Inspection and Test Plan for Reciprocating Compressor

This article, detailing the inspection and test plan for reciprocating compressor, provides you with information about reciprocating compressor inspection and testing in a manufacturing shop. The draft Inspection and test plan for water tube boilers is provided as well.

Click here if you would like to immediately review the Inspection & Test Plan for Reciprocating Compressor draft sheet.

You may need to review this sheet in conjunction with the Third Party Inspection for Reciprocating Compressor article.

The API 618 standard requirements are normally applied for the inspection and test plan in a manufacturing shop.

TThe witness of some inspection and testing by third party inspectors is mandatory and cannot be waived.

Some others must only be monitored and full witnessing is not necessary; for these items, the inspection man-days etc. depend on the purchaser’s decision. Some prefer stringent monitoring and even assign a resident inspector in the manufacturing shop, and others relay to the quality control system of the manufacturer and assign only a few days for monitoring points.

These are some of the inspection points that need to be witnessed, checked monitored and reviewed by a third party inspector for a reciprocating compressor construction.

Inspection and Test Plan for Reciprocating Compressor - Important Points

  • Reciprocating Compressor casings to be identified against foundry test certificates and thicknesses checked to conform to approved drawings.
  • Witnessing hydro-static test on reciprocating compressor cylinder, cooling jackets, piping, pressure vessels, filters and coolers.
  • Checking assembly of piston end clearance, crankshaft deflection, run-out check, proper match marking and protection of machined surfaces.
  • Witnessing mechanical running test
  • Witnessing strip down inspection and test
  • Final visual and dimensional inspection

Click on the above link to download a sample draft of reciprocating compressor ITP.

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