Major Overhaul – Hyper and Process Gas Compressor

July 15, 2014

A customer decided on the services from Burckhardt Compression for the overhaul of the booster/primary and hyper/secondary compressors for its LDPE production line. The compressors had been commissioned in 1975 and needed a thorough check-up.

Customer Challenges:

  • Supervision of overhaul for booster/primary and hyper/secondary compressors for LDPE, commissioned in 1975
  • Refurbishment of the main drives
  • Local references and language (Spanish) to be respected

 

 

Application Description:

Type Other brand booster/primary and hyper/secondary compressor Gas Thylene
Power 5’000 kW / 6700 hp Suction pressure

Discharge pressure

230 barg / 3’330 psia

2’550 barg / 37’000 psia

Speed 211 rpm Lubrication Forced lubrication to cylinder

Burckhardt Compression Solution:

  • Analysis of the state of the booster/primary and hyper/secondary compressors
  • Detailed resource planning for efficient execution and on time finalization of the overhaul
  • Comprehensive know-how and experience provided from the market leader in LDPE compressor design
  • Professional supervision leading the maintenance team regarding spare parts refurbishing, replacement and re-commissioning of compressors

 

 

Customer Benefits:

  • Professional overall planning and manpower allocation for the overhaul activities.
  • Project planning and execution respecting the local language and culture
  • Efficient execution and on time finalization of the overhaul for dependable continuation of the plant production.
  • Successful re-start of the LDPE production line