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Hitachi in Oceania

Gas Compressors


Hitachi has been designing and manufacturing compressors since 1910, and has delivered more than 1000 centrifugal compressor casings and 850 reciprocating gas compressor units to satisfied customers all over the world.

Hitachi, through aggressive R&D, has delivered many technology improvements in compressor design in areas including performance improvement, rotor dynamics and shaft seal systems. We always improve our compressor technology and quality by using fully computerised design automation systems.

Hitachi's advanced compressors have an excellent reputation for high performance and high reliability and are now working as key components in various plants around the world.

Hitachi has carefully developed full design capabilities. Hitachi has a long supply record and can meet clients' requirements for any worldwide project.

Centrifugal Compressors

Hitachi has supplied over 1,000 centrifugal compressors throughout the world since the first unit was completed in 1911.

The main applications of centrifugal compressors are in oil refineries, chemical plants, fertilizer plants, natural gas plants, steel plants etc. We are confident that we can increase customers' satisfaction through our long and extensive experience and advanced technologies.

Compressors for process use are at the heart of industrial plants, so they are designed to be highly reliable, highly energy-efficient, and low-cost.

Hitachi's high efficiency compressors are being used globally due to their advanced technology and reliability.

Compressor Type by Application

Categories Plant name Application Compressor type
Petroleum refining Hydrodesulfurisation reforming Boosting the pressure of process gas (promotes catalytic reactions) BCH
Contact reforming Boosting the pressure of process gas (promotes catalytic reactions) BCH
Petrochemicals Ethylene Boosting the pressure of process gas (promotes thermal decomposition) MCH, BCH
Boosting the pressure of ethylene and propylene (refrigerating operation)
Ethyleneoxide Boosting the pressure of process gas (generates ethylene oxide) POB
Ethyleneglycol Boosting the pressure of process gas (generates ethylene glycol) POB
Ammonia Boosting the pressure of raw air (separates nitrogen) MCH, BCH
Boosting the pressure of synthetic gas (promotes ammonia synthesis reactions)
Urea Boosting the pressure of carbon dioxide (urea generation, granulation) MCH, BCH
Methanol Boosting the pressure of synthetic gas (promotes methanol synthesis reaction) MCH, BCH
Natural gas Pipelines Boosting the pressure of natural gas, transport BCH, PCH
Gas injection Boosting gas pressure, injecting oil layers (promotes recovery of crude oil) BCH
Liquefied natural gas Cooling and liquefying methane and propane MCH
Other CO2 underground storage Boosting the pressure of carbon dioxide BCH
Injected underground

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Reciprocating Compressors

Hitachi reciprocating compressors have a long history of over 100 years since 1911. Hitachi manufactured Japan's first balanced-opposed recprocating compressor, a 450kW capacity unit, in 1953. Since then, Hitachi has delivered some 4,800 balanced-opposed compressors totaling 1,380,000kW globally, including one with an output of 5,500kW and another with an outlet pressure of 54MPa, virtually the highest in its class.

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Typical Applications

Categories Gas types Application Compressor model name
Petrochemicals Ethylene Manufacturing low-density polyethylene Super-High-Pressure compressors
General Process gases Balanced reciprocating compressors
Petroleum refining Hydrogen Hydrocarbons Desulfurisation and reforming Balanced reciprocating compressors
Natural gas Methane, etc. Pressurised gas for transport or gas re-injection Balanced reciprocating compressors
Hydrogen stations Hydrogen Installation of hydrogen stations for fuel-cell vehicles 100-MPa hydrogen compressors

Corporate / Office Profile

Corporate / Office Profile
Corporate / Office Name Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd
Address Suite 801, Level 8, 123, Epping Road, North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia
Tel +61 2 9888 4100 or 1800 HITACHI
Fax +61 2 9888 4188