Air and Steam Investment for Airpac Bukom

New DNV 2.7-2 Zone II 1,000scfm Air Compressor.

Air and steam equipment rental specialist Airpac Bukom Oilfield Services, a Vp plc business, is pleased to announce a major investment.

Airpac Bukom’s impressive equipment inventory will be enhanced with significant investment in new containerised 1,000scfm Zone II air compressors, meeting the latest DNV 2.7-2 specification, which is increasingly demanded by the industry to improve safety and reliability.

These purpose-built Zone II compressors are intended to support global operations. With a capacity of 1,000scfm at 150psig (10.3bar), they deliver more air to enable higher rates of productivity, meeting time-critical demands of offshore fabric maintenance and well test programmes.

These newly designed DNV 2.7-2 containers have a small footprint with in-built access ladders and stacking ability to ensure economy of critical space. With new Cummings M11 3GP engine management, the compressors have greatly reduced emissions and maintenance time.

The new equipment will meet the requirements to support new technologies used within well test operations and other segments within the oil and gas industry. These complement the existing range of 750, 900 and 1,000scfm Zone II compressors available from Airpac Bukom facilities worldwide.

In addition to the new 1,000scfm Zone II compressors, further investment is also being focused on additional Zone II products, manufactured in accordance with new DNV 2.7-2 specification.

"These units are already generating significant interest from existing and new clients."

Airpac Bukom sales and marketing director Ian Gravill said: "This is a milestone event for Airpac Bukom and the oil and gas industry as these new 1,000scfm Zone II compressors are the first on the market that meet the new DNV 2.7-2 specification. They have been designed and built in the UK to the highest standards and will be used primarily to support offshore well testing and rig fabric maintenance activities. These units are already generating significant interest from existing and new clients, and are the start of a major investment programme into a fleet of Zone II compressors and steam generators."

Airpac Bukom operates a large fleet of air compressors, steam generators, booster compressors, heat exchangers, dual pot sand filtration units, coflexip hoses and air treatment ancillaries.

The company is now the largest global rental provider to the oil and gas industry, operating a fleet of more than 100 steam generators and 500 compressors. Airpac Bukom has cemented its position as the preferred global supplier to key customers, confirming clear leadership in providing services to all markets worldwide.

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