Waukesha Magnetic Bearings®, a Waukesha Bearings business and an industry leader in custom engineered magnetic bearing systems for large turbomachinery and high-performing rotating equipment, is proud to announce Mike Swann, General Manager, will be delivering a keynote address at the 14th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings (ISMB14) August 11-14 in Linz, Austria. The keynote address is titled “Industrialisation Trends for Active Magnetic Bearings in the Turbomachinery Industry.”
“We are very pleased to have one of the recognized leaders in industrial applications of magnetic bearings, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings, provide a keynote address at ISMB14 (14th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings) about their view of continuing industrialization trends and what that means for the future of this technology of worldwide interest. Mike Swann, General Manager of Waukesha Magnetic Bearings and recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award at ISMB13, will be presenting this talk,” said Prof. Wolfgang Amrhein, Chair of ISMB14.
In his keynote address, Swann will focus on the increasing adoption rate of active magnetic bearings in the turbomachinery industry and how leading magnetic bearing suppliers have been exceeding customer expectations. In turbomachinery applications for oil & gas and power generation, this has meant the globalization of sales and service activities as well as key project engineering, product development and manufacturing functions. Swann’s keynote will examine the history of these trends and what one supplier sees as the future of this industry.
In addition to Swann’s keynote address, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings Engineering Manager, Richard Jayawant, will present a paper titled “Numerical and Experimental Results of Auxiliary Bearings Testing on a High Speed Test Rig.” Waukesha Magnetic Bearings will be exhibiting in the central exhibition area throughout the four-day event.
Waukesha Bearings, a global leader in the design and manufacture of oil- and process-lubricated engineered bearings, is proud to offer the presentation of the integral squeeze film damper (ISFD) 8 – 10 a.m. June 19, at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Turbo Expo in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The presentation is based on a paper that presents experimental tests and analytical results focused on stabilizing a 46 MW 6,230kg utility steam turbine experiencing subsynchronous rotordynamic instability. The paper, coauthored by Dr. Jong Kim, Sr. Principal Engineer of Waukesha Bearings, and several other ASME colleagues, advances an integral squeeze film damper (ISFD) solution which was implemented to resolve the subsynchronous vibration and allow full-load and full-speed operation of the machine.
Dr. Jong Kim is Senior Principal Engineer for Waukesha Bearings. Joining KMC/BPI in 2001, he possesses extensive experience in rotordynamic analyses and bearing failure analyses. A former mechanical engineering teacher at Korea Maritime University for 10 years, Dr. Jong Kim received a BS degree (Mechanical Engineering, 1985) from Busan National University, and an MS degree (Mechanical Engineering, 1987) and a PhD (Mechanical Engineering, 1991) from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). He has authored and coauthored several technical papers and holds patents on bearings and dampers.