January 14, 2011 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Burckhardt Compression Extends Its Range of Process Gas Compressors API 618

Burckhardt Compression announces the extension of its well proven and successful Process Gas Compressor API 618 product line in order to cover market requirements for large plants in the hydrocarbon processing industry. The extended product line covers now compressor duties requiring a rod load up to 1’500 kN / 335’000 lbs and power up to
31’000 kW / 42’100 hp.

Burckhardt Compression has introduced its extended range of Process Gas Compressors which enables the company to offer a cost-effective compressor solution for a broad range of applications within the hydrocarbon processing industry. The development is based on long term experience and a successful history in developing, engineering and manufacturing Process Gas Compressors API 618. Proven parts and elements of the existing frame sizes were implemented ensuring the top quality standards and high reliability.

This product range significantly expands Burckhardt Compression’s ability to cover the whole variety of process requirements of todays and future customer demands. Generations of experience together with the aim to fully comply with the API 618 5th edition guidelines are the base of Burckhardt Compression’s successful manufacturing of high performance compressors.

Product development is an important part of the company’s certified business processes. State-of-the-art in-house analysis and the wide experience from the existing compressor range of the even larger and more powerful Hyper Compressors, confirmed the high quality design that result in a maximum durability and best performance at highest safety levels. Burckhardt Compression’s Process Gas Compressor represents highest availability and a long meantime between overhaul, also thanks to in-house engineered and manufactured high quality compressor components and valves. Practice oriented design principles result in easy maintenance work and short downtime for overhauls. Burckhardt Compression’s aim is to deliver compressor solutions with lowest life cycle costs. The company’s Process Gas Compressors API 618 are used in the refinery and petrochemical/chemical industry as well as for industrial gases and gas transport and storage.

Burckhardt Compression has a long tradition and broad in-house experience in developing, engineering and manufacturing large reciprocating compressors for highest discharge pressure up to 3’500 bar / 50’000 psi (Hyper Compressors). In 2007, the company delivered the world’s most powerful single frame compressor with 27’500 kW.


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
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Internet: www.burckhardtcompression.com