Expander-Compressor

Expander Compressor

Expander-Compressor

These high-speed machines are typically used within the natural gas, petrochemical, and air separation industries. As high-pressure gas is expanded across the turbine, the energy potential in the gas is extracted and transferred through the shaft and to the compressor. The resultant pressure reduction combined with efficient energy extraction produces the refrigeration necessary for cryogenic gas processing.

ARES AMB
Oil Bearing

Which turboexpander bearing solution is right for you?

Oil Bearing Turboexpander


LAT has extensive experience in building turboexpanders with oil bearing systems with either a standard sleeve bearing or tilt pad bearings. Whether the design represents a single-stage turboexpander or two-stage turboexpanders operating in series with a common auxiliary system on a single skid, L.A. Turbine can build it. Often better and faster than other OEMs.


Turboexpander Compressor oil bearing

Turboexpander-Compressor Oil Bearing

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Oil Bearing Side View
Side View
Applications
  • Hydrocarbon Processing: NGL | LNG | LPG | DPC
  • Industrial Gas: Hydrogen | Nitrogen

Turboexpander Applications

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Oil Bearing Front View
Front View

L.A. Turbine turboexpanders range from 3kW to 14MW, can handle up to 3000 PSIG pressure, are able to operate at speeds up to 105,000 RPM, and accommodate temperatures between -195° C to 260° with either active magnetic or oil bearings.

Oil film (sleeve) bearing

Tilt pad (fixed geometry) bearing


Turboexpander Design & Manufacturing
Configurations & Specifications

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Power/Mass Flow
Why choose an oil bearing turboexpander configuration?
  • Heritage design with operator endorsement
  • Large installed base with decades of proven results
  • High load capacity, stiffness and damping assure stable performance in wide operating ranges
Oil Bearing Perspective View
Perspective View

LAT is an agile and responsive company with complete control over the design to delivery timeframes for both new equipment and aftermarket projects. From concept to commissioning, L.A. Turbine controls and manages the entire design, engineering, fabrication, assembly and testing process for all projects in its Valencia, CA manufacturing facility. Plus, since all Manufacturing and testing is done in-house, customers receive a fully assembled and tested turboexpander unit ready for installation and commissioning upon delivery. Other OEM manufacturers often take possession of outsourced equipment and assemble it for the first time at the customer site. This approach requires additional testing and lengthens the turboexpander commissioning process.

Turboexpander-Compressor, L3000, LNG Application, Russia
Turboexpander-Compressor, L3000, LNG Application, Russia

Since 2003, L.A. Turbine (LAT) has proven to be the go-to aftermarket service provider for all OEM makes, models and brands of turboexpanders. As a single-source provider, LAT performs all in-house engineering, design, manufacturing, assembly and testing capabilities under one roof. The FX-TURBO team of aftermarket turboexpander specialists address equipment repair, redesign, upgrades and spare parts production for LAT and non-LAT turboexpander brands. In addition, a global FX-TURBO field service team provides troubleshooting, maintenance and emergency support 24/7/365 either via +1 855 FX-TURBO (+1 855 398 8726) or on-site visits.

Aftermarket Services include:


Turboexpander Aftermarket Services

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Expander-Generator Eval & Redesign

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Expander-Generator Eval, Repair & Redesign

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Expander-Generator Eval & Redesign

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Oil Bearing Turboexpander

Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) Turboexpanders


Turboexpanders equipped with active magnetic bearings (AMB) are available in two designs for the controller and the programmable logic control panel (PLC). Either an on-skid configuration where both the controller and control panel are mounted on the skid platform with the turboexpander and installed within the hub of the plant processing area. Or the off-skid configuration, where the controller and control panel are located away from the skid and installed in a separate building, often designated as the control room.


ARES AMB Turboexpander

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LAT 560

Applications
  • Hydrocarbon Processing: NGL | LNG | LPG | DPC
  • Petrochemicals: PDH
  • Industrial Gas: Hydrogen | Nitrogen

Turboexpander Applications

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Badra Oil Field

On Skid Controller – Designed for Class 1/Division 2 hazardous area installation. Read More..

