Geitner, F. K.

Consultant, Bright's Grove, Ontario, Canada

How to select compressors for various process services

Geitner, F. K., Consultant; Bloch, H. P., Professional engineer

Every style or type of compressor was developed to serve a particular process purpose. Collective references have devoted hundreds of thousands of pages on this topic. Two books have attempted to summ..

Improve monitoring and troubleshooting of reciprocating compressors

Geitner, F. K., Consultant; Bloch, H. P., Professional engineer

The terms surveillance and monitoring for reciprocating compressors can be used interchangeably. With few exceptions, the monitoring and/or surveillance tasks are assigned to the unit operators. They ..

Optimize your compressor maintenance program

Geitner, F. K., Consultant

One deviation alone might not be enough to bring on a compressor failure, but, when several more deviations combine, the failure risk is known to increase exponentially.

Use equipment failure statistics properly

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff; Geitner, F. K., Consultant

These data can help in deciding which reliability improvement efforts are feasible and reasonable

Use equipment failure statistics properly - Fig 1

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff; Geitner, F. K., Consultant

Fig. 1. Life spans of machinery commponents and ..

Use equipment failure statistics properly - Table 1

Bloch, Heinz P., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff; Geitner, F. K., Consultant

 Table 1. Machinery availability / reliability.Industry covered: HPI Basis:8,760 hr/yrYear: 1996 DowntimeForced outage     IMR&O,Forced DT,Proactive Mtc.,MTBF,I..