An example that shows how false economy can cause bad vibrations.
A chemical plant faced heavy vibration problems concerning failures of the safety valves and the piping system connected to a reciprocating compressor.
A first look at the plant revealed many opportunities for improvement
The plant was obviously running for many years and maintenance has been a foreign word in many areas.
Therefore, a first analyze was possible without any technical equipment – High vibrations, cracked pipeline supports, missing or broken screws, loosened pipe clips, obsolete material.