July 13, 2014 | Success Story, Petrochemical/Chemical Industry, Europe, Hyper Compressor

Load Recalculation – Other Brand Hyper Compressor

The design and safety settings needed updates on this hyper compressor – a non-Burckhardt brand. But Burckhardt Compression engineers with their know-how and experience provided improvement recommendations to bring the compressor into a better state.

Customer Challenges:

  • Verify the actual operation conditions and loads on its components
  • Evaluate and indicate optimized 1st and 2nd stage design for safe operation
  • Define the mechanical balance between the 1st and 2nd stage, at lowest 1st stage suction pressure for each gas composition


Application Description:

Type Other brand hyper / secondary compressor Gas Ethylene
Power 2’600 kW / 3’500 hp Suction pressure

Discharge pressure

230 barg

2’550 barg

Speed 250 rpm Lubrication Forced lubrication to cylinder



Burckhardt Compression Solution:

  • Analyse the actual design and safety settings of the existing layout considering main drive maximal shaft power
  • Indicating possible improvements for the re-balancing between 1st and 2nd stage provides safe operation
  • Know-how and experience provided from the market leader in LDPE compressor design.
  • Provide fully documented analysis and improvement recommendations




Customer Benefits:

  • Know the actual loads on the components and showing ways for its optimized distribution
  • Optimizing the maximum flow for each operating case
  • Receive the recommendation for optimized loads on the yoke and increased compressor safety.
  • Increase operational safety and improve compressor performance