Condition Monitoring for Reciprocating Compressors â State of the Art
The ongoing trend towards automation of the oil, gas and chemical industry has forced significant changes in the entire industry. Digital control systems utilizing advanced computer technologies are installed to manage integrated production units. Corporate consolidations and globalization movements that have forced reductions in operations staff and maintenance personnel require plant managers to implement more effective and efficient means of protecting critical equipment with fewer resources. This paper describes specific methods to calculate and clarify the costs and benefits of condition monitoring systems for rotating equipment. It delivers practical ways to estimate results and relate them to economic figures upon which to base sound investment decisions.