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December 1, 2010

Optimizing Reciprocating Compressors for CPI Plants

Follow this guidance to improve the design, performance and reliability of these widely used machines

Amin Almasi,  WorleyParsons Services Pty. Ltd.

Reciprocating compressors are flexible and efficient, and they can generate high head independent of gas density. However, the maintenance costs associated with reciprocating compressors are approximately three times greater than those for centrifugal compressors. This article provides practical recommendations for users to consider in an effort to improve the selection, operation and maintenance of reciprocating compressors in CPI applications....

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