Rotary equipment is the given categorisation for mechanical devices that provide kinetic energy to an operation enabling it to move. Rotating equipment is seen in various mechanisms throughout the process industry sector and it consists of components that move solids, liquids or gases through a series of drivers, driven components and the transmission devices. This type of application can be usually found in steam or gas turbines.
The steam turbines act as a potential driver, using high-pressure steam to stimulate the rotary equipment such as the forced/induced-draft fans, pumps or air compressors. Whereas the gas turbines can either use compressed air to drive the generator or use “scoop tubes” as a fluid coupling to drive the rotating equipment. Operating this equipment can be fairly risky, and workers should be careful and take the right precautions in order to avoid injuries.