Earlier this month, Burckhardt Compression was awarded a significant equipment contract by International Polymers Company (IPC).

The Saudi Arabian firm, based in Jubail, contracted Burckhardt to deliver a Hyper Compressor for its LDPE-EVA plant. Meanwhile. the production process has been licensed by ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing LLC (ExxonMobil).

According to Burckhardt, the order was won thanks to a large number of references in low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plants with similar or larger capacities. Indeed, Burckhardt benefits from over 55 years experience in manufacturing Hyper Compressors.

Burckhardt Compression has built a reputation as a key global market player in the field of reciprocating compressors and as the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of Laby® (labyrinth piston), Process Gas, and Hyper Compressors.

What are Hyper Compressors?
Hyper Compressors are usually defined as high pressure reciprocating compressors for LDPE plants with discharge pressures up to 3,500 bar (50,000 psi). They are used to compress, cool or liquefy gases.