Availability Improvement for Centrifugal Booster Compressor
The client was facing government pressure to meet contractual obligations on gas supply for domestic use. RCM was used to develop a maintenance strategy for the critical items of process equipment to ensure obligations were met.
What We Did
Carried out a System Diagnostic which identified process critical equipment as Booster Compressors;
Reviewed maintenance and operational activities impacting compressor performance through an RCM analysis; and
Implemented actions to increase compressor uptime.
Major improvements included:
- Revised standard operating procedures;
- Improved incident response time; and
- Updated maintenance schedule and spares strategy.
By implementing these changes, the client was able to almost eliminate unscheduled compressor downtime (94% reduction).