Compressors are an important machinery asset in the production of fertilizers and are integral in their ammonia and nitric acid production lines. Reliable compressor performance is dependent upon having a high quality, well maintained lubricant. These compressor lubricants are placed under a lot of thermal stress and may be exposed to process gases, which can cause rapid fluid deterioration. These chemical changes in the lubricant manifest themselves into mechanical challenges in the compressor set, such as vibration, bearing temperature increases and valve sticking in hydraulically manipulated controls. This paper examines the nexus between these chemical changes in the fluid and mechanical impacts to the machinery. Furthermore, best-practice condition monitoring strategies and maintenance actions are suggested for integration into a fertilizer plant’s reliability program.
This whitepaper reveals that after treating the client’s in-service hydraulic oil with Solvancer™, clients witnessed noticeable and immediate improvements in clamp speed and cycle time. Furthermore, significantly less time was required during their next shutdown to facilitate a mold change-over.
The Journey To Fill4Life
This whitepaper will teach you how to increase the life of your Turbine and Compressor oils, perhaps indefinitely… Sacrificial antioxidants play a critical role in determining the life and performance of turbine oils. The vast majority of the time when these oils are changed.
Efficient Ways Of Restoring Turbine Lube System Cleanliness
This whitepaper demonstrates a cost effective and proven means of using a compatible solubility enhancer to remove oil degradation products from the turbine oil system.