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Recompressor Lubricator Device

06/27/2008 5:52 AM

On one of our oil and gas processing plants we have an Ariel Reciprocating Gas Compressor running with a Premier P-55U lubricator device. Does anybody have any experience with the Mean Time Between Failure of these lubricator devices? In other words, what interval should I use to exchange this device? The compressor is running 24/7 and serviced once a year during two weeks.

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Re: Recompressor Lubricator Device

06/27/2008 8:57 AM

The lubricator has a fault detection system, you repair if it goes into default. I guess if you want, just change it once a year and inspect to old one in the shop on land wher's its cheaper. Next year swap it. MTBF is an over rated idea unless you have sigma rates. I've had lubricators fail from the factory in less than 30 days. Or I've seen then run for 5 years, not a problem.

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