Klaus Brun is the Director of R&D at Elliott Group. He is also the past Chairs of the Board of Directors of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute and the IGTI Oil & Gas applications committee. Rainer Kurz is the Manager for Systems Analysis at Solar Turbines Incorporated in San Diego, CA. He is an ASME Fellow since 2003 and the chair of the IGTI Oil and Gas Applications Committee.
Over the last few years, compressor manufacturers have invested significant research funding in an attempt to decrease bearing and lube oil temperatures in their machinery bearings by a ...On March 1, 2021 / By Klaus Brun & Rainer Kurz
Many centrifugal compressors run in applications such as gas gathering, gas storage, or pipeline compression where a wide operating range is required. However, when specifying the desired flow ...On November 10, 2020 / By Klaus Brun & Rainer Kurz
The commercial shipping industry has generally avoided gas turbines for primary propulsion and onboard electric power needs, turning instead to reciprocating engines, which have a history of operating ...On October 2, 2020 / By Klaus Brun & Rainer Kurz
Testing turbomachinery requires corrections between actual test conditions and those originally specified as the acceptance, operating or design conditions. The factory or field test will usually be performed ...On April 9, 2020 / By Klaus Brun & Rainer Kurz
Mark Twain once said, “Good judgement is the result of experience; and experience the result of bad judgement.” That wise saying is something that turbomachinery engineers and machinery ...On March 13, 2020 / By Klaus Brun & Rainer Kurz
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