January 2000

Maintenance and Retrofitting

Prepare machinery repair specifications

Modify this reciprocating compressor example for other types of machinery

Cummings, J., Consulting Engineer

Many excuses are often given for not preparing machinery repair specifications. On closer examination, however, these excuses often provide the reasons why repair specifications are needed. Here are why repair specifications are useful and a sample specification for reciprocating compressors. Need for repair specifications. From an operating company ("user") standpoint, it is reassuring to know that if one needs to purchase a simple centrifugal pump, there are many industry-accepted standard specifications. In general, various consortiums with user, manufacturer and engineering company representatives have done excellent jobs in developing clear, plain and proven standard specs for

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