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Modular apparatus for testing gas meters

A test apparatus to test operation of a gas meter. The test apparatus may include metrology devices, namely, a master meter and a measuring device, typically with a sensor to measure ambient conditions that prevail at the master meter and the gas meter. ... Dresser Inc

Regulating pressure and harvesting energy as relates to flow meters and metrology hardware

An energy harvester for use in-line with a pipe to harness potential and kinetic energy of fluids flowing therein. Structure for the energy harvester may include a shaft and a blade extending radially therefrom. ... Dresser Inc

Harvesting energy on a metrology device

An apparatus comprising a meter device with a rotating component configured to rotate in response to a flowing fluid, an indexing unit coupled with the meter device and configured to process signals from the meter device resulting in values for measured parameters of a flowing fluid, and an energy harvester coupled to the pair of impellers, the energy harvester comprising a first harvesting unit and a second harvesting unit that co-operate to generate an electrical signal, the first harvesting unit configured to co-rotate with the pair of impellers, the second harvesting unit comprising a hollow, magnetic core disposed proximate the first harvesting unit.. . ... Dresser Inc

Support structure for rotating machinery

A support structure for rotating machinery is provided. The support structure may include a first main hollow support member and a second main hollow support member, each having a longitudinal axis and a square cross-section. ... Dresser Inc

Method for transmitting data for device diagnostics and implementations thereof

A method that simplifies the exchange of data to facilitate delivery of data that relates to operation of a valve assembly to a web-based user interface over a network. In one embodiment, the method configures an apparatus to receive data about the valve assembly in a first format and to generate an output in a second format, e.g., javascript object notation (json) format. ... Dresser Inc

Regulating operation of a drive assembly for manual overide of an actuator

An actuator with an override device to avoid damage to components during transition to and from manual operation and during manual operation. In one embodiment, the actuator comprises an output shaft, a drive assembly coupled with the output shaft, the drive assembly comprising a motor and a brake, an override device coupled with the output shaft, the override device comprising a gear assembly and a switch actuator, and a housing forming an enclosure about at least the gear assembly and the switch actuator. ... Dresser Inc

Reducing spring load prior to maintenance on an actuator

A safety device that is useful to release load on a spring found in an actuator. In one embodiment, the actuator can have a housing comprising a pair of housing members and a fastening device coupling the pair of housing members to one another. ... Dresser Inc

Using localized flow characteristics on electronic flow meter to quantify volumetric flow

An electronic flow meter that is configured to use localized flow conditions to determine volumetric flow. The embodiments may include a body forming a pass-through channel and a by-pass channel; a semiconductor device comprising a sensor disposed proximate the by-pass channel, the sensor configured to generate a signal with data that reflects localized pressure and localized temperature of a stream in the by-pass channel; and a processing component coupled with the sensor to receive and process the signal so as to identify a flow condition for the stream, select a calculation for volumetric flow rate in response to the flow condition, use data for localized pressure and localized temperature in the calculation to generate a value for the volumetric flow rate; and generate an output with data that reflects the value for the volumetric flow rate.. ... Dresser Inc

Method for determining amplitude of stick-slip on a valve assembly and implementation thereof

A method for processing operating data (e.g., position, setpoint, and pressure) for a valve assembly. The method is configured to associate characteristics of operation for the valve assembly with a root cause and/or a contributing factor. ... Dresser Inc

Using wireless data transmission to maintain intrisnic safety of a gas meter

A gas meter is outfit with near field communication (nfc) devices for in-situ exchange of data. The nfc devices reside in separate compartments. ... Dresser Inc

Manufacture of actuators and control valve assemblies

An actuator for use in a control valve assembly that has a structure amenable to manufacture. The actuator may comprise a housing comprising a plurality of walls secured to one another with fasteners to form an interior cavity, a torque hub disposed in the interior cavity, the torque hub comprising a torque body and a torque arm that are releasably engaged with one another via fasteners, each of the torque body and the torque arm having interfacing geometry that defines surfaces that engage with opposing surfaces on the other; and a load generator coupled with the torque hub.. ... Dresser Inc

