Decrease vibration in piping with reciprocating compressors
Case study identifies problems in new compression unit
In the hydrocarbon processing industry, piping systems are
connected to reciprocating compressors. These systems are
subjected to vibrations; in many cases, the piping experiences
high vibration levels due to poor design. Over the service life
of the piping, many stress incidents can lead to failures such
as piping components, branch connections especially small bore
lines, etc. High vibration levels should be kept within the
permissible limit by proper analysis approach during the
initial design phase.
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