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The refining industry is one of the world’s most complex industries. In refineries different types of crude oil are processed and refined into more useful products such petroleum naphtha, gasoline, diesel fuel, asphalt base, heating oil, kerosene and liquefied petroleum gas.

Oil refineries are large industrial complexes industries handling HC fluids that are cleaned and separated by a sequence reactions made under pressure, heat and various hydro treatment processes.


The presence of explosive gases in sites required safe and reliable equipment designs mostly ruled by demanding customers’ specifications and API code.

We supplied various compressor technologies with performances that can be required by the refining industry  ranging from the utility gas compressors to the large critical process applications and from bare shaft to full process systems. Compressors serve processes such as the hydrotreater desulfurization (RDS & VRDS), catalytic de-waxing, catalytic hydrocracking, Isomerization units, catalytic reformer (CCR Net gas)...

We also supply utility gas compressors, such as nitrogen and air compressors. Our experience in the refining industry goes back many years and we have supplied equipment in many parts of the world.

Environmental emission regulation push sites to reduce greenhouse emissions. Howden experience is also to help site objectives through the optimization of equipment efficiency.  Availability of equipment   is an important aspect for the sector and it can be optimized as the same as maintenance costs through Howden support.

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