Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Allah, W. K.

Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Wesam Kahalf Allah is a Pump Engineer at Saudi Aramco. He has 8 yr of experience with the company. He earned a BS degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MS degree in engineering from Texas A&M University.

Vertically suspended molten sulfur pumping challenges and best practices

Saudi Aramco: Brashler, K.  |  Allah, W. K.

The objective of this article is to share industry experience related to the reliability challenges with vertically suspended molten sulfur pumps. Due to the operating temperatures and the unique chemical properties of sulfur, several operational and reliability challenges are inherently present across the industry.

High-pressure water pump mechanical seal failure investigation

Saudi Aramco: Allah, W. K.  |  Ballard, F.  |  Al-Dhafiri, A.

To mitigate leakage, mechanical seals are one of the most critical components for centrifugal pumps.

Troubleshooting the repetitive failure and shaft seizure of a hot oil circulation pump

Saudi Aramco: Allah, W. K.  |  Al-Abood, A.  |  Ballard, F.  |  Brashler, K.

The Shaybah NGL recovery plant has a single-stage, double-suction between bearings, radial-split design for hot oil circulation.

Analyzing axial cooling fans’ high noise, vibration and failures

Saudi Aramco: Allah, W. K.

Shipping pumps with 1,800 hp are equipped with five cooling fans that cool the oil going to the lube oil pumps to lubricate the bearings.

Root cause analysis on bearing failure on an induced draft fan

Saudi Aramco: Allah, W. K.

This case study aims to provide the root cause analysis behind bearing failure of an induced (ID) fan at a new refinery startup in 2015.

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