September 2011

Fluid Flow

Optimize compressor configurations for hydrocarbon applications

Extend the life of the compressor-driver package

Almasi, A., WorleyParsons Services

One of the most important decisions a plant manager makes is the selection of the right centrifugal compressor train, especially given the context of emerging trends and challenges of modern compressor technology. As part of a comprehensive train optimization program, each compressor train component is examined to find ways to support goals of higher efficiency, lower cost, simpler maintenance and higher availability. Utilizing such a program can lead to higher total efficiency, higher train reliability and lower total cost of ownership. To optimize design and manufacturing, the compressor train concept should reduce the required manufacturing activities, simplify field assembly and extend

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