Case Studies Highlighting the Importance of the Design Phase in Compressor Packaging
In recent years, operating companies have increased efforts to lower the installation costs of reciprocating compressor packages without necessarily considering the effects on operation and maintenance. In many cases, major modifications have been necessary to achieve satisfactory operation. This paper will discuss case studies where the high costs of post-installation modifications far exceeded the costs of having the appropriate design analyses completed at the design stage. These modifications and their benefits will be discussed in detail. This paper will also discuss the types of analyses that should be performed prior to installation.