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Decrease vibration in piping with reciprocating compressors

08.01.2011  |  Choudhury, M. G.,  Reliance Engineers Associates Ltd., Jamnagar, IndiaTripathi, R. ,  BecRel Engineering Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India

Case study identifies problems in new compression unit

Keywords: [compressor] [piping] [maintenance] [simulation] [models]

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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This is an excellent procedural explanation to reduce vibration in Reciprocating Compressors piping systems.

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