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Overview Refinery Processes
Burckhardt Compression offers a complete range of API 618 Process Gas Compressor systems with the highest availability and lowest life cycle costs for all oil refinery processes that require reciprocating compressors. Click on an application below, to get more information.

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Hydrotreating

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Hydrocracking
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Isomerization

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Reforming

 
 

Hydrotreating

Hydrotreating is an established refinery process for reducing sulfur, nitrogen and aromatics while enhancing cetane/octane number, density and smoke point. In the hydrotreating process, oil fractions are reacted with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst to produce high-value clean products. For the production of e.g. ultra-low-sulfur diesel ( temperatures usually range between 350 and 390° C, pressures between 60 and 90 bara. The heart of every hydrotreating process is the reactor section, which features a high-pressure reactor vessel, proprietary catalyst and reactor internals technology.
 

Demanding process requirements

The compressor solution from Burckhardt Compression is designed to fully comply with the demanding process requirements of the applied hydrogen recycle and hydrogen makeup compressors. As a compressor OEM with more than 170 years of experience we have been setting standards for leading valves and sealing technology. With our broad in-house expertise we are able to select the ideal components for longest mean time between overhaul (MTBO) of your hydrotreating recycle compressor solutions. This results in maximized uptime of the hydrotreating plant and maximized refinery yields.
 

Hydrocracking

During hydrocracking, complex organic molecules such as kerogens or heavy hydrocarbons are broken down into simpler molecules by the breaking of carbon-carbon bonds in the precursors. The hydrocracking process depends on the nature and quality of the feedstock and the relative rates of the two competing reactions, hydrogenation and cracking. Heavy aromatic feedstock is converted into lighter products under a wide range of high pressures (70 bara/1’000 psia – 140 bara/2’000 psia) and fairly high temperatures (400° C/750° F – 800° C/1’500° F), in the presence of hydrogen and special catalysts.
 

Maximized uptime of the hydrocracking plant

The API 618 Process Gas Compressor solution from Burckhardt Compression is designed to fully comply with the demanding requirements of Hydrogen makeup and your Hydrogen recycle compressor deployed in your hydrocracking plants. Burckhardt Compression offers its compressor solutions as complete turn-key installations, engineered packages or bare frame compressors. As a compressor OEM with more than 170 years of experience we have been setting standards for leading valves and sealing technology. With our broad in-house expertise we are able to select the ideal components for longest mean time between overhaul (MTBO) of your hydrocracking recycle compressor solutions. This results in maximized uptime of the hydrocracking plant and maximized refinery yields.
 

Isomerization

Isomerization is the process by which molecules are transformed into other molecules which have exactly the same atoms, but the atoms have a different arrangement e.g. A-B-C instead of B-A-C (these related molecules are known as isomers). In refining light naphta, such as butane C4 or pentane C5, hydrogen is cycled through the isomerization reactors at high temperature and pressures, to increase the octane/cetane rating.
 

Maximized uptime of the isomerization plant

The Process Gas Compressor solution from Burckhardt Compression is designed to fully comply with the demanding requirements to recycle compressors of the isomerization plant. Burckhardt Compression offers its compressor solutions as complete turn-key installations, engineered packages or bare frame compressors. As a compressor OEM with more than 170 years of experience we have been setting standards for leading valves and sealing technology. With our broad in-house expertise we are able to select the ideal components for longest mean time between overhaul (MTBO) of your isomerization recycle compressor solutions. This results in maximized uptime of the isomerization plant and maximized refinery yields.
 

Reforming

Catalytic reforming is a chemical process used to convert heavier naphtha (typically having low octane ratings) into high-octane liquid products called reformates. The process converts low-octane linear hydrocarbons (paraffins) into branched alkanes (isoparaffins) and cyclic naphthenes, which are then partially dehydrogenated to produce high-octane aromatic hydrocarbons. The dehydrogenation also produces significant amounts of byproduct hydrogen gas, which is fed into other refinery processes such as hydrocracking. During catalytic reforming the catalytic reformer hydrogen recycle compressors circulates the hydrogen at 5 – 45 bara through a set of heaters and catalytic reactors. The Process Gas Compressor solution from Burckhardt Compression is designed to fully comply with the demanding requirements to recycle compressors of the catalytic reforming plant.
 

Longest mean time between overhaul

Burckhardt Compression offers its compressor solutions as complete turn-key installations, engineered packages or bare frame compressors. As a compressor OEM with more than 170 years of experience we have been setting standards for leading valves and sealing technology. With our broad in-house expertise we are able to select the ideal components for longest mean time between overhaul (MTBO) of your catalytic reforming recycle compressor solutions. This results in maximized uptime of the catalytic reforming plant and maximized refinery yields.
 

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