Gas and Process Compressor Lubricants
Instructor: Glenn Short, Director, BVA, Inc.
Where: STLE University, live webinar event broadcast to your computer
When: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 12-1:00 p.m., with optional Q&A from 1-1:30 p.m. Central Time
Cost: $39 for members, $59 for non-members
The petroleum, chemical, and gas industry are examples of several diverse industries where gas and process compressors are used. A process converts raw material into products, by-products, intermediate products, or waste streams. Hydrocarbons are found in natural gas, refineries, petrochemical industry, and a wide variety of other industries. Compressors in these industries represent a major capital investment and their proper functioning is critical to successful operation of a plant or pipeline. The correct choice of compressor lubricant can improve efficiency, reduce downtime, and reduce the costs of compressor maintenance. In many cases, the use of specialty or synthetic lubricants is required for compatibility with the gas, system components, or end product or to resist dilution by the gas being compressed.
In this webinar you will learn about the different types of lubricants that are used in gas and process compressors, some of the important properties compressor lubricants should possess and their proper selection. The focus will be primarily on positive displacement compressors and other compressors where the lubricant may come into contact with the gas being compressed, formulating with special types of mineral oils and synthetic lubricants to improve compatibility with the gas being compressed, and strategies for efficiency improvement and compressor reliability.
Glenn Short is the Director of BVAdvanced Division of BVA, Inc. He has been involved with materials science, synthetic fluids and lubricants for over 40 years, with a specialty in synthetic and semi-synthetic compressor lubricants over the past 32 years. Glenn holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and has experience in development, lab and field testing and OEM qualification. He is the author of two compressor application chapters in the new book: Synthetics, Mineral Oils, and Bio-Based Lubricants: Chemistry and Technology, Second Edition. For more information, click here to view the first edition as listed in the STLE Store. More information forthcoming on the Second Edition.
Phone: (847) 825-5536
Email: Kara Sniegowski at email@example.com
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