System and method for identifying data useful for valve diagnostics

Embodiments of systems and methods that can facilitate data collection for valve diagnostics. The systems can include a valve assembly with a valve and a sampling device that is configured to access a repository with a first buffer and a second buffer. ... Dresser Inc

System and method for liquefaction of natural gas

A liquefaction system and method for producing liquefied natural gas (lng) is provided. The liquefaction system may include a heat exchanger to cool natural gas to lng, a first compressor to compress and combine first and second portions of a single mixed refrigerant from the heat exchanger, a first cooler to cool the single mixed refrigerant from the first compressor to a first liquid phase and a gaseous phase, and a first liquid separator to separate the first liquid phase from the gaseous phase. ... Dresser Inc

Securing network communications on industrial automation systems

A system and associated method for securing communication between a first device and a second device are provided. The system includes a first device communicatively coupled with a second device over a communication connection line. ... Dresser Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350658

Pumped heat energy storage system using a conveyable solid thermal storage media

A pumped heat energy storage system is provided. The pumped heat energy storage system may include a charging assembly configured to compress a working fluid and generate thermal energy. ... Dresser Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350417

Variable area diffuser

A diffuser assembly for a compressor is provided. The diffuser may include a first stationary wall and a second stationary wall coupled with one another and forming at least in part a volute configured to receive compressed process fluid from the diffuser. ... Dresser Inc

12/07/17 / #20170350318

Hybrid compressed air energy storage system and process

A hybrid compressed air energy storage system is provided. A method of operation thereof includes compressing air during a storage period, and extracting thermal energy therefrom to produce a cooled compressed air. ... Dresser Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334023

System and method for additive manufacturing of turbomachine components

A method for fabricating a turbomachine component including a metal alloy with a layering device is provided. The method for fabricating the turbomachine component may include combining two or more elemental powders to form a powdered material. ... Dresser Inc

11/09/17 / #20170320075

Water injector nozzle

A water injector assembly includes an injector body having a substantially hollow interior. The injector body defines an inlet opening defined within an outer radial surface of the injector body at a first axial location along the injector body. ... Dresser Inc

10/26/17 / #20170307019

Seal assembly for a turbomachine

A seal assembly for a bearing housing is provided. The seal assembly may include a rotor seal member configured to be in sealing engagement with a rotary shaft. ... Dresser Inc

10/26/17 / #20170304756

Bladed drum for rotary separator system

A separator method and apparatus that includes a rotatable drum defining an annular passageway therein, a plurality of blades coupled to the rotatable drum and located in the annular passageway, each of the plurality of blades including a leading section, a trailing section, a concave surface, and a convex surface, the concave and convex surfaces extending from the leading section to the trailing section, each of the plurality of blades disposed circumferentially adjacent to at least another one of the plurality of blades so as to define blade flowpaths therebetween, and a housing at least partially surrounding the rotatable drum and defining a fluid collection chamber fluidly communicating with the annular passageway.. . ... Dresser Inc

10/12/17 / #20170292630

Method for detecting an operating condition on a valve assembly and implementation thereof

A method to detect cycling of components that result from use of a tight shut-off mode on a valve assembly. Embodiments of the method use operating data from the valve assembly. ... Dresser Inc

10/05/17 / #20170285611

Replacing a controller on a process device

A method for replacing a controller on a process device that avoids downtime on a process line. The method may include retrieving data from a first controller on a valve assembly, the data comprising information that defines values for operating parameters on the first controller, removing the first controller from the valve assembly, coupling a second controller to the valve assembly, and storing data on the second controller, the data comprising information that defines the values for operating parameters corresponding with the first controller.. ... Dresser Inc

10/05/17 / #20170284453

Piston rod assembly

A piston rod assembly for a reciprocating compressor. The piston rod assembly may include a piston rod having a longitudinal axis and forming a piston rod neck and a piston rod shoulder. ... Dresser Inc

