Experimental Investigation of Thermally Induced Vibration in Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU)

Authors

  • Abdul Razak Abdul Rahman Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd, Sungai Udang Post Code 76300, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Eddy Azrai Ariffin Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd, Sungai Udang Post Code 76300, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Muhammad Helmi Abu Malaysian Refining Company Sdn Bhd, Sungai Udang Post Code 76300, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Fudhail Abdul Munir Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Durian Tunggal, Post Code 76100, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Azma Putra Centre for Advanced Research on Energy (CARe), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Durian Tunggal, Post Code 76100, Melaka, Malaysia

Keywords:

hotspot, Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU), vibration level

Abstract

Hotspot related problem can be detrimental to Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) material lifespan. One of the causes of the hotspot is susceptible high vibration level of multi components in SRU. In this project, the vibration level of the sulphur recovery unit was experimentally measured. The main objective of the measurement is to technically assessed the unit for maintenance management purpose. Two types of measurements were performed. Firstly, bump tests were conducted to accurately determine the natural frequency of the oxygen intake pipeline. Secondly, the vibration level is then mapped to various components in the system according to the process conditions. By analysing this map, the correlation between the vibration levels, natural frequency and process conditions that can cause excessive vibration of the SRU can be specifically verified.

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Published

2020-12-14

How to Cite

Abdul Rahman, A. R. ., Ariffin, E. A. ., Abu, M. H. ., Abdul Munir, F. ., & Putra, A. . (2020). Experimental Investigation of Thermally Induced Vibration in Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU). Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 56(1), 78–87. Retrieved from https://www.akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arfmts/article/view/2487

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