A nitrogen gas compressor operator noticed increasing bearing temperatures and high levels of varnish. However, the machine could not be taken offline even though the bearing temperatures threatened this action.
Fluitec’s ESP VITA I™ unit was installed to clean up the deposits formed and help in reducing the bearing temperatures. Boost VR™ was also added to the system to ensure that the varnish deposits remained in solution and that the unit would not be forced to shut down.
- Within 4 months, the MPC values were restored to Normal levels.
- Bearing temperatures were also reduced and maintained at non-threatening values within a safe operational range.
- Oil’s oxidants were depleted but will be changed at next opportunity.
- Avoidance of unplanned compressor outage estimating savings of $850k.
$875,000 in Cost Savings