Client

Petrochemical Plant

Location

China

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Petrochemical Plant

Problem

In a petrochemical plant in China, visual varnish deposits were reported on the thrust bearings and gear system of an air compressor which was driven by a turbine. High bearing temperatures were also noticed on this air compressor. The MPC levels were outside of the normal range at 40 indicating that a shutdown would be imminent.

Solution

Fluitec’s ESP unit was installed on site

Results

  • MPC values normalized and after the first two months the values were within the range of 15.
  • Within two years of the ESP unit being installed, the thrust bearing pads appeared clean and were free of any deposits.
  • Bearing temperatures have also decreased drastically

$228,000 in Cost Savings 


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