Balancing Risk and Design Efforts in New Compressor Installations
It is difficult to justify a significant investment in technical modeling for compressor installations that are very close duplicates of others previously successfully installed, are not in production critical service, and/or are small. In contrast, new unique designs, units in critical, unspared service and/or large and very costly installations generally deserve a great deal of extra design effort. How should the project engineer decide what level of technical analysis, if any, should be employed for a given set of circumstances? This short course attempts to clarify this issue.