Klaus Brun, the Machinery Program Director at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. He is also the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute and the IGTI Oil & Gas applications committee. Rainer Kurz, the Manager for Systems Analysis at Solar Turbines Incorporated in San Diego, CA. He is an ASME Fellow since 2003 and the chair of the IGTI Oil and Gas Applications Committee.
The automotive industry in Europe, especially in Germany, is in turmoil. Certain European cities are considering a ban on vehicles with diesel engines from downtown areas. The diesel ...On September 4, 2018 / By Mythbusters: Klaus Brunn & Rainer Kurz
As a teenager, I (Klaus) took chances and subsequently got into a fair share of trouble. No lasting damage was done … I think. From this, I learned ...On August 13, 2018 / By Mythbusters: Klaus Brunn & Rainer Kurz
Those of us who have used gas turbines as drivers for compressors have, for many years, thought that the problem of torsional train excitation was well understood and ...On July 18, 2018 / By Mythbusters: Klaus Brunn & Rainer Kurz
There always seems to be something to hype in the energy industry. This time it’s energy storage. Having been actively engaged in the industry for many years (no, ...On April 13, 2018 / By Mythbusters: Klaus Brunn & Rainer Kurz
When following press releases from the recent past, we find frequent discussions about the future of fossil-fueled engines. There is public debate about the viability of gas engines ...On February 23, 2018 / By Mythbusters: Klaus Brunn & Rainer Kurz
We recently heard a great case of “the pot calling the kettle black” by some of our esteemed colleagues of the turbomachinery industry. Proponents of electric motor-driven compression ...On October 15, 2017 / By Mythbusters: Klaus Brunn & Rainer Kurz
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