March 15, 2010 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Burckhardt Compression Expanded Training Center in Switzerland – Full Range of Training Compressors Available

Burckhardt Compression modernized its existing Training Center at its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland. Hands-on trainings can now be done on the Laby®, Process Gas and Hyper Compressor together with theoretical education.

The new Training Center with a surface area of approximately 300 square meters offers a wide variety of training options covering all aspects relating to the compressor technology, efficient maintenance and operational compressor reliability. It is located at the headquarters next to the main building where the compressors are engineered and manufactured. In order to meet the requirements of customers that operate either Laby®, Process Gas or Hyper Compressors, Burckhardt Compression expanded the range of compressors available for hands-on practice in its Training Center. Additionally, the facility got modernized which brings an efficient and comfortable environment to the training location.

As an OEM Burckhardt Compression has experienced and high qualified reciprocating compressor experts providing tailor-made theoretical education and practical courses. The chief training instructors gained extensive knowledge in compressor operation, optimization and efficient compressor trouble-shooting on international jobs and have a broad technical background. Since the beginning of Burckhardt Compression’s compressor history trainings were offered just next to its large workshop which brings many benefits to the participants. They have the possibility to get live impressions on compressor components and different compressors in assembly stage.

Attendees of the inaugural trainings have provided positive feedbacks. Mr. Mehmet Fatih Yavuz, Maintenance Manager, Petkim: “For me as an operator it is essential that our Process Gas and Hyper Compressor have a high availability and reliability to ensure production on our LDPE plant. Therefore, I need to know the equipment well and train different situations that might occur on training compressors. I was very satisfied with the Burckhardt Compression Training. Further I got a nice impression of Switzerland, their multicultural people and the city of Winterthur.”

Courses include hands-on and theoretical training emphasizing machine operation, safety, maintenance, reliability, trouble-shooting based on actual case studies, manual instructions and compressor parts. On customer’s inquiries Burckhardt Compression is also able to offer special trainings combined with our partners Prognost Systems GmbH, MT Sealing Technology and Sulzer Innotec all near our facility. Burckhardt Compression offers also on-site classroom and workshop trainings containing the same subjects.


About Burckhardt Compression
Burckhardt Compression is one of the worldwide market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressors and the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of Labyâ (labyrinth piston), Process Gas, and Hyper Compressors. The compressors are used to compress, cool or liquefy gases. Burckhardt Compression’s customers include multinational companies active in the chemical, petrochemical, refinery, industrial gas and gas transport and storage industries. With the leading compressor technology, the high-quality compressor components and the comprehensive range of services Burckhardt Compression supports its customers in their effort to minimize the life cycle costs of their reciprocating compressor systems.


Further inquiries:
Daniela Daron
Phone +41 (0)52 262 57 09
Fax +41 (0)52 262 03 48
E-mail: [email protected]