Technology

Our industry is at a tipping point

Jesús Pacheco, executive vice president of Technology & Innovation explains how digitalization is impacting our business and how it will help our clients. Ever-evolving technology is changing the way we work, and creating new opportunities to work smarter. But how is it impacting our business, and how will it help our clients? At the heart […]

Supersonic compression represents game-changing technology

Using aerodynamic design principles common in flight and propulsion-based systems, the Dresser-Rand business’ supersonic technology has game-changing implications for ground-based compressor applications. The Dresser-Rand business has been a global leader in designing and developing rotating equipment and compression technology for more than 100 years. In 2014, the company took steps to further its position as […]

D-R Eliminates High Vibration Levels In Gas Compressor

A charge gas compressor train at an ethylene plant was exhibiting high vibration levels in the low-pressure casing before crossing first critical speed. These vibration levels prevented the train from reaching its design operating speed of 5,800 rpm. With only a 45-day window to identify the cause of the vibration and fix it, Petroquimica Mexicana de Vinilo (PMV) asked Dresser-Rand engineers […]

Meeting Rising Demand for Energy has Never Been this Sustainable

As appeared in Volume 42 Issue 3/4 of Scandinavian Oil & Gas magazine. Reprinted with permission. The demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel has rapidly increased, largely due to substantial price disparities between diesel fuel and low priced natural gas, increased penalties for flaring and the expanding global shale gas development. Recognizing the need […]

Largest Pipe Array Ever Built Reducing Noise Pollution in the North Sea

Our pipe resonator array is a proven technology for reducing turbo compressor noise at the source. Last year, we successfully tested a 30-inch pipe array, the largest ever built, in Le Havre, France. Turbo compressors are, by nature, a loud noise source because of the high power and speed. Most compressors produce a strong tonal […]

Second CAES Facility to be Built in U.S.

The Apex Bethel Energy Center will be the second CAES facility of its kind to be built in the United States. Dresser-Rand received a project award earlier this year from Apex Compressed Air Energy Storage, LLC to supply equipment for a new 317 MW compressed air energy storage (CAES) facility being constructed near Tennessee Colony, […]