December 2003

Rotating Equipment/Reliability

Integral gas engine compressor failures and solutions

Here are the causes and how to remedy them

Sofronas, A., Consulting Engineer

Integral gas engine compressors have been around for a long time and are still in heavy demand in processing plants and the gas transmission industry. They do their jobs well. This article isn’t about new designs or new installations. It’s about machines that have been in place for many years, have a reasonable maintenance program and have been providing reliable service. When failures occur, they are not usually a result of the original design specifications, but of something that has changed. This article describes what causes certain types of failures and provides brief guidelines on what can be done. The machines discussed are engines/ compressors in t

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