Burckhardt Compression recently provided a full range of compressor and auxiliary services for four marine vessels that were undergoing their five-year service at a dry dock in Korea. All four vessels were under a long-term service agreement (LTSA) with Burckhardt Compression, which made it possible for the scope and expected spare parts to be prepared well ahead of time. The service was completed within three and a half months, despite the challenges of hot and rainy weather as well as a confined work area with simultaneous work ongoing by different teams.
During the dry-dock period, Burckhardt Compression serviced the compressor systems and auxiliaries, including gas coolers, pressure safety valves (PSVs), lubricators, and pressure control valves (PCVs). The preparation for the service began over the course of a year before the dry-dock period and involved not only the coordination of several Burckhardt Compression locations but also of authorized service partners.
The service scope included a 30,000-hour overhaul, reconditioning of parts, and spare parts supply for the compressor systems. Burckhardt Compression Korea provided a complete range of services as agreed in the LTSA, including project management, coordinating several locations and authorized service partners, as well as executing complete overhauls of the service of gas coolers and PSVs at the Burckhardt Service Center in Korea.
Despite the tight maintenance schedule and strict regulations to guarantee safety, Burckhardt Compression Korea overcame many difficulties and provided high-quality OEM-level services. The optimized compressor performance ensured that it would last at least until the next service in 30 months’ time.
A spokesperson for the vessels’ operator said, "Thanks to a close collaboration with Burckhardt Compression Korea, our five-year dry dock maintenance of the high-pressure cargo compressors was successfully completed. Several critical and minor issues had been observed during the maintenance period. Through quick and technical reaction, all the issues could be treated properly without any delay. Also, we'd like to express our special thanks for "zero incidents". During the entire period, Burckhardt Compression Korea had followed all the safety regulations, and we had witnessed the impressive safety consciousness of the workforce."
Burckhardt Compression's expertise in providing a full range of compressor and auxiliary services, and its commitment to safety and high-quality services have once again proven to be valuable to its customers.