Compressor case study

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Claudia Pröger explains how an expert in the sector provided a quick solution for a damaged compressor cylinder.

When a leading producer of suspension polyvinyl chloride (S-PVC) in Germany experienced a compressor cylinder breakdown, Burckhardt Compression was selected to carry out the repairs due to the specific requirements of the project, including a tight timeframe and high safety standards associated with the process. The compressor was used to compress oxygen to high pressures and had reached the end of its service life.

The local team from Burckhardt Compression reverse-engineered and rebuilt the cylinder with higher quality materials and a built-in liner that can be easily replaced to ensure simple maintenance procedures. These design improvements aim to reduce costs and make the compressor more efficient in the long run.

In addition, the repair team identified existing valves and other components that could be reused. This meant that the environmental impact of manufacturing and disposing of old parts would be reduced, minimising the amount of time and resources required to replace components.

Burckhardt Compression managed the repairs from start to finish and provided on-site assembly support from its local field service representative. This ensured that the cylinder met the highest safety standards, downtime was reduced, quality control was improved and the customer’s support was enhanced.

The partnership between Burckhardt Compression and the customer was crucial for successful completion, ensuring that all expectations, including budgetary restraints, deadline, safety, operational availability and equipment quality were met.

Fast and efficient

The project was completed within only eight weeks, after which a spokesperson for the customer commented, “We’re very pleased with the re-engineered compressor cylinder. Its team delivered a solution that met our tight timeframe and specific requirements. The project’s success was a result of our partnership with Burckhardt Compression, its commitment to safety, quality and its ability to deliver exceptional results.”

The company’s expertise in compression solutions across a wide range of applications has earned it a reputation as an expert in the industry. Its ability to deliver quick, cost-effective and sustainable solutions makes it the partner of choice for companies seeking to reduce their carbon footprint while enhancing their production processes’ efficiency.

Claudia Pröger is with Burckhardt Compression.

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