Burckhardt Compression has been awarded an order from a refinery in northern Italy to deliver two process gas compressors for the new mild hydrocracker unit. The contract comprises two multi-service make-up process gas compressors 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 sulphur diesel and are driven by 2,500kW electric motors. This process requires knowledge and experience for the operating conditions as well as reliability and high availability for the equipment. 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. The plant will start the production of clean diesel at the beginning of 2010.
Process gas compressors are used in the refinery and petrochemical industry, as well as for industrial gases and gas transport and storage. They represent high availability and a long mean-time between overhaul thanks to high-quality components and valves that result in low operating and maintenance costs.