Burckhardt Compression is pleased to announce that it will deliver its innovative Laby® Compressor system for a new Monoethylene Glycol plant (MEG) in Lake Charles, Louisiana, which is slated to become the largest of its kind in the US upon completion.
The 700,000t-capacity MEG plant is planned to become operational in 2019, and is part of a larger project primarily comprising the construction of an ethane cracker facility.
Monoethylene glycol is a key ingredient for various important industrial and consumer goods, such as textile fibres, paper, asphalt, PET bottles, adhesives and antifreeze.
The multi-stage Laby labyrinth piston compressor designed and engineered by Burckhardt Compression guarantees the continuous compression and delivery of 8,050kg/h of process gas at a pressure of 2.09MPa (abs).
It will be delivered as a complete reclaim compressor system, including an electric motor drive, skid-mounted oil system and skid-mounted water console with a standalone air-cooled heat exchanger.
Burckhardt Compression’s Laby Compressor offers unrivalled reliability and availability due to the unique labyrinth sealing system on its piston and piston rod gland, which enables oil-free and contact-free compression.
The result is an extended MTBO (mean time between overhaul), which has a positive impact on reliability and operating costs.
The Laby Compressor is designed to compress bone-dry, dirty, abrasive and other gases.
The gastight casing reduces gas emissions and losses to the environment to virtually zero.
Please contact Burckhardt Compression via the enquiries form for more information.