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The following technical articles we have published in the industry magazines CompressorTech2, Hydrocarbon Engineering, Petroleum Technology Quarterly (PTQ), and Hydrocarbon Processing. These articles are available as .pdf-files for download.

Monitoring system keeps small fault from becoming catastrophic

Segmented vibration analysis triggers timely shutdown In the 200 ms it takes for one revolution of a crankshaft, everything can change. In that brief span...

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...

Good Vibrations?

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...

Compressor Valve Monitoring

Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the most common online condition monitoring technologies PROGNOST Systems’ failure mode survey of most common reciprocating compressor failure modes shows...

Relationship between machine protection and condition monitoring

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...

Reciprocating compressors need dedicated online vibration monitoring systems

Avoiding ‘crater maintenance’ and the ‘doom loop’ Reciprocating compressors have a reputation as bad actors among the rotating equipment fleet, showing the highest number of...

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