Compressors

Burckhardt Compression awarded revamp contract at PAZ refinery

The Israeli government tightened its health, safety and environment (HSE) regulations so that they now reflect the highest level in this field. As a result, PAZ Ashdod Refinery had to revamp their existing process gas compressors for hydrogen application in order to be compliant with the new strict HSE standards.

Connecting rod failure in a new reciprocating gas compressor

Zardynezhad, S., Contributing Writer

Compressor failure in an oil refinery can have severe consequences on health, safety and the environment.

Balanced oil sealing solution reduces lube oil leakage at compressor drive train

Langela, M., STASSKOL GmbH

Reciprocating compressors use a piston rod connected to a drive train at the crosshead section.

Process safety incidents involving simultaneous operations

Baybutt, P., Primatech, Inc.

Some process safety incidents occur as the result of simultaneous or sequential occurrences of operations or activities that interfere or clash with each other.

Minimize engineering errors with competency and proper engineering review

Tharakan, J., Suncor Energy Products

Industry has seen numerous engineering errors during the commissioning phase of projects.

Troubleshooting the repetitive failure and shaft seizure of a hot oil circulation pump

The Shaybah NGL recovery plant has a single-stage, double-suction between bearings, radial-split design for hot oil circulation.

Optimize a refinery H2 network using spreadsheet tools

Salgado, H., Ecopetrol

One of the major goals in every refining complex is to minimize the utilization of its hydrogen (H2) generation units by maximizing the H2 recovery from residual streams.

Troubleshooting vacuum operation of an inter-after condenser unit in an ethylene plant

Wieslaw, T., Nichols, J., Sasol; Lieberman, N., Process Improvement Engineering; Johnson, E., Graham Corp.

A system of compressors powered by surface condensing steam turbines is inherent in the operation of a typical ethane cracker unit.

Reliability: Consider best available resources for reciprocating compressors

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Whether it is compressor selection, upgrading, routine maintenance, major maintenance, failure avoidance or failure analysis: Realize that the reciprocating compressor procurement and improvement options available today are surprisingly advantageous compared to the options of 30 yr ago.

Upgrade process compressors to enhance production

Centrifugal compressors are production-critical equipment in refineries, petrochemical plants, and offshore oil and gas production facilities.