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Siemens turbocompressors are a key part of the core process in a number of industries, including the oil & gas industry.
Over the past few decades, Siemens has taken over several well-known suppliers in the compressor segment, and integrated their products into its own portfolio. Siemens now offers OEM services for its own compressor fleet, as well as for compressors originally manufactured by the companies it has acquired (Mannesmann Demag, Demag Delaval, Delaval-Stork, Delaval, Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch (KK&K) and PGW Turbo).
Our aim is to help you continue to operate your compressor units profitably within today’s performance-oriented environment, giving you the full benefit of our extensive experience and wide range of technologically diverse compressor fleets.
Single Shaft Compressors
|Current designation||Previous designation|
|STC-SH||MH, SED, SEE, G, K|
Integrally Geared Compressors
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|STC-GV||VK , HVK , K , SED , SEZ|
|STC-GC||CVK , CHVK|
|STC-GVT||VK-Ex , KX(P) + Turbine , KX(P) ET|
One of our key service goals is to minimize your system downtime and resulting productivity losses. However, repairs and service activities are sometimes necessary to ensure that your systems continue to operate smoothly.
With this in mind, Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of maintenance and service solutions, encompassing everything from installation and commissioning of your compressors by our field service specialists, through scheduled maintenance and repairs either on site or at one of our many service centers worldwide, to the supply of spare parts.
We work closely with you to anticipate potentially upcoming maintenance work, and develop options for implementing this work that will minimize your costs and downtime.
Our aim is to carry out all maintenance activities rapidly, effectively and precisely, so that your productivity is increased, not reduced.
By continuously investing in new technologies and optimizing existing processes, we can help you strengthen your position on the global marketplace.
Compressors offer plenty of scope for reducing your costs and boosting the capacity of your plant. If modifications to processes or other requirements have led to a change in original design specifications, it may be worth upgrading your compressors to bring them in line with the new conditions. This is particularly true in cases where an upgrade enables you not only to optimize your process equipment but also to extend your plant’s service life.
If an existing compressor cannot be upgraded for technical reasons as part of a capacity uprating project, a footprint machine offers a viable alternative. In this context, a “footprint” compressor is a completely new machine that has all of the same connections to peripheral equipment at the same locations as the original compressor. This minimizes the time and effort needed to fit a new component into an existing plant and represents a highly cost-effective solution for many customers.
In today’s turbocompressor market, the number of compressors being operated by each individual customer is continuously growing. To optimize compressor fleet availability for our customers, Siemens AG has developed a new concept for Long-Term Service Programs.
In a preliminary analysis, our experts work with you, the customer, to develop a service program that is specifically tailored to your requirements. Strategic partnerships of this kind can cover the following:
Framework contracts allow individual orders to be executed without delay on the basis of terms and conditions that have been previously agreed with the customer. These contracts can apply to individual facilities as well as your entire company.
Remote Diagnostic Services (RDS) help you achieve your investment goals by enabling plant operating data to be managed on a professional basis. Various RDS packages are available, all based on the STA-RMS (Siemens Turbomachinery Applications – Remote Monitoring System) operating platform. They range from standard reporting and support to 24-hour services as well as comprehensive thermodynamic and rotor-dynamics analyses of your equipment.
Features and Benefits
The key benefits offered by Remote Diagnostic Services include:
Data are automatically recorded by a “Data Collector” integrated into the plant control system. Standard solutions are available for Simatic S7, PCS 7, WinCC and many other independent third-party systems via interfaces such as OPC or Modbus. Signals are filtered and conditioned before being presented for transmission to ensure optimum throughput along with optimum time resolution.
For data protection and security purposes, Siemens has set up a common Remote Service Platform (cRSP) server in a demilitarized zone (DMZ). At the customer’s request, bidirectional exchanges between the Siemens network (by an authorized engineer) and the customer’s system are never direct but terminate at the cRSP server, which uses a reverse proxy function for this purpose.
All measured data and alarms are saved centrally in the Siemens intranet, allowing our customers to benefit from fleet analyses and product enhancements based on real service conditions.
The product lifecycle of the first generation of closed- and open-loop control systems for compressor trains is coming to an end. This can often lead to problems with spare parts procurement, maintenance and repairs. In addition, it restricts service options, and makes it harder to respond quickly to malfunctions.
An innovative system solution is required to optimize the capacity and service life of your compressor trains. Siemens offers an integrated automation system from a single source to meet this need.
Siemens Compressor Automation Solution (SCAUT) is based on the world-leading SIMATIC S7 family of automation systems. SCAUT is a standardized system developed to meet our customers’ requirements in terms of operation, monitoring, control and protection of the entire compressor train. This kind of automation solution provides assurance that compressors, drives and auxiliary equipment will function in a way that is optimally matched to the customer’s process.
Siemens has developed a solution for sealing pressures of up to 20 bar that allows existing oil-lubricated mechanical seals in Siemens compressors to be replaced with dry gas seals without having to rework the compressor shaft or seal carriers. These seals have a particularly compact design and, together with the associated supply system, comply with the Siemens Safety Notice regarding continuous monitoring of safety-related seals. Low seal gas flows and nitrogen consumption levels – about one-tenth of those of conventional solutions – make the Siemens solution particularly economical to operate.
Well-trained personnel are a key factor for ensuring efficient plant operation. We offer custom-tailored product and system training courses, either at Siemens locations or on your own premises.
Some of the benefits of well-trained personnel are:
In addition, Siemens offers an extensive range of customized consulting services on such topics as the construction of new plants, service life extension, cost-effective operation, safety and environmental issues, and much more. Siemens is your ideal consulting partner if you wish to operate your plant in a modern, efficient and cost-effective manner.