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Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics

Asset Performance Management / Minimize Risks - Maximize Reliability - Reduce Cost - Extend Mean Time Between Overhaul 
Reciprocating compressors are vital for production processes in the oil & gas, petrochemical and chemical industries. They must operate 365 days per year without interruption, and must maintain a high degree of efficiency. Accidental breakdowns frequently have serious consequences, such as risks for plant safety and environmental damage, production loss, even expensive consequential damages, etc.

Using a qualified system for online condition monitoring will help prevent machine breakdowns and consequential damage. Additionally, it is the best foundation for

  • maximizing reliability

  • efficiency improvement

  • expansion of the meantime between overhaul

  • a successful predictive maintenance strategy

Burckhardt Compression decided in favor of the condition monitoring system PROGNOST® due to its specialization and the over 15 years of experience of PROGNOST Systems GmbH in the field of high-resolution data acquisition for reciprocating compressors.

PROGNOST Systems offers the only condition monitoring and diagnostic system in the industry that records and analyzes status data in real time and compares them using "pattern recognition" based on actual experience. It provides machine operators with a timely analysis of the causes in the form of plain text information. This means that any reciprocating compressor monitored by this system can be shut down quickly and reliably with virtually no risk of false trips.

Together with the worldwide leading PROGNOST® diagnostic technology, Burckhardt Compression offers its customers

  • the best possible technical support
  • comprehensive customized service modules, from
    - diagnostic service to
    - predictive maintenance to
    - full service agreements for maximum availability
  • data analysis from different compressors
  • broad experience due to compressor installations in various processes
  • online diagnostic services

The PROGNOST® system fits all reciprocating compressors, e.g.

  • Hyper Compressors
  • Process Gas Compressors (API 618)
  • Laby® (labyrinth piston) Compressors

Learn more about PROGNOST® systems at


Burckhardt Compression as an OEM offers PROGNOST® online condition monitoring systems for reciprocating compressors through its sales offices and agents.