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by Michael S and William E Forsthoffer
Check your plant machinery asset list and see how many compressor seal oil systems there are. Then, compare the availability or MTBF of these systems to your compressors with dry gas seal systems. Before you decide on conversions, consider the cost, potential critical speed vibration and stability issues and the possibility that the budget will be approved! The purpose of this memo is to present the key items to monitor and cost effectively modify these systems if required to optimize your seal oil system safety and reliability. The items are arranged in descending order of exposure to potential revenue loss.