The availability requirement of natural gas compressors is high. Thus, current maintenance architecture, combined periodical maintenance and simple condition based maintenance, should be improved. In this paper, a new maintenance method, dynamic reliability-centered maintenance (DRCM), is proposed for equipment management. It aims at expanding the application of reliability-centered maintenance (RCM) in maintenance schedule making to preventive maintenance decision-making online and seems suitable for maintenance of natural gas compressor stations. A decision diagram and a maintenance model are developed for DRCM. Then, three application cases of DRCM for actual natural gas compressor stations are shown to validate this new method.
A Dynamic Reliability-Centered Maintenance Analysis Method for Natural Gas Compressor Station Based on Diagnostic and Prognostic Technology
Contributed by the Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation Committee of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER. Manuscript received September 12, 2015; final manuscript received September 15, 2015; published online November 17, 2015. Editor: David Wisler.
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Zhou, D., Zhang, H., Li, Y., and Weng, S. (November 17, 2015). "A Dynamic Reliability-Centered Maintenance Analysis Method for Natural Gas Compressor Station Based on Diagnostic and Prognostic Technology." ASME. J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. June 2016; 138(6): 061601. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4031644
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