March 2014, Vol. 241 No. 3


Dresser-Rand Performs Noise Test On Large Pipe Resonator

Dresser-Rand Group Inc. recently performed a noise test for what the company says is the largest pipe resonator array ever produced. The test, performed on a 30-inch pipe, was to validate and confirm the estimated noise attenuation on a compressor operated by Statoil. This represents the first time Dresser-Rand developed and produced a pipe resonator array 30 inches in diameter – the largest ever produced. The project involved two complete compression trains with DATUM® D18 centrifugal compressors operating on a platform in the North Sea, 40 miles west of Statoil’s Kollsnes gas processing plant. To reduce noise emissions from the compressor trains, Statoil aske

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