Rimera’s Izhevsk Company Implementing Major Investment Project to Upgrade Compressor Station Equipment

10.01.2013



Izhneftemash, a member of Rimera Group, is in the final phase of building a compressor room containing advanced equipment in its largest production shop.

Rimera’s Izhevsk Company Implementing Major Investment Project to Upgrade Compressor Station Equipment

Rimera’s Izhevsk Company Implementing Major Investment Project to Upgrade Compressor Station Equipment

Izhneftemash engineers are in the process of finishing startup operations to install US-made rotary screw compressors. This type of compressor has a number of advantages when compared to piston compressors or centrifugal compressors:
- low noise and vibration, small dimensions and weight, can be installed in any room, does not require a special base for installation;
- uses almost no oil (2-3 micrograms per cubic meter): annual oil consumption at 448.96 kilograms, as opposed to lubricated piston compressors (hence higher air quality that can be used for feeding advanced pneumatic equipment);
- equipped with an automatic control and operation monitoring system; does not require continuous supervision; highly reliable; capable of long maintenance-free operation;
- air cooling of rotary screw compressors allows eliminating the bulky recirculated water supply system (cooling tower), while allowing for reuse of heat radiated by the running compressor e.g. for compressor and boiler room heating in winter time.
“Placement of the compressor room in the center of the plant will help reduce the costs of pipeline maintenance, personnel support and consumed power and oil, improve the quality of air fed to the equipment by using a system to dehumidify the compressed air. The project’s payback time is about three years,” says Izhneftemash Executive Director Igor Mochalin.

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