Oil Free Screw Compressor Packages

Our range of oil-free screw compressors are supplied as bespoke designed, complete packaged systems for process critical applications throughout the world.

​Howden’s oil free screw compressor packages are available in different configurations and materials to provide the most compact arrangements, allowing the handling of gases with high levels of liquid, dirt and particulates.

​Max PressureUp to 15bar a​​218 psia
​Max Power​Up to 4,000 kW​5,364 hp
​Max Flow rate​Up to 26,000 sm3/hr​22.04 mmScfd
​Max Speed​Up to 15,000 rpm

Key Features

  • Oil-free systems provide low footprint and a compact package arrangement to allow the handling of hazardous or corrosive gases.


  • ​Oil free gas delivery.
  • Positive displacement / rotary action.
  • High integrity design.
  • Process flexibility.
  • Low installation costs.
  • Full compliance with oil and gas industry requirements.


  • Oil-free screw compressors are used in processes such as:
  • Vapour recompression.
  • Gas gathering.
  • Sour gas handling.
  • Gas re-liquefaction.
  • Flare gas recovery.

Why choose Howden oil free screw compressor packages?

Howden know-how

There is no major industrial gas application in the world of which Howden does not have experience.

Dry gas seals

Howden can offer high technology dry gas seals as a specification option on our range of oil free screw compressors .

Hydrodynamic bearings

Our oil free screw compressors utilise hydrodynamic bearings consisting of single shell white metal bearings and in general are limited by the absolute pressure they can carry.

Widest possible range

The world’s largest range of screw compressors delivering high reliability and performance for refrigeration and gas compression applications.

Global Presence, Local Service

In our experience, there is no substitute for local support; that’s why we have local teams ready to help.

Matched to your needs

A wide choice of configurations and application-focused design services allows us to precisely match your requirements

Rotary Screw Compressor documents

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Parts & Service

Lifetime Support

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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