Compressor Valves

Reciprocating Compressor Valves

 

GOOD RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR VALVE TIME SERIES VIEW
The advantage of ultrasound spectral analysis is that the inspector can hear and see the sound sample as it plays. Here is a typical good compressor valve. Note the distinct “open” “close” of the valve.

 

BAD RECIPROCATING COMPRESSOR VALVE TIME SERIES VIEW
This is an example if a leaking reciprocating compressor valve. It does not close as sharply as in the sample of the “Good” reciprocating valve. You will also note the longer “open” segment in the time series.

©2017 UE Systems