20. März 2023 | Industrie Gas, Non-Burckhardt, Success Story, Europa

Overhaul of four non-Burckhardt compressors helps steel mill becoming green

One of Europe's most significant steelmaking companies needed quick help to revive four non-Burckhardt compressors that had not been used in 10 years. The company turns one of its plants into a sustainable steelmaking plant fulfilling all environmental regulations set by the region, the country and the EU. They contacted the OEM and Burckhardt Compression for support. The customer works under a strict time schedule, tight budget and experts are needed for the overhaul of the compressors including auxiliary equipment such as motors and coolers. The company chose Burckhardt Compression because of our expert knowledge of compressors and auxiliary equipment.

Lorenzo Pizzicara, Project Manager, Burckhardt Compression

„The most challenging issue during the project execution was the fact that the gas turbine fed by the compressors could not operate within the conditions of the original design. The requested overhaul of four compressors was extended to also include a discharge pressure increase. Thanks to our global network of experts and broad knowledge in our organization, we could help the customer without any impact on the turnaround schedule.“

Customer Challenges:

  • Discharge pressure needed to be increased
  • Complete overhaul of four compressors with a tight schedule and tight budget
  • All work had to be executed on site only
  • Expert maintenance work on motors and coolers needed as well
  • One company for the execution of the whole project was preferred (turnkey project)
Compressor experts develop state-of-the-art solutions to customer needs.
Compressor experts develop state-of-the-art solutions to customer needs.

 

Non-Burckhardt compressors
Type Horizontal, 1 stage, 2 cylinders Gas Methane
Power 530 kW / 720 hp Suction pressure

Discharge pressure

11 bara / 144 psia

25 bara / 347 psia

Speed 990 rpm Lubrication Yes

 

 

Burckhardt Compression Solution:

  •  Major inspection, revamp and upgrade of all four compressors
  • Inspection of four electrical motors
  • Refurbishment of four lube oil coolers
  • Update of instrumentation
  • Performance calculation for increasing discharge pressure
  • Spare parts supply
Implementing latest technology improves the overall compressor performance.
Implementing latest technology improves the overall compressor performance.

Customer Benefits:

  • One-stop solution for the complete project
  • All of Burckhardt Compression’s expertise available through global network
  • Expertise for other brand compressors available within Burckhardt Compression
  • Fully customized solution responding exactly to the customer’s needs
  • Open communication with the customer to keep project on track
  • Open communication with the customer to keep project on track
  • Solution delivered on time and on budget
Field Service expert keep the project on track.
Field Service expert keep the project on track.