09/21/17 / #20170269676

Expanding functions of a process device

A board-level assembly that is useful to expand functions of a valve positioner on a valve assembly. The board-level assembly can incorporate a main circuit board and a peripheral “smart” circuit board. ... Dresser Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268818

System and method for the production of liquefied natural gas

A system and method for producing liquefied natural gas are provided. The method may include compressing a process stream containing natural gas in a compression assembly to produce a compressed process stream. ... Dresser Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268493

Compressor mounting system

A mounting system for an industrial compression system including a first component close-coupled to a second component includes a first support for the first component. The first support is configured to resist movement of the first component in a first direction substantially horizontal relative to the first component, a second direction substantially vertical relative to the first component, and an axial direction relative to the first component. ... Dresser Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244351

Regulating temperature on an actuator

A safety device for an actuator that can modulate power to an electric motor in response to a fault condition (e.g., stall). In one embodiment, the actuator can include a motor with a shaft, a sensor disposed in proximity to the shaft, and a control processor coupled with the sensor and the motor. ... Dresser Inc

08/17/17 / #20170234844

Apparatus and methods for testing gas meters

An apparatus that is configured to test operation of a gas meter. The apparatus can include a process control member with operative circuitry that provides all functionality necessary to execute the test and to analyze the resulting data. ... Dresser Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227166

Pistonless subsea pump

A method for boosting a multiphase fluid is provided. The method may include separating the multiphase fluid into a liquid phase and a gaseous phase in a separator, compressing the gaseous phase in a compressor, and discharging the compressed gaseous phase from the compressor to the discharge line. ... Dresser Inc

08/03/17 / #20170219207

Concentric resonators for machines

A system for attenuating acoustic energy in machines is provided. The system may include an inner tube disposed about a central axis, an outer tube disposed about the inner tube and the central axis, and a middle tube disposed about the central axis and between the inner tube and the outer tube. ... Dresser Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218770

System and method for cooling a fluidized catalytic cracking expander

Systems and methods for cooling a rotor assembly disposed within a cavity of an expander fluidly coupled with a cooling source are provided. The system may include an annular body disposed on a rotor disc of the rotor assembly. ... Dresser Inc

07/27/17 / #20170213335

Utilizing an image of a valve assembly to identify the valve assembly found on a process line

A system and method for conveying an identity of a valve assembly found on a process line. The method can configure the system for receiving a first image of a subject valve assembly at a first computing device. ... Dresser Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199519

System and method to monitor characteristics of an operating fluid in a process line

A system that provides localized monitoring of characteristics of instrument gas that a valve assembly uses to modulate the flow of a working fluid. The system includes components that generate an output in response to, for example, particulates, humidity, temperature, and other characteristics of the instrument gas. ... Dresser Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191749

Method for the production of liquefied natural gas

A system and method for producing liquefied natural gas are provided. The method may include compressing a process stream containing natural gas in a compression assembly to produce a compressed process stream. ... Dresser Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175771

Support assembly for a turbomachine

A support assembly and method for supporting an internal assembly in a casing of a turbomachine are provided. The support assembly may include a support member that may be slidably disposed in a recess formed in the internal assembly and configured to engage an inner surface of the casing. ... Dresser Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175755

Damper seal for double flow compressor arrangement

A seal assembly for a dual-flow compressor is provided. The seal assembly may include an annular body disposed about a rotary shaft between a first compression assembly and a second compression assembly of the dual-flow compressor. ... Dresser Inc

06/22/17 / #20170175641

Gas turbine combustion acoustic damping system

A gas turbine may include a rotatable shaft, a compressor disposed about the rotatable shaft and configured to output compressed air, and a combustor disposed about the rotatable shaft. The combustor may be configured to receive the compressed air and output high temperature compressed gas. ... Dresser Inc

04/27/17 / #20170114927

Predicting maintenance requirements for a valve assembly

A system and method for predicting failure conditions on a valve assembly. The method can include stages for comparing a maintenance variable to a threshold criteria, each related to an operating feature that uses operating data to quantify operation of a valve assembly, the threshold criteria associating an operating pattern found in the operating data with a failure mode on the valve assembly. ... Dresser Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107903

