Where reliability is essential, Howden products can be trusted
The low vibration, low noise and compact design of Howden systems allow them to be integrated into a wide range of ancillary equipment ready for installation in remote and difficult locations. This makes them a uniquely efficient choice for process gas compression on offshore and FPSOs.
Oil and gas exploration and extraction often takes place in extreme climatic conditions, including hot, dry desert, sand and salty atmospheres. Our equipment supports operations in remote and hard to access locations.
Howden offers a set of fluid handling technologies covering ventilation, compression and heat transfer. We provide solutions to many specific challenges met in oil extraction site and processes.
Howden engineering teams and field engineers have access to over 160 years of knowledge, meaning we can offer our expertise at every step of the process from product selection to ongoing support. Our worldwide organisation provides local responsive support to end users and customers.
Reinjection of gas (natural or CO2). Used within wellhead facilities to increase gas pressure for injection into the well. Howden has experience in Screw oil-injected solutions for Pre-Dehydration booster for the application.
Centrifugal compressors typically have dry gas seals to prevent the process gas from escaping. However, the seals leak small amounts of gas that in some cases must be contained.
Site utilities/Cooling ACHE Air Cooled Heat Exchanger.
Compression of corrosive gas. Recover off gas streams that are to be flared. A flare gas recovery unit (FGRU) may also be located at the GOSP to reduce flaring. Compression solutions are delivered with compatible materials and designed with protection level according area classification.
Gas turbines used for power and compressor drivers can suffer from decreased power output as ambient temperatures increase. A heat exchanger can be used to cool the inlet air down to the desired temperature via a mechanical refrigeration cycle. The liquid refrigerant used is expanded at low pressure in an evaporator and the vapour is then compressed. Heat from the compressed refrigerant is then transferred through condensers back to the evaporator in a continuous cycle.
Our lifelong aftercare service will supply original replacement parts, support you with maintenance and installation, and even train your own engineers in maintenance techniques. We keep detailed plant records almost indefinitely, and regularly supply spare parts for machinery over 50 years old.
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