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Refurbished compressor
assembly is ready for
delivery to customer.

Old Compressor

Gets
New
Lease
On Life
Aftermarket-services provider turns rust
into gold for a process-plant operator.

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TWO AFTERMARKET-SERVICE PROJECT technicians from
Cook Compression, Houston (cookcompression.com), were on a
mission-and tight schedule-one fall day in 2014. Moving through
the remains of an old Virginia oil refinery, they were on the hunt for
a 2,500-hp main-drive motor that was destined for a Texas salvage
yard. They found it amid one of the last stands of untouched equipment in the congested facility. The size of a school bus, it was coated
in more than 50 years of grime.
Joking that the unit's frame probably bore Thomas Edison's
signature, the technicians determined the process-cylinder design
was obsolete and incapable of meeting current pressure-, flow-, and
emission-specification requirements of the intended use, as were
the instrumentation, motor, and auxiliary support equipment. The
running gear, though, seemed as sturdy as a Sherman tank. A visual
inspection of the internal workings confirmed the 1956 Ingersoll
Rand HHE-3 compressor frame was in excellent condition.

GOOD AS NEW
Finding this used frame was just one piece in a complex project to
supply a reciprocating compressor for a process-plant expansion.
New-equipment proposals from OEMs had exceeded the customer's
cost justifications, threatening to kill the project. The alternate proposal of a refurbished compressor, however, kept it alive.
While the default sourcing process in many plants is to go through

JULY 2018


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Efficient Plant July 2018

Editorial
Implementations
Find Gold In Sustainable Manufacturing
Troubleshoot Control Systems Effectively
Automation Accelerates Beer Production
Lubed Chains Live Long Lives
SAP: Use These Tools For PM Compliance
Protect Your Site From Cyber Attacks
Build The Value Of Your CM Program
Choose The Correct Acclerometer
On The Floor
Intelligent Design Process Delivers For Substation
Solution Focus
Old Compressor Gets New Lease On Life
Products
Index
Showcase
Seeking Reliability
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Editorial
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Implementations
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Find Gold In Sustainable Manufacturing
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Troubleshoot Control Systems Effectively
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Automation Accelerates Beer Production
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Lubed Chains Live Long Lives
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - SAP: Use These Tools For PM Compliance
Efficient Plant July 2018 - Protect Your Site From Cyber Attacks
Efficient Plant July 2018 - Build The Value Of Your CM Program
Efficient Plant July 2018 - Choose The Correct Acclerometer
Efficient Plant July 2018 - On The Floor
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Solution Focus
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Old Compressor Gets New Lease On Life
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Products
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Efficient Plant July 2018 - Index
Efficient Plant July 2018 - Showcase
Efficient Plant July 2018 - Seeking Reliability
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