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Compressors: How to Achieve High Reliability & Availability by Fred K. Geitner, Heinz P. Bloch

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CHAPTER 9
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Inspection and Repair Guidelines for Rotors
To be reliable, reproducible, and to give continuity to compressor repair, compressor owners must adhere to procedures. Continuity means passing on knowledge to successive generation of workers so as not to repeat errors.
In general, the manufacturer can provide the details that cover the routine maintenance inspection (during plant turnarounds), or the disassembly, stacking, and balancing of centrifugal compressor rotors if performance enhancing or throughput increasing (“uprating”) are involved.
A preexisting procedure serves as the usual framework of detailed repair instructions. Detailed ...

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