Waukesha Magnetic Bearings to Present at MaintCon 2014 in Bahrain
Waukesha Magnetic Bearings, an industry leader in custom-engineered magnetic bearing systems for large turbomachinery and high-performing rotating equipment, is proud to announce that Chief Engineer Richard R. Shultz will be delivering a presentation at the third biennial Middle East Maintenance Conference & Exhibition (MaintCon), Dec. 7-10, 2014, in Bahrain. The presentation, which is co-authored by Mamdouh B. Al-Aidarous, Saudi Aramco, PE Mechanical, with Rotating Equipment & Dynamic Analysis (REDA), will focus on Bearing System Reliability and Availability, including consideration of a magnetic bearing system for an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) motor compressor.
“MaintCon 2014 in Bahrain is a tremendous opportunity to discuss the newest technologies from around the globe, and we are excited that Richard Shultz will be sharing the unique benefits of magnetic bearing systems with attendees this year,” said Jay A. Burnette, President of Waukesha Bearings Corporation.
Shultz’s presentation will examine the design of canned magnetic bearings in a hermetically sealed motor compressor. The canning, a highly corrosion-resistant metallic lining, allows the bearings to operate directly immersed in the process gas. With the elimination of the need for shaft seals, the system’s reliability is increased, and no maintenance is required for the magnetic bearings. Specific attention will be paid to the benefits of the condition monitoring capabilities within the magnetic bearing system.
Shultz is the Chief Engineer for bearing systems at Waukesha Magnetic Bearings. He has 20 years of industrial experience designing magnetic bearing systems and auxiliary bearing systems, specializing in rotordynamics and control system design. He has recently instructed at the Magnetic Bearing Short Course at Texas A&M University’s Turbomachinery Symposium and the Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium in Qatar.
In conjunction with the presentation, all of Waukesha Bearings Corporation’s operating companies, including Waukesha Magnetic Bearings, Waukesha Bearings, Inpro/Seal and Bearings Plus, will be exhibiting at the event with local partner Eastern MSAR at booth B06 and B08. Attendees are invited to talk with representatives about all the Waukesha product lines, including hydrodynamic bearings, magnetic bearings, brush seals and engineered sealing solutions.