What is the RoTechBooster by EagleBurgmann?
The RoTechBooster ensures abundant, reliable, and consistent seal gas flow, through fluctuating operating conditions; thus, clean and dry gas is supplied to the gas seal in every situation.
Features of the RoTechBooster
- Electric driven centrifugal design
- Hermetically sealed
- Delivers seal gas flow as defined by API
- 24,000 hours of operation before required maintenance
- Various models available, depending on requirements
Advantages of the RoTechBooster
- Simple to set-up, easy to operate
- High reliability and availability
- Unlimited continuous operation
- Avoid seal failures
- Low maintenance costs
- Energy efficient
- Eliminates the concern of unreliable external seal gas source
RoTechBooster Case Study: Clean Gas Despite Fluctuating Operating Conditions
The “Dock Sud“ combined power cycle plant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is designed to adjust the power generation to the fluctuating electrical demand throughout all seasons. Managing the high demand during the summer months is particularly challenging, and the requirements for system component reliability are correspondingly high.
The power plant uses diesel engines and gas turbines to drive the generators. The diesel-driven generators run on a regular basis. The gas turbines are operated in start/stop mode so that they can respond quickly to high energy requirements or cope with peak loads.
As a low-pressure gas supply for the plant was only available to use for the gas turbines, a MAN Diesel & Turbo four-stage geared compressor with dry gas seals provided the means to increase gas pressure to the appropriate level for them. There is one geared compressor for each of the two gas turbines on site. Another geared compressor is used as back-up. Due to the nature of the operation, the turbines stop and start frequently placing the geared compressors in a pressurized stand-by mode when electrical demand drops. Continue reading RoTechBooster Supplies Compressor Seals in the Power Plant