Blackmer Produces Video Designed To Illustrate Proper Installation Of Oil-And-Gas Vapor-Recovery Compressors
Blackmer, a global leader in positive displacement and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, is pleased to announce the production and availability of a new video that has been designed to illustrate the proper installation of a vapor-recovery unit’s compressor in oil-and-gas production applications.
The four-minute video, titled “Proper Vapor Recovery System Compressor Assembly,” explains to the viewer how the proper mounting and installation of the various models of Blackmer Reciprocating Gas Compressors—the HD, HDS and NG Series—as part of an in-the-field vapor-recovery unit (VRU) can optimize the operational reliability and production of the system while also reducing costly downtime and maintenance.
A quality VRU consists of a number of components, but at its heart is the compressor. However, by its very method of operation, any reciprocating machine will create unbalanced forces and moments as the powerful movement of the rotating parts produce shaking forces that can result in unit vibration, and compromise performance.
As the video explains, the proper way to eliminate vibration in the compressor is by anchoring it to a suitable baseplate that is at least four times the weight of the compressor, then bolting the baseplate to a concrete slab. The concrete slab should be placed on a level surface that has been graded and never installed on non-compacted soil.
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