Published Articles

Technical articles published in magazines like CompressorTech2, Hydrocarbon Processing, PTQ, Gas Compression

New offices for PROGNOST Systems Inc.

2021-01-21T17:11:43+01:00About PROGNOST Systems, News, Published Articles|

In mid of 2020 PROGNOST Systems Inc. relocated inside of the greater Houston Area. The NASA Bypass Business Park is the new home of our US subsidiary. In an local magazine an interesting article was published and can be read here. Another prestigious newcomer to NASA Bypass Business Park is the international company PROGNOST whose tagline reads "Intelligence on Duty" to connote innovative, active, and advanced rotating equipment monitoring, protection, and management. This global firm, with offices in Germany and Abu Dhabi, chose this premier business park for its US and Canada headquarters. PROGNOST Systems with over two decades of experience, provides advanced monitoring systems, diagnostic services, and machinery protection for rotating equipment, especially for the oil and gas industry. [...]

Condition Monitoring on a reciprocating compressor in a shale oil plant

2020-11-10T07:47:40+01:00Customer Case Studies, Cases with PROGNOST®-NT, Online Condition Monitoring, Published Articles, Reciprocating Machinery|

Reciprocating compressors are often used to handle very dirty and corrosive gases that have a negative impact on component lifetime and affect on the plant productivity. Due to this fact there are several ways to handle this problem, a few plants are using a identic machine as backup and in case of failure they are using the twin machine to keep the process running. But maybe this is not the best way. Efficient plants are asking for a condition monitoring system, this is where PROGNOST Systems comes to the play. A installation of a condition monitoring system like PROGNOST®-NT brings several benefits to the operator. Starting at the maintenance planning because he sees the development of his wearing parts and [...]

Early Recognition of abnormal Wear Conditions

2020-06-05T09:49:09+02:00Published Articles|

Residual abrasive contaminants in new process units can cause rapid wear of rider bands in reciprocating compressors. Those abnormal wear conditions can be detected at an early stage by continuously monitoring the proximity measures. As a result, costly damages to the compressors can be avoided.

Get the Profit: Return on Investment of Condition Monitoring Systems

2020-06-05T09:50:11+02:00Published Articles|

Condition monitoring can substantially reduce the cost of consequence by avoiding catastrophic failures and reducing the frequency of incidents by providing realtime and continuous diagnoses of bad actors and all relevant components.

Effective Vibration Monitoring for Reciprocating Compressors

2020-06-05T09:49:14+02:00Published Articles|

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 have been built with a large fleet of reciprocating compressors installed. For decades, reciprocating compressors did not enjoy the high-priority monitoring given to centrifugal machines. The reasons why are partially based on the higher number of centrifugal machines in comparison to reciprocating compressors, and operators just did not fear severe damages due to the lower kinetic energy of these comparably slow-running machines. However, they show the highest number of damages while being process-critical at the [...]

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