Repair of Connecting Rod and Modification of Crosshead

February 11, 2020

The Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. (IOCL) in Mathura, India, repeatedly struggled with its compressor, which often failed. Complications arose when the third-stage pin and the small end bush seized up three times, preventing IOCL from restarting the compressor. These circum­stances forced them to operate the plant without a standby compressor. IOCL turned to Burckhardt Compression to solve the problem. As a part of the troubleshooting, repair and modification of the components were carried out. Since then, the compressor has operated properly without any issues.