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  1. 1. PROCESS & COMPRESSION SYSTEMS Engineered Air, Industrial and Process Gas Centrifugal Compressors MSG and TURBO-AIR series featuring oil-free air
  2. 2. You have many distinct advantages when you partner with Cameron for your centrifugal compressor needs. Cameron manufactures centrifugal air and gas compressors and provides aftermarket products and services for a broad customer base around the world. The cutting-edge solutions we deliver for air, industrial and process gas requirements are made possible by the unique blend of product quality, engineering talent and dedicated teamwork brought to every customer. With our main manufacturing facility in Buffalo, N.Y., and distribution in more than 80 sales and service locations worldwide, Cameron is a global company with a commitment to meeting your needs with exceptional centrifugal compressor technology while exceeding your expectations with unequaled service and support. centrifugalcompressors
  3. 3. A history of innovation 1955Joy Manufacturing Co. established facility in Buffalo, N.Y. 1960First small integral gear centrifugal compressor introduced 1965First packaged centrifugal compressor introduced 1971First four-stage, nitrogen recycling machine for liquefaction of industrial gases 1980First microprocessor-controlled compressor launched 1987Purchased by Cooper Industries, Inc. major capital investments made 1988First seven-stage, dual-service machine with three pinions in each gearbox 1994Turbo-Air 2000 introduced, incorporating the fourth generation of microprocessor-based control 1995Cooper Cameron Corporation established 1997Turbo-Air 3000 introduced major capital investments made 1999Turbo-Air 6000 introduced 2001Turbo-Air Cooled 2000 introduced Entered process gas market Introduced Turbo-Air 11000 Introduced Turbo-DryPak 2002Cooper Energy Services and Cooper Turbocompressor combined into a single operating division, Cooper Compression 2004Maestro series of control systems introduced 2005 Turbo-Air 2020 introduced 2008Turbo-Air high-pressure series introduced 2009 MSG-18 introduced Introduced Turbo-Gas 2040 Introduced Turbo-Air blower Class Zero Certification awarded 2010 Turbo-Air 6040 introduced MSG and Turbo-Air Series Engineered Compressors Camerons MSG (multistage geared) and Turbo-Air compressor series offers outstanding design flexibility. MSG compressors are application-engineered with a number of available configurations: Flows from 2720 to 195,400 m3 /hr (1600 to 115,000 cf/min) Horsepower capacity to over 18,650 kW (25,000 hp) Discharge pressures to 80 barg (1200 psig) Turbo-Air engineered compressors are completely packaged on a common base for easy installation and are available in a number of configurations: Flows from 2720 to 59,500 m3 /hr (1600 to 35,000 cf/min) Horsepower capacity to more than 6000 kW (8000 hp) Discharge pressures to 83 barg (1200 psig) PROCESSCOMPRESSION SYSTEMS 1
  4. 4. The Advantages of Centrifugal Compressor Technology Integrally geared centrifugal compressors represent the latest technology, offering significant advantages over outdated, less-efficient and more costly compressor designs. These advantages are inherent in the centrifugal design and are further enhanced by Camerons more than 55 years of centrifugal expertise. 2
  5. 5. Compare Camerons innovative centrifugal compressor technology with other machines, such as positive displacement compressors, and the advantages are clear. Cameron's Centrifugal Compressors No wearing parts requiring regular replacement Oil filter elements and seal gas filter elements are easily replaced online 100% oil-free Prevent contamination of system Meet strict downstream requirements Pulsation-free and require no dampers Feature inlet guide vane control plus bypass for consistent gas delivery under all conditions Capable of handling substantially higher volumes of gas in one or two small casings for a smaller overall package Essentially vibration-free Require only a pad suitable for supporting the static weight of the package Other Compressors Require regular maintenance, such as replacement of piston rings, gland packing and valve plates Result in high operating expenses and significant machine downtime Oil filters must be installed at discharge Potential for oil carryover to foul the process Require the use of large pulsation dampers to reduce pressure fluctuations The use of cylinder unloading for stepped flow control can result in complicated process control due to sudden changes in capacity May have four or six cylinders requiring more space for installa- tion Require large and deep foundation to handle heavy weight and unbalanced forces Precautions must be taken to prevent transmission of vibration to other equipment Low Maintenance Oil-Free Process Gas No pulsation Optimum Control Compact Installation Footprint no Vibration PROCESSCOMPRESSION SYSTEMS 3
