Hyundai Heavy Manufactures First Centrifugal Gas Compressor

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder and a leading marine engine and machinery manufacturer, today announced it completed the shop performance test of its first centrifugal gas compressor on June 1.

The centrifugal type compressor, more compact and less noisy than other types of compressors, is used in onshore and offshore gas plants to transport high volumes of high pressure natural gas. 

Hyundai Heavy has been cooperating with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation with a technical license partnership since 2011. The Japanese company supplies the impeller and rotor while Hyundai Heavy is responsible for manufacturing, testing and commissioning of the compressor, and supplying other parts.

The new gas compressor is scheduled to be delivered to KOGAS Masan Compression Station within June, and will come on stream from December this year with a 22MW class gas turbine driver.

A centrifugal compressor is high performance turbo machinery that uses a high-speed rotating impeller to increase the pressure of the gas, making it easier to transport through pipeline. This Hyundai Heavy’s gas compressor is capable of delivering 1,100 tons of natural gas per hour by pressurizing it from 4,500 kPa to 6,900 kPa.

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