RMS worked with a world-class plastics manufacturer to support the upgrade and overhaul of their DH Single-Stage AC Compressor Centrifugal Compressor. This AC Compressor DH compressor was critical to the customer’s manufacturing process so RMS needed to execute at a high level. RMS supported the customer who was upgrading their compressor to use dry gas seals instead of the water seals currently in use at the site. RMS managed the engineering and build of the entire conversion process including the control panel for the dry gas seal skid, overhaul of the compressor, installation of the dry gas seals, and testing before installation at the customer’s site. RMS also worked to supply the customer with a spare seal housing and a spare rotor.

Upgrading to dry gas seals on your compressor can lead to improved efficiency and running them, but requires an experienced staff to facilitate the conversion. RMS’s engineering team offers decades of experience supporting this type of conversion. The work started with the critical design and implementation of the dry gas seal control panel and new dry gas seal skid. RMS engineering led the design and manufacture of these critical components to support the conversion at the customer’s site.

To support a seamless transition, RMS worked with the customer to overhaul their DH compressor and pull it from operation. RMS’s engineers were able to overhaul and upgrade this unit to support the customer’s upgrade efforts to dry gas seals. During the overhaul, RMS manufactured two new rotors for the machine, one for operation and the other as a spare for this unit.

RMS AC Compressor DH Seals

RMS performed the entire compressor overhaul at the Pearland Works Facility. To test the control panel, RMS worked with the vendor to test at their site meeting all RMS quality requirements. The RMS team also completed a casing hydro test and gas leak test onsite at RMS Pearland Works. RMS’s experienced staff worked to build the compressor and critical controls for this important overhaul under the supervision of RMS’s engineering team.

Once the compressor and supporting systems for the dry gas seal were complete, RMS’s Field Service team worked at the customer site to complete this project in two phases. First, the older compressor skid was removed at the site to make way for the new unit. Once ready, RMS field service worked to install the new compressor, controls system, and dry gas seal panel. The team worked to accommodate the site’s piping configuration to support a drop-in replacement. This saved the customer both time and capital leading to a seamless transition to the new unit.