3rd to 6th, the Expoforum of St. Petersburg has hosted the 7th International Gas Forum.
This Forum is the leading venue to discuss topical issues of the industry.
Our principal consultant Giovanni Bucaneve & our sales and marketing manager Alessio Butini were been at our booth, realized together with our partners Alphagas and Sirio Sistemi Elettronici
On November 16th 2016, the Niroo Research Institute Conference Center in Teheran hosted the 7th Conference on rotating equipment in Oil & Power industries (IranRotate).
CST presented the article “Upgrade of the monitoring and protection systems of an aged centrifugal compressor”.
CST at Rotating Machinery Symposium in Seoul (Korea)
On November 17th and 18th 2016, we have participated to the 18th KOREA Rotating machinery Symposium in Seoul.
Korea Rotating machinery facility maintenance symposium is planned to help engineers to share and exchange information on problems an relative solutions in each field. (krmea.or.kr)
CST at ADIPEC 2016
From November 13th to 16th, CST participated to the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference – ADIPEC 2016 (www.adipec.com)
Vibration and Pulsation training course in CST Florence.
On November 3rd and 4th CST will host a 2 days training session titled: "Vibration and pulsations on recips and related field experiences".
The session will take place close to our headquarter in Florence and will cover the main topics on this phenomena like: basic design criteria, pulsations and vibrations, effects mitigation.
The class will include an overview on some case studies.
For more info you can download the course brochure or contact us at : +39 055 43 10 62
CST at GMRC Denver - October 2016
From october 2nd to 5th GMRC Colorado Convention Center in Denver hosted the GMRC Conference [http://www.gmrc.org/gmc]
Our maintenance engineering manager (Cosimo Carcasci) partecipated as auditor to various work-shops.
"It has been an important opportunity to share knowledge, to learn everything about the new and innovative development which are going on in the recips" .... stated Cosimo... "it's the best way to meet people Who are working on this business, on innovation, on technology and there you can learn what is going on..."
From October 4th to 7th, the Expoforum of St. Petersburg hosted the 6th International Gas Forum.
This Forum is the leading venue to discuss topical issues of the industry. During the Forum industry leaders make their decisions that provide direct impact on formation of the global gas market.
Our principal consultant Giovanni Bucaneve & our sales and marketing manager Alessio Butini were at our booth, realized together with our partner Alphagas.
On September 14th and 15th 2016, CST has participated to the 10th Conference of the European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors in CCD Congress Center of Düsseldorf.
During the conference, Our maintenance engineering manager (Cosimo Carcasci) has presented an article:
"Root cause analysis and solution of recurring fatigue failures in the cooler pipe bends of a high pressure LDPE compressor"
Our Engineer (Pamela Tani) has participated as a speaker to the training Seminar "Lubrication and Wear", speaking about: “Cylinder lubrication: effect on wear of pistons and rider rings”.
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Published a new article about "analisys and management on industrial risk" (ITA) on Manutenzione T&M magazine. [full article]
We presented a very interesting paper at the last ASME 2013 Pressure Vessel & Piping Conference held in Paris from 14th to 18th July, 2013. A Multi-phase CFD Study of a liquid slug Ingestion in a Reciprocating Compressor [full article]
Trobleshooting nella zona d’interfaccia macchina/impianto
Eliminazione di alte vibrazioni sul piping di interconnessione di due compressori alternativi Manutenzione T&M - numero 2 - Febbraio 2013 [Italian]
Another two steps ahead to increase our design capabilities.....
CST developed a new mathematical method and the related proprietary application software BearingPerf to evaluate, during the design phase, the significant oil film design parameters (such as minimum film thickness, maximum pressure, minimum temperature, optimal position of lubricant feed holes) of dynamically loaded crank mechanism bearings.
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CST developed a new proprietary software DamPerf to design and/or verify the volumes of pulsation dampeners. This software considers all the most common machine configurations and related dampeners and manifolds. It takes also in cosideration more complex plant configurations including 2 or more machines. The acceptable pulsation can be imposed by the designer of calculated according to API 618 standards. Read more....