Burckhardt Compression recorded an order from Braskem in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to deliver a new frame for their existing F10 hyper compressor that was manufactured almost 30 years ago under the license of Burckhardt Compression. The order includes the delivery of internals and auxiliaries, such as the crank gear lubrication, main bearings and crosshead guide plates.
The new frame will also enable the installation of a detecting system for real-time monitoring of bearing temperature on non-stationary moving parts, called Sentry, which is not possible to install on the existing frame. The delivery of the parts is scheduled to be in November 2009. The frame is made out of one-cast piece and weighs 35t.
As an original equipment manufacturer with over 160 years of experience in the design, manufacture and service of reciprocating compressors, Burckhardt Compression has a dedicated team of specialists and technical competence for revamps, overhauls, engineering services and repairs for other brand compressors. Burckhardt Compression is the market leader for hyper compressors with a discharge pressure up to 3,500bar.
Productivity and availability improvements of existing reciprocating compressors or changing compression requirements often call for revamps or up-ratings. With Burckhardt Compression’s in-house state-of-the-art sizing and finite element analysis tools professional specialists can model and calculate any existing reciprocating compressor to improve compressor operation, increase load or re-engineer parts.
Hyper Compressors are high-pressure reciprocating compressors for low-density polyethylene plants and compress ethylene up to 3,500bar (50,000psi). They excel with a long lifetime and the highest safety standards, thanks to their unique design features and Burckhardt Compression’s worldwide one-stop service.