October 07, 2009 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Indian Fertilizer Company Chooses Burckhardt Compression for Methanol Plant

Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC), India, has awarded Burckhardt Compression an order for a Laby® Compressor that will be used for oxygen compression in their methanol plant.

Burckhardt Compression was appointed by Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals (GSFC) to deliver a Laby® (labyrinth piston) Compressor for their methanol project in Baroda, Gujarat state, India.
Delivery of the Laby® Compressor will take place end of September 2010. The compressor will be installed in the 525 MTPD methanol plant which is scheduled for start-up in March 2011.
The process used in the methanol plant is designed by Haldor Topsoe.

Due to significant benefits in oxygen compression the customer has chosen the Laby® Compressor. The responsible contractor for the project is Projects & Development India Ltd. (PDIL).

The Laby® Compressor has a unique labyrinth sealing system on piston and piston rod gland that guarantees oil-free and contact-free compression. No contamination of the pure gas with abrasives can occur. Therefore it is the ideal and safest solution for oxygen compression. The Laby® Compressor has a clean safety record.

Laby® compressors are used for industrial gases, gas transport and storage as well as in the chemical and petrochemical industry. The Laby® is designed to compress bone-dry, dirty, abrasive and other gases with a discharge pressure up to 300 bar (4350 psi) without contamination, flow up to 11’000 Nm3/h (6500 scfm), shaft power up to 2100 kW (2800 HP). Laby® compressors are extremely reliable machines with unexcelled availability, combining high performance with a unique cooling system.


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 Laby® (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.


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