Agreement Safe – GE Oil&Gas Nuovo Pignone
SAFE, one of the primary supplier of compression systems for the Oil&Gas Industry, after having introduced different kinds of compressors and avant-garde technical solutions - as the famous SW compressor series widespread all over the world - has announced - by its Project Manager Dario Salvadori - to have seized a new challenge.
Last 22nd December 2009 SAFE signed a “Manufacturing Licence Agreement” with GE Oil&Gas Nuovo Pignone which allows SAFE the license to produce, assemble and test in its facilities the AVTN and BVTN series compressors , to manufacture and market all over the world complete compression units equipped with such compressors models and to service them using spare parts directly produced and marketed by SAFE.
Furthermore, SAFE has been granted the possibility to introduce upgrades and modifications already deeply tested on SAFE design compressors and widely demonstrated to be successful. Thanks to this agreement, SAFE increases its own range of products for CNG applications, offering to the Market the widest portfolio of solutions available by a single Manufacturer, and making possible the After-Sales services of the already intalled AVTN and BVTN compressor fleet with its own staff and with spare parts produced by SAFE under license, assuring competitive prices, fast interventions and competence as always.
The AVTN and BVTN series compressors are machines with vertical architecture, long stroke, and equipped with double-acting, non-lubricated and liquid-cooled cylinders. The AVTN series includes two-cylinder in line compressors, running at 1200 RPM, which can be belt or directly driven by means of either electric motor or gas engine. The BVTN series compressors can be single, two, three or four cylinder in line . Max running speed is 1000 RPM. Single cylinder configuration is belt driven, while two-cylinder configuration can be either belt or directly driven; the four-cylinder configuration is directly driven.
API 618 design GE Oil & Gas Nuovo Pignone compressors are well known all over the world for their sound and heavy-duty design, for the high reliability and easy maintenance, features that – at the time – were taken into deep account while designing the so-called “standard machines” for CNG applications. Those features, combined to the SAFE “customer centric” recognized approach, will continue – on SAFE staff opinion – to secure the success of these noted products, creating for them a new landmark for the hundreds of devoted clients spreaded worldwide.