The analysis of reliability of process units of modern refining and petrochemical complexes (PCC) shows that high concentration of machinery – pumping and compressor units, air coolers, smoke exhausters etc. with the unit capacity from tens of kW to several MW - often causes production defects and emergency situations.
Condition monitoring enables the unit personnel to predict most failures (formerly considered as sudden) by means of early detection and reporting about developing malfunction.
The implementation of the COMPACS® stationary systems for diagnostics and monitoring at PCC process units enables elimination of major cause of failures – latent unobservable nature of their emergence or development. Implemented systems enabled elimination of severe accidents of pumping units associated with shafts breakage and bearings failure causing depressurization of face seals and further ignition. Thus, it enables minimization of the time and cost of maintenance as well as realization of the strategy of minimum value diagnostics (SMVD™) that make a major contribution to the company profitability.
Kostyukov V.N. Control of equipment of petrochemical plants on the basis of the COMPACS automatic systems for diagnostics and monitoring // Proceedings of industry conference of chief mechanics of refineries and petrochemical plants of Russia and CIS. Equipment condition control and repair management system. - Kirishi, 2000. - p. 186-199
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