June 29, 2011 07:55 ET

Acquip, Inc Can Easily Perform Dynamic Movement Studies on GE Frame 7FA Gas Turbines

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - ACQUIP, INC can easily perform dynamic movement studies on GE frame 7FA gas turbines. As Damian Josefsberg, ACQUIP, INC's CEO, reveals, "We are able to determine the correct coupling alignment target to compensate for online running position. This dynamic movement study and subsequent re-alignment of the GE frame 7FA unit will reduce the vibration on the turbine generator bearings and increase unit efficiency and reliability."

Dynamic movement is due to a combination of thermal and torsional stresses introduced to the machine after start-up. The only way to compensate for how much these forces affect your machine is to measure them using a laser-based monitoring system. By measuring the relative movement of your machine from rest to hot operating conditions, this ensures that all dynamic movement is recorded and accurate alignment targets can be developed from the information.

ACQUIP, INC recently had two domestic ventures in Texas and California, and two overseas ventures in Latin America and the Middle East. Using laser and optical instrumentation, ACQUIP, INC engineers have participated in numerous laser alignment projects on an extremely wide range of equipment including steam turbines, gas turbines, generators, and rotating equipment of all types.

AboutGE frame 7FA gas turbines:
The United States now has 1,800 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the equivalent of 320 billion barrels of oil -- more than Saudi Arabia's 264 billion barrels. That eye-popping availability, coupled with the current low cost and the fact that natural gas emits less carbon than other fossil fuels, has spurred many power generators to consider switching from other fuels to gas. To meet that need, GE Energy in 2009 unveiled its upgraded gas turbine, known as the Frame 7FA, which emits less CO2 -- and can save operators more than $2.1 million per year in fuel costs versus the earlier model.

About ACQUIP, INCthermal growth monitoring service:
ACQUIP, INC uses the most advanced laser-based alignment systems to configure your machine's optimal coupling alignment targets throughout its thermal range. ACQUIP, INC's thermal growth monitoring services facilitate maximum running efficiency and productivity. For more detailed information about ACQUIP, INC laser alignment services visit (English), (Spanish), and (Portuguese).

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