2011 Varadkar RCF Dry Gas Seals Failure at RCF Trombay

RCF Trombay, Technology Up-gradation project was implemented in the Trombay-V ammonia plant in 2006-07. It was aimed at energy improvement by 2mkCal/mt of ammonia and capacity enhancement by about l0%, i.e. upto 1045 MTPD.
Except for synthesis gas compressor all other schemes were hooked up in the year 2006. New synthesis gas compressor was commissioned and taken in line in the year 2007. This paper illustrates the actions taken to prevent frequent dry gas seal failures during the commissioning and operation of the Synthesis Gas Compressor.

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