Gas compressors play a crucial role in many industries including oil and gas, industrial, petrochemical and manufacturing. The role of gas compressors is to increase the pressure of gas for various processes in the operation of the equipment. Downtime is the oil and gas industry’s number one enemy. In an environment where equipment is expected to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week under extreme conditions, downtime caused by equipment failure can quickly put a company out of business. Oil analysis can predict equipment failure before it happens and eliminate downtime – saving you time and money.

  • Monitor Oil Condition
    • Assess oil condition factors like viscosity, wear particles, contamination and overall oil quality
    • Changes in oil properties can indicate potential issues with the compressor or the oil itself
  • Assess Wear Rate
    • Unusual wear patterns or high concentrations of certain metals may indicate problems like bearing or gear wear
  • Identify Pesky Contamination
    • Substances such as dirt, water, or other fluids can contaminate circulating oil
    • These contaminants can accelerate wear, reduce efficiency and lead to premature failure of components
  • Optimize Oil Drains
    • Estimate the remaining useful life of the lubricating oil to plan maintenance schedules
    • Optimize oil change intervals to reduce costs and minimize downtime

No matter what the application – on or off-shore drilling, field services or oil and gas production – if equipment is down, it’s costing you money. Highly contaminated operating environments, extreme operating conditions and the economics of equipment replacement only increase the value of oil analysis as a necessary part of managing asset reliability.

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Published January 5, 2024