Availability Improvement for Centrifugal Booster Compressor

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Availability Improvement for Centrifugal Booster Compressor

Situation

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.

Results

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).