April 2022, Vol. 249, No. 4

Features

Using Motion Cameras to Evaluate Flow-Induced Vibration

By Meshal Alsaiari, Bander Al Otaibi, and Carlos Herrera Sierralta, Saudi Aramco, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  Piping vibration issues is an area of concern for the oil and gas industry, because it may cause severe plant production interruptions, impact plant integrity, compromise workers safety and/or impact the environment.  Vibrating equipment and process components raise stress concentration at the joining parts, such as welding and flange connections. According to the Energy Institute (EI) Guidelines, piping vibration causes mechanical excitation, pulsation and flow-induced turbulence.7  Excessive piping vibration dramatically influences hydrocarbon and utilities transportation since vib

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