Off Skid Controller – Designed for unclassified/safe areas and for end users who desire an unpurged AMB control panel Read More..

Typical AMB Installation
AMB Controller in Safe Area

On-Skid AMB Controller
Hazardous Area AMB Controller


Turboexpander Design & Manufacturing
Configurations & Specifications

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ARES AMB Turboexpander-Compressor
with On-Skid Control System – Now Available!

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Power/Mass Flow

What are the benefits of magnetic bearings?
  • Increased reliability
  • Demonstrated availability of 99.9%
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Increases plan safety
  • Enhances rotor dynamic control
  • Lowers total cost of ownership
Active Magnetic Bearing

LAT is an agile and responsive company with complete control over the design to delivery timeframes for both new equipment and aftermarket projects. From concept to commissioning, L.A. Turbine controls and manages the entire design, engineering, fabrication, assembly and testing process for all projects in its Valencia, CA manufacturing facility. Plus, since all Manufacturing and testing is done in-house, customers receive a fully assembled and tested turboexpander unit ready for installation and commissioning upon delivery. Other OEM manufacturers often take possession of outsourced equipment and assemble it for the first time at the customer site. This approach requires additional testing and lengthens the turboexpander commissioning process.

Turboexpander-Compressor, L3000, LNG Application, Russia
Turboexpander-Compressor, L3000, LNG Application, Russia

Since 2003, L.A. Turbine (LAT) has proven to be the go-to aftermarket service provider for all OEM makes, models and brands of turboexpanders. As a single-source provider, LAT performs all in-house engineering, design, manufacturing, assembly and testing capabilities under one roof. The FX-TURBO team of aftermarket turboexpander specialists address equipment repair, redesign, upgrades and spare parts production for LAT and non-LAT turboexpander brands. In addition, a global FX-TURBO field service team provides troubleshooting, maintenance and emergency support 24/7/365 either via +1 855 FX-TURBO (+1 855 398 8726) or on-site visits.

Aftermarket Services include:


Turboexpander Aftermarket Services

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AMB Modification & Redesign

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Advantages of Magnetic Bearings

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Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) Turboexpanders

On Skid Controller: ARES AMB Turboexpander


The ARES AMB Turboexpander-Compressor features the exclusive skid-mounted AMB control system and programmable logic control (PLC) panel design that is certified for Class 1/Division 2 hazardous area installation.

The skid-mounted Zephyr® AMB control system provides optimized performance, high reliability and delivers lower maintenance costs. The technology allows for remote connectivity to monitor, tune and perform diagnostic services. Also important is the high processing performance for complex algorithms which provides high dynamic efficiency for flexible production output capacity.


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AMB On Skid Controller

Applications
  • Hydrocarbon Processing: NGL | LNG | LPG | DPC
  • Petrochemicals: PDH
  • Industrial Gas: Hydrogen | Nitrogen

Turboexpander Applications

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ARES AMB field site
Why choose an on skid AMB controller and PLC turboexpander configuration?
  • Leading-edge technology
  • Faster commissioning
  • Decreased cost
Advanced Skid-Mounted AMB Control System

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What are the benefits to installing an ARES AMB on skid classified control system?

Simplified Use

  • Reduces need for vendor coordination
  • Eliminates need for ongoing field AMB specialist support

More Installations Site Options

  • Ideal for unmanned & remote locations
  • No longer requires additional space in plant control room to house AMB controller

Improved Performance

  • Easy installation & immediate operation
  • Technology provides remote AMB commissioning & monitoring

Saves Time & Money

  • Faster delivery of pre-engineered & tested solution
  • Machine arrives ready to go with no onsite equipment assembly required
  • Machine and controller design reduce overall CAPEX
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LAT is an agile and responsive company with complete control over the design to delivery timeframes for both new equipment and aftermarket projects. From concept to commissioning, L.A. Turbine controls and manages the entire design, engineering, fabrication, assembly and testing process for all projects in its Valencia, CA manufacturing facility. Plus, since all Manufacturing and testing is done in-house, customers receive a fully assembled and tested turboexpander unit ready for installation and commissioning upon delivery. Other OEM manufacturers often take possession of outsourced equipment and assemble it for the first time at the customer site. This approach requires additional testing and lengthens the turboexpander commissioning process.

