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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...

Relationship between machine protection and condition monitoring

Machine
Bridging the gap Summary In the process industry, it is still common that users strictly separate machine protection equipment from condition monitoring. Machine operators frequently face a time-consuming troubleshooting based on minimum diagnostic data e.g. from the DCS system. For many years, flight data recorders have...

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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

PROGNOST®-Predictor is replacing the Smart Advisor installation at this customer site. Finally the patented monitoring technology of the PROGNOST®-Predictor will be responsible for the...
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,...

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...
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...