Improving a Compressor Protection Regime

Analysis of the build-up to the fracture of a compressor crosshead led a refiner to revise its approach to performance monitoring Compressor crosshead fractures are costly, leading to unplanned outage of the system and loss of production. PROGNOST Systems claims that the development of fractures...

Challenges associated with the application of automatic diagnosis to Rotating Euqipment

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The past 20 years have seen continuous progress in the technological means available for monitoring the condition of Rotating Equipment. For years, machine protection relied almost exclusively on indirect state, or condition, variables such as vibration. Yet, more recent systems have been taking account...

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PROGNOST®-SILver is a flexible and fast platform for integrated asset protection. It offers everything operators and instrumentation professionals call for All this in one rack. This system is designed to provide machinery protection while maximizing production uptime.


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


PROGNOST®-Predictor helps you to manage critical areas in your process. Whether your priority is to reduce off-quality production, increase efficiency, lengthen equipment life or reduce unscheduled downtime, this solution offers management tools and expert advice to help you to achieve your goals. Combining all of the PROGNOST®-Predictor capabilities results in optimal health of your machine and supports your Preventive Maintenance to Predictive Maintenance management.
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,...
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Abrupt Failures Demand Automatic Shutdown

When push comes to shove, trust the system Modern, online diagnostic and monitoring systems are great things to have for safe and reliable machinery operation....

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...

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...