Senior Mechanical Engineer, Reliability
Petrochemcial Industries Company, Kuwait
Summit Day One: Monday, 16 September 2019
Monday, September 16th, 2019
11:10 AM Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) for compressors: Avoiding deviations and failure risks in centrifugal, reciprocating and rotating compressors
Maintaining compressors is critical for refineries. Its failure can disrupt operations and result in major downtime. Studies have suggested that a compressor breakdown can cost as much as $100,000 dollars per day.
How can compressor failures be avoided?
- Reconditioning of rotors and blades to increase reliability of equipment and assets
- Maintaining non-warrantied equipment like seals versus warranty-based compressors to enhance your compressor’s performance
- Managing auxiliaries using pre-purchase machinery quality assessment to improve asset life cycle