January 22, 2009 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Two Process Gas Compressors for Refinery in North Italy

Burckhardt Compression delivers two Process Gas Compressors to Italy for a new mild hydrocracker unit in a refinery in North Italy.

Burckhardt Compression has been awarded an order from a refinery in North Italy to deliver two Process Gas Compressors for the new mild hydrocracker unit. The contract comprises two multiservice make-up Process Gas Compressors that are equipped with the monitoring and diagnostic system PROGNOST-NT and the recycle arrangement in three compression stages.

The Process Gas Compressors will be used for the production of ultra low sulfur diesel and are driven by 2500 kW electric motors. This specific process requires knowledge and experience for the operating conditions as well as reliability and high availability for the equipment offered. The Process Gas Compressors that are well known in the market are manufactured according to
API 618 5th edition and the latest state-of-the-art technology.

The compressors are scheduled to be delivered in July 2009. The plant will start the production of clean diesel at the beginning of 2010.

Process Gas Compressors are used for the refinery and petrochemical industry as well as for industrial gases and gas transport and storage. They represent high availability and a long meantime between overhaul thanks to the high quality components and valves that result in low operating and maintenance cost.


About Burckhardt Compression
Burckhardt Compression is one of the market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressor technology and the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of Laby (labyrinth piston), process gas, and hyper compressors. These compressors are used in a wide range of applications in the chemical and petrochemical industry, in refineries, in air separation systems, and for gas transport and storage. Burckhardt Compression products are used to compress, cool or liquefy gas, for example hydrocarbon or industrial gases. Its customers include multinational companies in the oil, gas, petrochemicals and chemicals industries.

In addition to its thriving new installation business, a major driver of the company’s success is its global service network, which generates a substantial share of company revenues. This global network enables Burckhardt Compression to offer comprehensive customer support services, such as delivery of top-quality components, servicing of compressor valves, complete system overhauls, engineering services and the fulfillment of comprehensive maintenance contracts.


Further inquiries:
Daniela Gohl
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