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1. Morton Effect in 23,000 HP Compressor Causing Vibration-Induced Shutdown
By Nelson L. Baxter, President of ABM Technical Services, CVA Cat IV, R.P.E.
"There are different centrifugal compressor designs. They are powered by either an induction motor or a large synchronous motor. The machine in this paper is of the basic arrangement described as follows. Synchronous motors are fairly common on the larger units because they can be used to control the power factor, thus reducing the cost of electricity. The motor drives a large bull gear at typically 1200 or 1800 RPM..." READ MORE