Burckhardt completes marine upgrades

Full range of compressor and auxiliary services for four vessels

Burckhardt Compression, a leading company for compression solutions, recently provided a full range of compressor and auxiliary services for four marine vessels that were undergoing their five-year service at a dry dock in Korea.

All four vessels were under a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with Burckhardt Compression, which made it possible for the scope and expected spare parts to be prepared well ahead of time. The service was completed within three and a half months, despite the challenges of hot and rainy weather as well as a confined work area with simultaneous work ongoing by different teams, the company said.

Burckhardt Compression ensures reliable compressor systems for marine vessels. (Image: Burckhardt Compression)

During the dry-dock period, Burckhardt Compression serviced the compressor systems and auxiliaries, including gas coolers, pressure safety valves (PSVs), lubricators, and pressure control valves (PCVs). The preparation for the service began over the course of a year before the dry-dock period and involved not only the coordination of several Burckhardt Compression locations but also of authorized service partners.

The service scope included a 30000-hour overhaul, reconditioning of parts, and spare parts supply for the compressor systems. Burckhardt Compression Korea provided a complete range of services as agreed in the LTSA, including project management, coordinating several locations and authorized service partners, as well as executing complete overhauls of the service of gas coolers and PSVs at the Burckhardt Service Center in Korea.

Despite the tight maintenance schedule and strict regulations to guarantee safety, Burckhardt Compression Korea overcame many difficulties and provided high-quality OEM-level services. The optimized compressor performance ensured that it would last at least until the next service in 30 months’ time.

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