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Delivery of revamped process gas compressor units to Petrobras refinery complete

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Burckhardt Compression (Brazil) Ltda. finalised the delivery of two revamped process gas compressors to the Petrobras Recap refinery in Capuava, Brazil. The order included the relocation of deactivated compressors and the redesign and revamp of the existing equipment in order to comply with Petrobras’ new operating conditions. In 1996, the process gas compressors were manufactured by Burckhardt Compression and originally delivered to Petrobras Replan refinery in Paulinia, Brazil.

The process gas compressors comply with the API 618 guidelines and will be installed in the natural gas recycling system of the refinery raising the pressure from 17 – 36 bar. Several components have been used to save the customer’s investment costs. The scope of supply also includes the engineering and manufacturing of new auxiliaries, such as heat exchangers, pulsation dampeners, lubrication system and the revamp of the entire monitoring and control system. Further, the two units will be equipped with the Burckhardt Poppet Valve™. The in house engineered compressor valves are fully field repairable aiming lowest operating costs.

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