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Compressor Monitoring in a shale oil plant

Shale oil compressor
Often, reciprocating compressors are used to handle very dirty and corrosive gases that have a negative Impact on the life of their components and can affect plant productivity. In such cases, installation of a condition monitoring system that enables operating the compressor safely by...

Good Vibrations?

Reciprocating compressors
Does frame vibration offer effective protection for reciprocating compressors? For decades, reciprocating compressor monitoring was not a high priority; centrifugal machines were always the focus of operators and monitoring equipment investments. The reasons for this are partially based on the high number of centrifugal compressors,...

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PROGNOST-SILver

First PROGNOST®-SILver of new generation commissioned at CATS Terminal (UK)

In July 2018, the first PROGNOST®-SILver of the new generation started at CATS (Central Area Transmission System) in England. The site is a Natural...

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.
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...