Method for reducing specific air consumption in a caes system

A system and method are provided for a compressed air energy storage (caes) system. The system and method may include compressing a process gas with a compressor train to produce a compressed process gas. ... Dresser Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107848

Methods for retrofitting a turbomachine

Methods for retrofitting a turbomachine are provided. A first trip cup of the turbomachine may be replaced with a second trip cup. ... Dresser Inc

04/13/17 / #20170103198

Device functionality control

A system and associated method for controlling access to features of a device are provided. The system includes a feature access component that maintains an access control register configured to store an access control parameter indicating whether a user has access to a feature of the device. ... Dresser Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102148

System and method for operating a gas turbine assembly

A gas turbine assembly and method for operating the gas turbine assembly are provided. The method for operating the gas turbine assembly may include compressing a process fluid containing inlet air through a compressor to produce compressed inlet air, combining fuel from a main fuel source with the process fluid, and preheating the process fluid containing the inlet air and the fuel in a warmer disposed downstream from the compressor. ... Dresser Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102082

Apparatus for setting and verifying set point on a valve assembly

Embodiments of an apparatus that provide functions to set and to verify the set point of a valve assembly in a single device. These embodiments forgo the need to use of two separate devices, one each to accomplish the tasks to set the set point and to verify the set point. ... Dresser Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096905

Bi-directional shaft seal

A non-contacting seal is provided, including a first sealing face formed on an end of a primary ring and a second sealing face formed on an end of a mating ring. Grooves may be formed in at least one of the first and second sealing faces, such that the grooves extend from one edge of the respective sealing face to an intermediate radius of the respective sealing face. ... Dresser Inc

03/16/17 / #20170077780

Stator can for improved rotordynamic stability

A stator can for an electric motor of a motor-compressor is provided. The stator can may include an annular body configured to be disposed radially outward of a rotor of the electric motor. ... Dresser Inc

03/16/17 / #20170074702

Encoder device and fluid meter comprised thereof

Embodiments of an encoder device and a fluid meter incorporating the encoder device, wherein the fluid meter can embody a gas meter that monitors supply of gas to a consumer. The encoder device is configured to generate a signal with information that quantifies the supply of gas, for example, by associating the movement of a moveable element with a volume of fluid that flows through the gas meter. ... Dresser Inc

03/02/17 / #20170059539

Modular metering system

A metering system that may find use to generate values for measured parameters of materials. The metering system may be configured with a metrology device configured to generate a first signal in digital format to convey information about material in a conduit. ... Dresser Inc

01/26/17 / #20170025848

Regulating temperature on an actuator

A safety device for an actuator that can modulate power to an electric motor in response to a fault condition (e.g., stall). In one embodiment, the actuator can include a motor with a shaft, a sensor disposed in proximity to the shaft, and a control processor coupled with the sensor and the motor. ... Dresser Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022999

Electrically heated balance piston seal

A balance piston seal assembly for a balance piston of a compressor is provided. The balance piston seal assembly may include a balance piston seal configured to be disposed about the balance piston such that an inner radial surface of the balance piston seal and an outer radial surface of the balance piston define a radial clearance therebetween. ... Dresser Inc

01/12/17 / #20170010042

System and method for the production of liquefied natural gas

A method for producing liquefied natural gas (lng) is provided. The method may include feeding natural gas from a high-pressure natural gas source to a separator and removing a non-hydrocarbon from the natural gas. ... Dresser Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009757

Self venting piston plugs

A piston plug includes a cylindrical body having a longitudinal axis and an outer cylindrical surface. The outer cylindrical surface extends longitudinally between a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface. ... Dresser Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009654

Motive air conditioning system for gas turbines

A motive air conditioning system for a gas turbine assembly is provided. The motive air conditioning system may include an inlet flow channel configured to be fluidly coupled with the gas turbine assembly. ... Dresser Inc

01/05/17 / #20170002825

Balance piston with a sealing member

A balance piston for a compressor is provided. The balance piston may include an annular body and a seal extending from an axial surface of the annular body. ... Dresser Inc








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