High Speed Balancing

March 18, 2021
Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Compressor

Industrial compressors are run at incredibly high speeds under immense pressure every day. This stress causes the rotors inside to naturally warp and bend, creating imbalances over time due to their dynamic nature. If these imbalances go unchecked for too long they can lead to more catastrophic damage, expensive field repairs, and unplanned downtime costs surpassing $2MM per day. Consequently, there are long-standing and recommended balancing practices in place to prevent these problems.