Turboexpander-Compressor, L3000, LNG Application, Russia
Turboexpander-Compressor, L3000, LNG Application, Russia

Since 2003, L.A. Turbine (LAT) has proven to be the go-to aftermarket service provider for all OEM makes, models and brands of turboexpanders. As a single-source provider, LAT performs all in-house engineering, design, manufacturing, assembly and testing capabilities under one roof. The FX-TURBO team of aftermarket turboexpander specialists address equipment repair, redesign, upgrades and spare parts production for LAT and non-LAT turboexpander brands. In addition, a global FX-TURBO field service team provides troubleshooting, maintenance and emergency support 24/7/365 either via +1 855 FX-TURBO (+1 855 398 8726) or on-site visits.

Aftermarket Services include:


Turboexpander Aftermarket Services

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Off Skid Controller: AMB Turboexpander


L.A. Turbine offers an AMB turboexpander-compressor with the controller and programmable logic control (PLC) panel located away from the turboexpander skid.

Off Skid Controller

Applications
  • Hydrocarbon Processing: NGL | LNG | LPG | DPC
  • Petrochemicals: PDH
  • Industrial Gas: Hydrogen | Nitrogen

Turboexpander Applications

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Badra Oil Field
Configuration

Designed for unclassified/safe areas and for end users who desire an unpurged AMB control panel.

Typical AMB Installation
AMB Controller in Safe Area


Mass Flow Chart

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Turboexpander Design & Manufacturing
Configurations & Specifications

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Benefits
Why choose an AMB controller and panel located away from the turboexpander skid?
  • Heritage design with operator endorsement
  • Large installed base with decades of proven results
  • High load capacity, stiffness and damping assure stable performance in wide operating ranges

LAT 560

LAT is an agile and responsive company with complete control over the design to delivery timeframes for both new equipment and aftermarket projects. From concept to commissioning, L.A. Turbine controls and manages the entire design, engineering, fabrication, assembly and testing process for all projects in its Valencia, CA manufacturing facility. Plus, since all Manufacturing and testing is done in-house, customers receive a fully assembled and tested turboexpander unit ready for installation and commissioning upon delivery. Other OEM manufacturers often take possession of outsourced equipment and assemble it for the first time at the customer site. This approach requires additional testing and lengthens the turboexpander commissioning process.

Turboexpander-Compressor, L3000, LNG Application, Russia
Turboexpander-Compressor, L3000, LNG Application, Russia

Since 2003, L.A. Turbine (LAT) has proven to be the go-to aftermarket service provider for all OEM makes, models and brands of turboexpanders. As a single-source provider, LAT performs all in-house engineering, design, manufacturing, assembly and testing capabilities under one roof. The FX-TURBO team of aftermarket turboexpander specialists address equipment repair, redesign, upgrades and spare parts production for LAT and non-LAT turboexpander brands. In addition, a global FX-TURBO field service team provides troubleshooting, maintenance and emergency support 24/7/365 either via +1 855 FX-TURBO (+1 855 398 8726) or on-site visits.

Aftermarket Services include:


Turboexpander Aftermarket Services

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AMB Modification & Redesign

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Control System Upgrades

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Thank you for your interest in LAT’s turboexpander design and manufacturing capabilities. Tell us more about the turboexpander information you desire by either completing this form or calling our FX-TURBO Team at +1 855 398 8726 (+1 855 FX-TURBO).