Ufa series gas compressors: Reliability improvement programme report
Akimov V.I., Andreyev S.N., Skrynnikov S.V., Sharipov Sh.G. (OOO Gazprom Transgaz Ufa, RF, Ufa)
Progressive improvements with reliability of Ufa series GPA 16P gas compressors fitted with AL 31ST aircraft engines are among the key priorities in Russia presently. Aimed to manage this challenging assignment and meet new gas sector targets, a dedicated working group was initiated by Gazprom to incorporate Gazprom Transgaz Ufa and UMPO professionals. Significant improvements in this area have been reported to Gazprom over past years, which provides a solid ground for future expansion of AL 31ST gas compressor applications mainly targeting numerous compressor equipment upgrades including the replacement of ageing imported machinery by domestic counterparts along with greenfield construction projects.
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