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Whalen, J. K.

John Crane Engineered Bearings, Houston, Texas

PE, is the chief engineer for John Crane. He is a member of STLE, ASME and the Vibration Institute. Mr. Whalen is also a member of the Turbomachinery Symposium Advisory Committee and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked for Dresser Rand, where he was involved in large turbine engineering and rotordynamics. Mr. Whalen joined Centritech Corp. in 1988 and helped form Turbo Components and Engineering in 1991.

Consider new labyrinth seals to optimize compressor operations

Flexware, Inc.: Gresh, M. T.
John Crane Engineered Bearings: Whalen, J. K.

Degradation of labyrinth seals in centrifugal impellers can have a significant impact on not only compressor power consumption but also on plant production rate. Upgrading to rub-tolerant seals can be..

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