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With over 100 years of know-how in gas compression, Howden BC Compressors, designs, manufactures and services custom-designed Burton Corblin® diaphragm, Burton Corblin® piston and Periflow® compressor packages.

Howden BC Compressors designs, manufactures and supplies process reciprocating compressors with piston, diaphragm and hybrid technologies, and also centrifugal compressors with Periflow® technology. We are based in Nogent-sur-Oise, France and we support the Howden service organisation worldwide to deliver a high level of service on site to customers.

Specialising in heavy-duty applications we deliver compression solutions for leading-edge projects where the highest levels of reliability are essential, for numerous process applications in oil & gas, refineries, petrochemical, chemical, industrial gases, manufacturing process applications and nuclear.

Our Burton Corblin® diaphragm and reciprocating compressors provide solutions for applications where there are stringent requirements for high purity and containment of rare, toxic, flammable, corrosive, explosive and radioactive gases. 

Our heavy duty compressor packages are part of process applications such as petrochemical reactor gas feeding & recycling, refinery gas treatment operations, site gas facilities and chemical processes, mostly involving complex gas mixtures and hazardous gases.

Periflow® packages are used from upstream to downstream oil & gas applications and also industrial applications. The technology is particularly easy to integrate, and requires very limited current maintenance operations.


"The company set up by W Burton and Henri Corblin, the inventor of the metallic diaphragm compressor, has been operating for over 125 years now, making Howden BC Compressors one of the pioneers in the development of compressor technology. As of 2013 we have over 200 staff and are located on a 13,000m2 site in Nogent-sur-Oise (France), 60km north of Paris, near Roissy Charles de Gaulle International airport.

Henk Hoven
Managing Director


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