COMPACS® system reliably informs the staff on the of pump-and-compressor equipment condition and timely warns against the pre-fault and emergency conditions.
COMPACS® systems, carring out a strategy of minimal cost diagnostic (SMCD) have a minimum number of sensors on the unit (two vibration sensors per one double-seat pump unit instead of 12 in traditional schemes), so the unit must be stopped at the first warnings according to the Company Specification comb. 421451.002 CS (p.2.5). The concretization of the reasons of its intolerable condition should be carried out after shutdown by the staff concerning system recommendations.
Systems implementation excluded severe unit accidents and hereto related shutdowns, increased unit run-to-failure, facilitated repair structure from overhauls towards midlife and operating repairs, reduced the cost of maintenance, spare parts and equipment up-grade.
Positive results of the implementation and operation make it appropriate the further systems expansion at the equipped units together with the connection of new units and parameters, particularly for condition control of pump face seals, bearing body temperature, radial and axial shaft movements, etc. and equipment of the units of the 1st and 2nd production by the systems.
To increase the effectiveness of the systems, it is necessary to provide training for specialists working with COMPACS® system, prepare factory instruction on the system, provide the metrological service AGPP by test and calibration facilities.
Authors: Chief Engineer of Astrakhan Gas Processing Plant V.M. Berdnikov, Deputy Head of Industrial Safety and Technical Supervision Department V.P. Kiyashko, Senior Mechanic of third production of Astrakhan Gas Processing Plant M.v. Chigirin / 2002
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