In 2002, a leading oil and gas customer approached Waukesha Magnetic Bearings with the challenge of developing a bearing for a hermetically sealed integral motor compressor. Availability and reliability were the customer’s primary objectives. The end user could achieve a significant cap-ex savings on the installation if the motor compressor could be located outdoors, with no building or enclosure required.
The sealed characteristic the Waukesha bearings and electrical connectors delivered in the end did eliminate the requirement for a costly enclosure for the motor compressor and the end user realized a significant project cap-ex savings.
Read the complete article in the September/October 2014 issue of Oil & Gas Product News, read it online, or download the PDF below.