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Reciprocating compressors need dedicated online vibration monitoring systems

Avoiding ‘crater maintenance’ and the ‘doom loop’ Reciprocating compressors have a reputation as bad actors among the rotating equipment fleet, showing the highest number of damages while being process critical at the same time. Although this is a crucial combination, insufficient protection and condition monitoring systems...

Purpose and terminology of monitoring systems

Reciprocating compressors
Monitoring and diagnostics for reciprocating compressors A guide to the purpose and terminology of monitoring systems that ensure effective operation of reciprocating compressors The only way to ensure safe, reliable, efficient and economical operation of reciprocating compressors is to monitor them continuously and to take appropriate...

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Sensor simulation device PROGNOST®-SenSim patented

PROGNOST®-SenSim is a portable device for the simulation of sensor signals. It simulates static and dynamic signals for measuring loop test routines. With PROGNOST®-SenSim,...

Order received: Germany located polyolefins producer opts for PROGNOST®-Predictor

This customer operates HDPE lines that are monitored with PROGNOST®-Predictor predecessor product SmartAdvisor. This discontinued system will be replaced with the patented monitoring technology of PROGNOST®-Predictor.

Sneak preview: PROGNOST®-Predictor V6 (Launch Juli 1st, 2018)

This years upgrade of the leading gearbox monitoring software PROGNOST®-Predictor will make the users life more easy than ever before. Not only new analyses...
Tasnee facility

Monitoring world´s largest LDPE compressor

The Tasnee facility has 5 different plants. Next to the PDH (Propane Dehydrogenation), EC (Ethylene Cracker), PP (Polypropylene) and HDPE (High Density Polyethylene), the...

Early detection of rider band and piston ring failure

Shutdown due to high values of Peak-To-Peak and Piston rod position of the Booster cylinder. Monitored compressor: Booster Primary, Burckhardt Compression B5C 1.65 4 cylinders,...

Babbitt metal wear on crosshead

Machine data: Manufacturer: Ariel Drive power: 6150 kW (8636 hp) Speed: 700 rpm 6 cylinder Double acting, 2 stages Suction pressure: 40 bar Discharge...
Hyper

Lube oil camouflages component failures

This case study demonstrates a case where – after a safety shutdown – a hyper compressor in LDPE service was restarted after it was...
Bearing Defect

Pulp & Paper industry: Bearing defect on 2nd Press CC Roll

This case is presenting a defect of a Triple Ring Bearing at the 2nd Press CC Roll. CC refers to “Controlled Crown”. This has...