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New Reciprocating Compressor Diagnostics System from GE

Posted on October 24, 2006

GEnyus, a new advanced diagnostics system developed by GE’s Oil & Gas business, is designed to bring preventive maintenance to reciprocating compressors. By building on the experience of more than 6000 GE reciprocating compressors installed worldwide, GEnyus employs advanced mathematical models (the same used to design new units) to predict the behavior of critical machine components and processes. The system is designed to interface with existing control and supervisory systems and sensors to collect data and status parameters. It processes them in a dedicated human machine interface (HMI) and clearly displays warnings, trends, diagnostics and recommendations enabling operators to take any necessary machine control actions through the existing control panels or distributed control systems and plan maintenance actions.

The modular design of GEnyus provides the opportunity to extend monitoring, troubleshooting and diagnostics to multiple compressors simultaneously. This real-time assessment of the compressor’s condition can increase productivity and safety while reducing unplanned outages and maintenance costs, according to the company. Key features of the system include: diagnostic software with thermodynamic and mechanical simulation modules; schematic machine/process view; trend display and archiving; real-time data collection, management and archiving; and all associated set-up and support services, including optional remote monitoring and diagnostics.

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