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

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CHAPTER 17
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Reciprocating Compressor Upgrading, Rebuilding, and Remanufacturing
Whether one’s company must replace a reciprocating process compressor or an entire compressor fleet, it is always best to look at all available options before making such a substantial equipment investment. Compressor owner-operators are sometimes surprised how cost-effective it can be to buy a remanufactured compressor. Naturally, there are upsides and downsides to this approach and we should be familiar with all reasonable options.
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