Compressor, process, seals and gas supply:

Every single machine component contributes to the safe and proper function of the compressor. Only optimal interaction will ensure their efficient and proper operation. The right choice of components is the basis for:

  • Reliability
  • Safety
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Sustainability

When the compressor repeatedly reaches critical or suboptimal operating conditions, the interaction of the attributes mentioned above will be thrown off balance.

Product losses, standstill and/or repairs are the result.

Disruptive factors can be divided into three categories:

  • Seal contamination
  • Operation issues
  • Leakage │ Loss of product

Here you can find descriptions of 10 cases whose indications, causes and solutions with benefits should assist you in recognizing and solving problems in the functionality of the compressor.

Lube oil migration from bearing into dry gas seal

Seal contamination in dynamic operation

Seal contamination during pressurized stand-still

Operation in contact mode (low speed)

Operation in contact mode with dry nitrogen

Dry running of wet pump seals in media with low vapor margin

Low reliability of piston seal gas booster

Methane emissions while compressor stands still

Excessive loss of process gas

Outdated oil seals with high leakage and high power consumption