Hyper-Compressor Foundation Restoration

LocationLouisiana, USA
ApplicationPoly-Ethylene production
Compressor TypeIR Reciprocating compressor – 2 stg.
ServiceEthylene make up
Power10MW
Disch. Pressure2345 bar

Challenge

  • Foundation corruption
  • Cracks on the foundation walls
  • Inefficient stiffeners
  • High vibration

Solution

  • Excitation reduction adopting a different crankshaft design. Engineering completed with:
    -Dynamic analysis for unbalanced forces and couples
    -Acoustic analysis for pulsations
  • Foundation re-engineered with improvements in materials, re-baring and design
  • Old Foundation demolition and restoration

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