MACHINE TRAIN ALIGNMENT

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MACHINE TRAIN ALIGNMENT PROCESS

We View Machine Train Alignment as a Whole.

7 Steps to a Proper Machinery Alignment
Pre-Alignment
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Safety and Work Area Preparation
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Measure
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Align
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Final Softfoot Check & Alignment
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Machine Train Alignment

Our laser machine train alignment service speeds up the alignment process while still providing an excellent alignment. By viewing the alignment as a whole, we are able to decide which points can be moved the least to bring the alignment to within acceptable tolerances.

We use the most advanced and precise laser alignment equipment on the market and a wide variety of bracketing that allows us to take measurements at almost any location. Our technicians have experience on many different machines and applications. ACQUIP can quickly improve the running condition and dependability of your machines.

By using our ACQUIP SphereAction™ approach to perform a machine train alignmentyou will generally not encounter a bolt bound condition, the alignment will have to be performed less often; the couplings, seals, and bearings will last longer; and there will be less power loss due to useless heat transfer. Our methodology reduces costly unscheduled downtime and If alignment can be improved, machinery failure rates decrease.

We provide Machine Train Alignment services for all conventional plant machine trains:

  • Motor-Gearbox-Compressor
  • Turbine HP-Turbine LP- Generator
  • Engine-Gearbox-Pump
  • Boiler Feed Pump-Turbine-Gearbox-Booster Pump
…By viewing the alignment as a whole, we are able to decide which points can be moved the least to bring the alignment to within acceptable tolerances.

TURBINE ROTOR ALIGNMENT

Once you are aligning three or more rotors you have a machine train. We take misalignment readings at each one of the couplings and look at the total misalignment for all of the rotors. Then the coupling targets are considered and the smallest bearing moves possible are calculated. This saves time in the alignment process by maximizing your tolerances.

BOILER FEED BUMP – TURBINE GEARBOX – BOOSTER PUMP

This alignment can sometimes be complicated and time consuming. Our experience allows this alignment to be performed in a relatively short amount of time with excellent results. We strive to improve operations, efficiency, and safety of your equipment
while reducing downtime and repair expenses.

Jeff Burleson
Siemens
Steel Related Technology

Working with ACQUIP on the job we had in Italy recently was the best experience I have had in this type situation. ACQUIP was very professional and the response time far exceeded my expectations. The rental equipment was in top shape and made it possible for us to take care of our customer in an emergency situation. We will look forward to doing business with you in the future. Thank you for your hard work.

David M. Casto
Siemens
Regional Quality Engineer

ACQUIP’s engineers performed a great job for Siemens Energy . The Fluid Drive and Gearbox and Pump were all included in the task. Each component was aligned to “all” of Siemens procedures and specifications requested. The Siemens customer was very satisfied with the results of the alignment and process.

Owen O’Donnell
Furino and Sons Inc.
Project Manager

First I would like to thank you for your help. We need a piece of alignment equipment on site last minute do to a break down. ACQUIP responded to your request immediately, recommend the right tool for the job, and had the tool on site by 8:30 AM the following morning. Just outstanding customer service and support from the entire ACQUIP team.

Danny Hiner
Tamarack Aerospace Group
Metrology Engineer

ACQUIP was the best choice to rent the Laser Tracker. It speeded up the process! I will definitely come back on our next set of fixtures!

Don Haag
Reliable Turbine Services
Vice President of North Operations

I highly recommend ACQUIP for executing both Tops on/Tops off and Tops off Steam path alignments.