Project Description

Steam Saving in a Turbo Compressor Operation

In the process of performance checking for a refinery we came across a turbo compressor that, apparently, operated in a very un economically way.

Careful checking was needed to assure our first observation until the decision was taken to change the machine setting which was made when the plant was commissioned by the vendor rep. some years before.

Keeping the same rate of production, the steam consumption dropped to less than 3/4 from is previous one and the machine speed dropped more than 5%.

The immediate savings from steam only, at the project time, estimated in more than 1.5 MM$/Year.