In today’s competitive gas and power generation markets where turbo-expander environments are becoming progressively more demanding, an upgrade of existing active magnetic bearing (AMB) systems may be the answer to achieving production goals.
For magnetic bearing upgrades in turbo-expanders, two scenarios are possible:
- A controller upgrade that maintains all of the original AMB hardware and sensors
- An upgrade of the controller and the AMB mechanical components
Waukesha Magnetic Bearings has tested both options in partnership with L.A. Turbine, a leader in turbo-expander design, manufacturing and aftermarket service.
Download the “Qualified Active Magnetic Bearing Retrofits for Turbo-expanders” white paper for a discussion of the results qualifying both options for the improved performance and robustness of turbo-expanders.