High Piping Vibrations

LocationItaly
ApplicationHDPE Plant
Compressor Typen°2 Reciprocating compressors – 3 stg.
ServiceC2H2 feed gas
Power355 kW
Disch. Pressure29 bara

Challenge

Unexpected trips for gas leakage

  • Welding ruptures of the inlet nozzle on piping
  • Acoustic resonance and poor piping clamping

Solution

  • Installation of restriction orifices

  • Stiffening of the existing piping structure

  • Optimization of clamps disposition

Result

Unscheduled trips were avoided