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Process Gas Compressors API 618

Burckhardt Compression's Process Gas Compressor represents highest availability and a long meantime between overhaul thanks to an optimized compressor sizing and selection, also in regards to high quality compressor components and valves. The company provides a robust and reliable Process Gas Compressor of Swiss quality designed for lowest life cycle costs. The design is according to individual application requirements, customer specifications and complies with the API 618 5th edition guidelines. It is available oil-free or lubricated, horizontal or vertical. It handles easily hydrogen, hydrocarbons and corrosive gases at high pressure. Burckhardt Compression has over 160 years of experience in manufacturing reciprocating compressors and offers a worldwide one-stop service.

Dokument anzeigenBurckhardt Compression Receives Major Order for One Process Gas Compressor for Acid Gas Injection in North America (29kB)
Compressor typeBY, BS, CS, BX, BA, BC, BE
Discharge pressure [bar abs] / [psi]up to 1'000 / 15'000
Suction volume [Nm3/h] / [scfm]up to 250'000 / 147'000
Rod load [kN] / [lbs]up to 1'500 / 335'000
Power [kW] / [hp]up to 31'000 / 42'100

Design features

  • Oil-free up to 300 bar or lubricated up to 1'000 bar
  • Horizontal or vertical arrangement
  • Rugged heavy-duty design
  • Reliable Swiss quality
  • Material selection to fit specific application
  • Advanced tribological technology for oil-free applications such as hydrogen compression
  • Top quality compressor valves for high reliability
  • According to API 618 5th edition specifications
  • Aromatics production
  • Catalytic cracking
  • Chemical industry
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Environmental protection
  • Fractionating
  • Gas injection
  • Gas lift
  • Hydrotreatment
  • Hydrodesulphurisation
  • Hydrocracking
  • Natural gas handling
  • Natural gas storage
  • Petrochemical plants
  • Polyethylene plants
  • Polysilicone production
  • Refinery
  • Reforming
  • Seismic exploration
  • Wet oxidation units
Gases handled 
  • Bone-dry gases
  • High pressure
  • Highly corrosive gases
  • Hydrocarbon gases
  • Hydrogen
  • Hydrogen chloride (HCl)
  • Hydrogen sulphide
  • Cryogenic gases
  • Mixed gases
  • Toxic gases