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Upgrade & Revamp

SUPERIOR COMPRESSOR PERFORMANCE

TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND PROCESS CHANGES NECESSITATE RE-RATING AND RE-APPLICATION

Reciprocating compressors must deliver high performance over several decades. Over this time, however, properties of a machine frequently change, technological advances necessitate modifications, or a compressor is re-tasked either within or outside the existing plant.

Experience gives expertise

HOERBIGER is an expert in re-rating reciprocating compressors and their components, such as cylinders, pistons or crankshafts, matching the equipment to such specific requirements. HOERBIGER can help in the re-application or re-rating of machines, offering comprehensive consultations to help define new specifications and taking on full project management responsibility for upgrades and revamps. For additional information, please visit our case studies.

CUSTOMER BENEFITS

  • HOERBIGER has decades of experience in compressor and engine upgrades and revamps for re-application.
  • HOERBIGER covers the entire scope of services for complex re-application and re-rating projects – from performance audits, through improvement potential analyses, up to full re-rating.
  • With our engineering and project management experience we can bring new life to any compressor and engine, regardless of their make or age, and customize them for a particular process requirement.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

BEST CONFIGURATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Changes in flow rate, gas composition or type require equipment and technology re-engineering that falls within the scope of long-standing HOERBIGER expertise. HOERBIGER compares and offers its customers the best possible configurations and technologies. This ensures a choice of routes for a made-to-measure upgrade.

CUT OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE COSTS

An upgrade may also be a good time to increase reliability and cut maintenance costs by moving to state-of-the-art control and diagnostic systems, as well as products with increased lifetime potential.

QUICK AND COST-EFFECTIVE

When customers need a compressor for a new project, buying new is typically the first idea that springs to mind. However, re-application of an existing compressor can often be quicker and less expensive than a new one, when using an upgrade or revamp route, while improving reliability as well.