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Sensor positions on Reciprocating Compressors

Best practices for sensor mounting to obtain perfect signals for Online Condition Monitoring and Machine Protection of Rotating Equipment. This includes acceleration sensors, velocity...

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...

Challenges associated with the application of automatic diagnosis to Rotating Euqipment

The past 20 years have seen continuous progress in the technological means available for monitoring the condition of Rotating Equipment. For years, machine protection...

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...

Effective Vibration Monitoring for 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...

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...

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...

Compressor Monitoring in a shale oil plant

Often, reciprocating compressors are used to handle very dirty and corrosive gases that have a negative Impact on the life of their components and...

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...

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....