Integrally Geared Compressors

Compressors are generally the greatest producers of revenue among rotating driven equipment in upstream and downstream industries. They are usually un-spared and are considered as critical equipment items; their reliability is afforded a high priority as it is directly related to the company’s profit. Integrally geared compressors are employed for spared compressor applications. The typical applications of a multistage integral gear compressor casing are plant and instrument air and inert gas compressors. The casing comprises a cast or fabricated gear case and bolted on individual stage cast casings. Some designs allow rotor removal without having to disconnect the process piping. The advantages of integrally geared ...

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