High Pressure Packings – Still Running after over 26’000 Hours

November 07, 2017

Since 2012, Sipchem, Saudi International Polymer Company (IPC), has been operating a Burckhardt Compression K8 Hyper Compressor at their LDPE-EVA plant in the Jubail area. The 2nd stage packings are still in service after more than 26'000 operating hours and the central valves after more than 19'000 operating hours. The compressor is running at 3'100 bara discharge pressure and under extremely challenging conditions.