Burckhardt oxygen compressor chosen


Burckhardt Compression has been selected to deliver one skid mounted Laby® Compressor for the capacity expansion project in Orinoco Steel Mill ‘Alfredo Maneiro’ (Sidor S.A.).

The complete package adds capacity and improves the availability in the supply of oxygen. The Laby® Compressor guarantees highest operational safety and reliability for oxygen applications.

Estudios Planificación y Gestión Técnica S.L. (ESPLAGET S.L.) selected Burckhardt Compression to deliver one skid mounted Laby® Compressor for a capacity expansion in the Orinoco Steel Mill ‘Alfredo Maneiro’ (Sidor S.A.). The steel mill produces direct reduced iron (DRI) and liquid steel as main components of the industrial value chain. Sidor S.A., in their efforts to achieve continuous improvement in its processes, prepares to expand capacity and improve availability in the supply of oxygen gas to steel processes that require it.

The new compressor for high-pressure gaseous oxygen adds capacity of 3,800 Nm3/h (2,400 scfm) with a delivery pressure of 40 barg (580 psig) to the existing transmission pipeline in the PSA IV (Air Separation Plant 4) in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.

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