Research on Fracture Mechanism and Improvement Methods of Electric Submersible Pump Unit’s Joint Screw
Lijun Zhang*, 1, Hanxiang Wang1, Wenxian Xie2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2014
First Page: 539
Last Page: 543
Publisher Id: TOMEJ-8-539
Article History:Received Date: 10/09/2014
Revision Received Date: 05/11/2014
Acceptance Date: 05/11/2014
Electronic publication date: 24/12/2014
Collection year: 2014
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According to the problem of screw fracture of electric submersible pump unit in Shengtuo oilfield, the reasons for the screw fracture have been analyzed from three aspects: material, strength and pre-tightening force. The preliminary result shows that the imbalanced pre-tightening force of screw is the main reason of screw fracture. By means of Ansys software, the static and modal analyses for the electric submersible pump adapter have been conducted respectively under consistent and inconsistent pre-tightening forces. The numerical simulation results show that when the pre-tightening force is inconsistent, sharp increase in maximum stress of the screw accelerates the screw fracture, and the dynamic performance of screw in the vicinity of 3809.7Hz is the worst. Based on this, the special torque wrench is developed and then the pre-tightening quality of screw is improved greatly by using this wrench.