United States of America Sundyne 30th Multistage Compressor scheduled for placement on Floating Production Unit

May. 03, 2007
United States of America

ARVADA, Colo. (May 3, 2007) – Sundyne Corp has delivered its 30th Pinnacle Compressor, marking the continued market adoption of Sundyne’s high-speed integrally geared gas compressor technology. Sundyne is an industrial business of Hamilton Sundstrand, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)

Korean-based Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. will install this Pinnacle compressor, mounted on single point lift skid that includes the complete lube oil and seal systems, on a new Floating Production Unit (FPU) that will be used by the French oil/gas/energy company Total S.A. in their Moho-Bilondo oil and gas fields development off the Congolese coast of Africa.

“We have significantly expanded the performance envelope incorporating state of the art design features that meet American Petroleum Institute (API) standards for reliability and quality resulting in the perfect compressor for the rigors of shipboard service,” stated Jeff Wiemelt, vice president and general manager, Sundyne Corp.

The Sundyne skid provides a four-stage, low-flow centrifugal Pinnacle compressor, driver, lube and seal system on a single, compact platform. The oil-free, pulsation-free Pinnacle LF-2000 Multi-Stage Compressor demonstrates Sundyne’s high-speed technology expertise. Combining multiple stages in a smart, compact package the Pinnacle achieves head and flow characteristics unmatched in other centrifugal designs.

“Originally the specification called for two screw type compressors. Sundyne’s unique centrifugal compressor design made it possible to run two separate services on one unit significantly reducing the capital cost, footprint and energy consumption that is important on a FPU,” said David Looi, Sundyne regional sales manager, Asia.

The Sundyne Pinnacle compressor was designed to fully meet the high reliability standards specified within the American Petroleum Institute’s standard API 617.

“Sundyne centrifugal compressors are more reliable than reciprocating compressors and do not require a spare. The Pinnacle skid is designed for 5-7 years uninterrupted service to fully meet the high reliability API Standard 617 used in petroleum, chemical and gas applications,” according to Tom Maceyka, Sundyne compressor business unit manager.

The Sundyne solution will also provide gas recovery to increase process efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Gas recovery refers to the liquid natural gas (LNG) vapors that are produced as a result of heat input and pressure variations. Sundyne compressors recover this boil-off gas, which can then be used for other purposes on the ship.

Other advantages of Sundyne’s gear driven, multi-stage centrifugal compressors over reciprocating and rotary screw type compressors include: lower capital cost requirements; reduced foundation and installation costs; optimized aerodynamic efficiency and smoother pulsation-free flow.

About Sundyne Corp.
Headquartered in Arvada, Colo. Sundyne Corp. is a leading global manufacturer of engineered pumps and compressors serving process industries worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.sundyne.com. With 2006 revenues of $5 billion, Hamilton Sundstrand employs approximately 17,500 people worldwide and is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. Among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs.

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.