Aging Centrifugal Compressor Upgrade

Main Air Compressor

Bearing Mechanical Modification

New Monitoring Cabinet

LocationItaly
ApplicationIndustrial gas production
Compressor TypeCentrifugal Compressor manufactured in 1961
ServiceASU Main Air Compressor
Power5000 kW
Disch. Pressure6 bara

Challenge

OEM no longer available. User wanted to extend the operating life of this old unit by upgrading machine monitoring

Solution

  • Design and implementation of mechanical modifications to house new sensors
  • Supply and installation of a new vibration monitoring cabinet, linked to the plant DCS

Result

Shaft vibration and thrust position now monitored