Robust, Safe and Efficient Compressors for Oil and Gas Fields Air Conditioning

Extreme weather conditions, including sandstorms and ambient temperatures of up to 60 degrees Celsius, are just some of the challenges that have to be overcome on the drilling rigs and production platforms of worldwide oil and gas fields. Equipment and components in these explosion-risk environments must be constructed to withstand significant stresses. GEA compressors are designed to be utilized in these harsh environments, and provide reliable, energy-efficient conditioning of room air, while complying with the strictest of safety standards.

Robust operation under the toughest conditions

Constructed using the latest technologies and top grade materials, GEA’s suction gas-cooled compressors feature robust design and have been successfully tested to withstand permanent ambient temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius. Robust oil pump lubrication is combined with a stable valve plate design that features valves that are made of impact-resistant spring steel.

Powerful with minimum energy consumption

GEA customers benefit from robust and reliable technologies that are easy to maintain. Our semi-hermetic compressors demonstrate optimum efficiency, and offer significant cost advantages: optimized gas flow reduces energy requirement. Our installations can also be equipped with speed adjustment capabilities, which can further reduce energy usage when the units are operating at lower speeds.

ATEX conformity for maximum safety in areas exposed to the risk of explosion

For applications in explosion-risk areas, GEA can offer compressors that conform to ATEX guidelines for zones 1 and 2. These special systems feature special coatings, heat protection thermostats for monitoring all cylinder covers and an ATEX terminal box. The optimum design meets all ex-protection requirements, and guarantees maximum safety for users.

  • First-class compressor technology for optimum room air-conditioning on worldwide oil and gas fields
  • Reliable and robust due to sound oil pump lubrication and stable valve plate design
  • Suction gas cooled semi-hermetic compressors successfully tested up to 60 degrees Celsius ambient temperature
  • Low energy requirement thanks to optimized gas flow
  • ATEX compressors (approved for zones 1 and 2) permit safe application in areas exposed to the risk of explosion