  6. 6. VARIABLE INLET GUIDE VANES Optional variable inlet guide vanes can offer power savings of up to 9% Inlet vanes impart a whirling motion to the inlet air flow in the same direction as the impeller operation, reducing the work input Net power savings at reduced flow or on days colder than the design temperature Inlet vanes are positioned close to the impeller to achieve increased benefit The inlet vanes throttling capabilities allow for start-up in high-static load situations Oil-free Air and Gas Prevents system contamination Removes the potential for compressed air pipeline fires caused by oil carryover No costly waste disposal associated with oil-laden condensate Eliminates the expense and maintenance of oil separation filters at the discharge High Reliability Camerons centrifugal compressors are designed to be extremely reliable due to: Conservative high-quality gear design Long-life pinion bearing design Thrust loads absorbed at low speed Stainless steel compression elements Low Compressor Operating Life Cycle Cost Camerons centrifugal compressors provide better overall operating efficiency than positive displacement or other centrifugal compressors. Excellent efficiencies at full load, part load and no load Low maintenance cost Increased uptime from high-reliability design (limits the need for multiple unit installations for basic reliability reasons) No sliding or rubbing parts in the compression process that can cause wear and thereby efficiency loss Easy Operation/Maintenance State-of-the-art Maestro control systems Fully automated operation for any process conditions Machine self-diagnostics No wearing parts requiring periodic changes or replacement in the compression elements Accessible horizontally split gearbox for quick inspection Removable intercooler and aftercooler bundles for easy cleaning Simple Installation Compressor, lubrication system, intercoolers, shaft coupling, coupling guard, interconnecting piping, etc. on a common base Easy installation with no special foundation requirements Easy component accessibility Customer connection point flexibility Reduced floor space required Pulsation-free4
  7. 7. 3R2MSGPB-5G/30 Gas Compressor (left) application: Located in Algeria; used as a boil-off compressor specifications: Flow = 20,000 kg/hr Discharge Pressure = 7.3 barA 4MSG-16/15 Air Compressor (below) application: Located in China; used as a main air compressor for an air separation plant specifications: Flow = 59,000 Nm3 /hr Discharge Pressure = 12.4 barA The Right Compressor for Your Needs In a wide variety of applications, there is a centrifugal compressor from Cameron that meets your requirements. With more than 18,000 installations worldwide, on nearly every continent, Cameron's products are proven in a number of different industries. PROCESSCOMPRESSION SYSTEMS 5
  8. 8. 01 01 01 04 04 02 02 04 03 Cross-sectional View of a Typical Three-rotor Process Gas Compressor 01: One, two or three rotors, up to six stages per gearbox 02: Horizontal splitline(s) for easy access to parts 03: Engineered seal designs 04: NACE-compliant scrolls and inlets can be manufactured from steel or stainless steel Engineered Air Applications Industrial gases Instrument air American Petroleum Institute (API) standards Soot blowers Large plant air Power industry related Gas Compressor Applications Fuel gas boosting Natural gas gathering Hydrocarbon refrigeration gas Carbon monoxide CO2 (wet or dry) SynGas Low molecular weight recycle gas High-pressure nitrogen Landfill gas Camerons centrifugal compressors are exceptional by design. One, two or three rotors, up to six stages per gearbox Horizontal splitline(s) for easy access to parts 6
  9. 9. Horizontally Split Gearbox for Easy Maintenance Allows inspection or replacement of gears, bearings and oil seals by simply lifting a cover No disassembly of piping or heat exchangers is necessary Periodic inspections and maintenance are made easy Reduced maintenance, increased uptime Bull Gears for Optimum Speed and Efficiency Allows each pinion to operate at optimum speed, as determined by the flow and efficiency characteristics of the impeller Main driver is connected directly to the compressor by a low-speed coupling Gears are high-speed, precision helical-type, designed to meet or exceed AGMA and ISO quality standards Tilting Pad Pinion Bearings for High Reliability Five-pad journal bearings have the highest stability and lowest vibration level for high- speed shafts, which are subjected to variable loading over a wide range High reliability over the entire operating range, from full load to no load Pressure-lubricated and steel-backed for increased reliability Five-pad Tilting Pad Bearing Assembly Rotor Assembly for Smooth Operation Each rotor assembly consists of a pinion shaft, to which one or two impellers are attached Pinion gears are hardened and