Hermetically sealed compressors

Our fully sealed, oil-free HOFIM™ is suitable for use in a wide range of process compression applications. Its unique concept allowed us to eliminate most of the traditional sources of turbomachinery failures. The ultra-lean MOPICO® has been designed for extra-reliable gas transportation. Lowest capital, operating and maintenance costs are additional features of the MOPICO®.
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Discover new frontiers for subsea compression and other applications

Oil and gas are extremely valuable resources. Producers are looking for ways to recover as much of these resources from their wells as possible whilst at the same time striving to cut greenhouse gas emissions and downtimes. Our compressors allow you to explore new frontiers of energy extraction. 

A fully sealed compressor which pushes the boundaries

Developed to increase the efficiency of oil and gas recovery and to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the HOFIM™ is setting new standards 

This High-Speed Oil-Free Integrated Motor compressor (HOFIM™) combines the best of our proven technology with daring innovation and will work for you in the toughest of circumstances. It is used in pipelines, gas storage, gas export and in subsea applications. We have eliminated components such as dry gas seals, the lube oil system and gearbox, resulting in minimal maintenance requirements. The HOFIM™ compressor package now features a high-speed induction motor coupled with the barrel-type compressor and active magnetic bearings (MECOS). Running with very low noise levels, it requires no warm-up and can withstand an unlimited number of starts.

The HOFIM™ is also designed for wellstream gas and you can use it in other applications such as LNG, hydrogen and CO2 among others.  

Typical performance data:

  • Compression power up to 18,000 kW (24,000 HP) 
  • Discharge pressure up to 303 bar (4,395 psi)

How you benefit: 

  • Emission-free, environmentally friendly system 
  • Small footprint and low weight 
  • Extended operating range due to magnetic bearing and the possibility for parallel/series operations 
  • Ideal for remote control and unmanned operation

MOPICO®

State-of-the-art pipeline compression

This motor-driven pipeline compression system benefits our customers by working extremely reliably. It requires hardly any maintenance, so downtimes are minimal and gas can be transported without interruption. Its basic design relies on what we like to call the ultimate in conceptual simplicity: A single rotating element, two radial and one axial bearing, no couplings, no gearbox, no lube oil and no shaft seals to atmosphere. It is a hermetically sealed, integrated electric motor-compressor system. The MOPICO® allows for lowest capital, operating and maintenance costs and with low maintenance, unlimited starts and low noise level, boasts the same benefits as HOFIM™.

Typical performance data: 

  • Compression power up to 18,000 kW (24,000 HP) 
  • Discharge pressure up to 150 bar (2200 psi) 
  • Inlet flow up to 30,000 m3/h (17,650 cfm)

How you benefit: 

  • Emission-free, environmentally friendly system 
  • Small footprint and low weight 
  • Extended operating range due to magnetic bearing and the possibility for parallel/series operations 
  • Ideal for remote control and unmanned operation
Beginnings
1990
first MOPICO® compressor installed
Numbers
117
compressors installed since 1990
Subsea
1
st
subsea turbo compressor unit in operation

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Interested in extremely efficient, clean offshore drilling solutions? Transporting natural gas across vast distances?

Highly reliable and robust, our HOFIM™ and MOPICO® compressors are a huge advance in offshore drilling and pipeline compression technology. See how your business could benefit from our latest development in sealed compressor technology.

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