Mitsubushi Siemens Compressor Train

Project Summary

A new ammonia unit with lubrication system capacities ranging from 100 to 5,200 gallons came with a multitude of contamination opportunities during the installation and fabrication process. Contracted to perform 11 high velocity oil flushes to remove metal shavings, welding slag, and airborne contaminants such as dust, dirt and sand.

All systems receiving HVOF were brand new and “pre-cleaned” before shipment. Despite the manufacturer’s cleaning process, flushing proved both necessary and vital; contaminants were discovered and removed that would have caused premature wear or possible catastrophic failure of internal components.

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