January 2015

Risk Management

Fine-tune monitoring of critical compressors

In this case history, a new monitoring system was installed on a critical service hyper compressor for a Middle East (ME) ethylene complex. This unit supported two 400 Mton polyethylene (PE) units; do..

Loeken, J., PROGNOST Systems GmbH

In this case history, a new monitoring system was installed on a critical service hyper compressor for a Middle East (ME) ethylene complex. This unit supported two 400 Mton polyethylene (PE) units; downtime for the compressor was extremely expensive to the operating company. The advanced monitoring system features an automatic safety shutdown when a pre-defined number and level of critical signal levels for compressors, in this case for a hyper compressor is violated.1 The goal is to guarantee a cost-efficient operation by protecting plant equipment and minimizing unit unavailability. The new monitoring system provided extensive data, thus allowing the reliability team to draw conclusions

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