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HP Viewpoint: Increase the visibility and reliability of all major plant assets

Turbomachinery, essential to refining and petrochemical operations, has significant impact on plant production, maintenance and energy consumption. One of the most effective ways to improve turbomachi..

Scheef, D., Dresser-Rand

Turbomachinery, essential to refining and petrochemical operations, has significant impact on plant production, maintenance and energy consumption. One of the most effective ways to improve turbomachinery performance is through the use of properly designed control systems. Control systems with optimal antisurge control and load sharing (when applicable) improves production, simplifies maintenance and reduces energy consumption. Reliability improvements The best antisurge control algorithms prevent compressor surge and keep the machine running without unnecessary recycle—even with significant variations in process gas properties. Not all algorithms are created equal, and only the bes

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