Diagnostics Prevent Major Coupling Failure

Increasing Vibration Trends

Damaged Coupling

LocationTunisia
ApplicationGas extraction plant
Compressor TypeReciprocating compressor – 3 stg.
ServiceGas re-injection
Power1600 kW
Disch. Pressure150 bara

Challenge

Increasing vibration trend suggested machine stop and inspection: resilient element found heavily damaged

Solution

Major compressor failure prevented by substituting resilient

Result

Unscheduled shut-down avoided