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however, sufficiently increased the equipment's capabilities. New technologies were
also applied to the existing frame to meet
modern emission specifications.
By the summer of 2015, the refurbished
compressor was delivered to the customer,
to await installation by an onsite mechanical
contractor. Following startup of the new
process unit, a third-party's performance
evaluation of the compressor confirmed that
the design criteria had been achieved.
In the end, the aftermarket solution
didn't simply reduce costs: it made the process-plant expansion possible. EP
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More than 50 years of grime coat the
original Ingersoll Rand HHE-3 compressor frame, prior to refurbishment.
OEMs, a more cost-efficient solution may
be to work with an aftermarket service
provider. Beyond repairing equipment and
providing replacement components, service
providers such as Cook Compression offer
expertise in equipment overhauls and
upgrades, engineering studies, and project
development and management.
In the case of this refurbished compressor, Cook Compression managed the entire
project-from conception through procurement, assembly, and delivery. Among other
things, having a single point of contact
provides a smooth development process,
simplifies order tracking, and reduces
procurement costs. It also ensures that the
aftermarket solution is delivered as ready to
go as any new piece of equipment. Once installed, customers should expect to receive
complete documentation. "As-builts" and
manuals help sites monitor and maintain
the equipment and avoid surprises regarding replacement of wear parts.
As found in that old Virginia refinery, the
grime-covered compressor unit couldn't
meet performance requirements of the new
process-plant expansion. Careful engineering of upgrades during the refurbishment,
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