An unmanned natural gas compressor station based in the United States is equipped with four compressor packages and monitored remotely with Cat® Equipment Care Advisor (ECA). ECA analytics detected a misfire on two cylinders of a G3608 engine. At the time the misfire was discovered, it wasn’t impairing performance or causing engine damage.
What action was taken?
The Fleet Advisor recommended that the pre-chamber needle valve be temporarily adjusted, then returned to its normal position if minor clogging occurred in the valve. This procedure stopped the misfire.
What is the value to the customer?
The customer benefited in several ways:
The total value derived from this single issue is approximately $2,750. The cost of the service is $400 per month at 98% run time.