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Machine monitoring/protection/shutdown now in one SIL 3 certified device

PROGNOST-SILver
PROGNOST®-SILver sets a higher benchmark for protection and uptime of reciprocating compressors and rotating equipment Machine monitoring/protection/shutdown now in one SIL 3 certified device Rheine, Germany: In response to requests for a full-spectrum asset care solution in a single device, PROGNOST Systems has launched PROGNOST®-SILver: the...

Effective Vibration Monitoring for Reciprocating Compressors

Reciprocating compressors
Modern standards require frame sensors and more This paper reviews and discusses the machinery protection philosophy for reciprocating compressors that once was state of the art, and examines how technology, as well as applicable standards, have evolved since the 1970s, a time when many refineries...

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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,...
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...

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...

Pulp & Paper industry: Roll Barring

Roll barring is very common in the press and calendars sections with rolls that are nipped together. This example is in a Soft Nip...