Achieving Proper Engine Alignment Through Stress Minimization
This paper presents details of a system designed to facilitate engine/compressor frame alignment through the application of evenly distributed support forces. The refinements in hydraulic cylinder design, specialty lifting devices, and the comprehensive technical basis presented, clearly set this system apart as a unique approach to frame alignment. The theoretical basis for minimum stress realignment is discussed, along with supporting arguments drawn from technical literature on the subject. Procedures and design details are presented which will enable an interested party to apply this system.