How to avoid Liquids in Reciprocating Compressors
Liquids entering reciprocating compressors are a known cause of reliability problems or even catastrophic failures such as:
- Loss of primary containment.
- Damaged compressor parts.
A slug as a result of liquid carry-over is particularly hard on compressor valves, piston rings, piston rods, crossheads, and bearings, due to increased forces exceeding design limits.
Reduction in reliability may also be due to unpredictable wear caused by dilution of the lubricating oil film or washing away PTFE transfer films. Insufficient lubrication will result in accelerated wear of the rider and piston rings.
This webinar presents the EFRC standard guidelines for avoiding liquid problems. The goal of the webinar is to give the participant more detailed information to ensure the reliable operation of compressor systems by avoiding liquid related problems.
The 30 minutes webinar will be presented by the two TNO specialists (Pejman Shoeibi Omrani and André Eijk) who developed these guidelines on behalf of the EFRC.
This event is cost free for participants.
The webinar was successfully held on November 5th, 2020.