Short Piston Rings Life

Cylinder internal, piston and bands

LocationItaly
ApplicationPaper Mill
Compressor TypeReciprocating compressor – 1 stg.
Service30 MW gas turbine fuel supply
Power500 kW
Disch. Pressure37 bara

Challenge

Forced maintenance every 3 months due to fast wearing of PTFE piston sealing elements

Solution

  • High performance PEEK material suggested
  • Scheduled temperature monitoring program

Result

Compressor reached 8000 hours of correct operation