Root Cause Analysis of a Vibration Problem in a Propylene Turbo Compressor
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Problem:• A newly installed turbo compressor system for propylene showed vibrations in the piping system and rotor. • After that supporting layout was significantly improved measurements showed that vibrations were within the allowable range. • Still the rotor vibrations were not acceptable. • A root cause analysis was carried that showed two likely causes.
van Beek, Smeulers; Jan (2015). Root Cause Analysis of a Vibration Problem in a Propylene Turbo Compressor. Turbomachinery Laboratory, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. Available electronically from