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

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CHAPTER 16
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Surveillance, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Reciprocating Compressors
Surveillance and monitoring of reciprocating compressors are terms used interchangeably. With few exceptions, the monitoring and/or surveillance tasks are assigned to the operators. They look for deviations from the agreed-upon operating behavior and take corrective action. Corrective action consists primarily of adjustments which require no tools other than perhaps a pair of pliers and a screwdriver. If remedial action involves the use of other tools, operating technicians are expected to interface with maintenance or reliability personnel. The work scope of maintenance ...

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