Doc. 27/12 Centrifugal Compressors for Oxygen Service

Centrifugal compressors are a key component in many air separation plants, and their correct design, installation, operation and maintenance is essential to ensure uninterrupted operation.

The purpose of the document is to provide general guidance on the design, manufacturing, installation and operation of centrifugal oxygen compressors, thereby safeguarding personnel and equipment as well as ensuring reduced downtime from this equipment. The document has been prepared by industry experts including representatives of equipment manufacturers.

It is intended for those involved at all stages of centrifugal oxygen compressors including those who specify, design, install, operate and maintain these items.

The document has undergone minor editorial changes and clarification of terms during the process of harmonisation with other associations. Technical changes have been identified by underlining of text and summarised in a table after the table of contents.