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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