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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.
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.
|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|
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.
|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 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|