Value Proposition

The Paradigm Shift in Compression

Hicor’s compression technology dramatically improves on conventional compressors by achieving near-isothermal compression and decreasing the energy required to compress natural gas. The design also enables wet gas compression, an ability that is virtually unheard of in wellhead compression. By combining a novel hybrid rotor geometry with innovative cooling techniques, our compressor is a huge leap forward in compression technology. The benefits extend beyond the compressor itself and also enable marked improvements in the overall compression package.

An Improved Design
  • Low vibration and noise: Our compressors generate very little vibration or noise due to the balanced and concentric motion of the design.
  • Fewer moving parts: Our rotary design eliminates many of the extra moving parts required in reciprocating machines, such as tie rods and cross heads, resulting in fewer failure modes and improved reliability.
  • Variable pressure ratio: Our compressors allow for variable outlet pressures, eliminating the built-in pressure ratio that often leads to over- or under-compression common in other rotary compressors.
  • High suction efficiency: The lack of inlet valves eliminates losses from these valves, leading to high suction efficiency.
Near-Isothermal Compression Benefits
  • Reduced complexity and cost of equipment: The near-isothermal compression allows for compression ratios of 30 to 1 or higher, allowing for most applications to be handled with a single stage of compression. This simpler system eliminates costly inter-stage components.
  • Improved efficiency: The near-isothermal operation improves efficiency by 30 percent or more over conventional adiabatic compressors, resulting in lower operating costs for producers.
Multi-Phase Compression Benefits
  • Reduced wellhead complexity: Multi-phase compression eliminates the need for costly separation at the wellhead so that separate equipment for handling liquids and gases is not needed.
  • Lower infrastructure costs: A single, multi-phase production pipeline coming from the well allows for faster installation times and simpler equipment at the wellhead.
  • Reduced footprint: Our compressors allow for centralized separation of liquids, reducing fugitive emissions and eliminating the need for trucks to remove these liquids.
  • Elimination of wellhead flaring: Multi-phase compression prevents situations in which gas is flared at the wellhead, allowing for the more lucrative liquids to be recovered. Liquids and gases are removed in a single pipeline to a central facility for processing.
Value Proposition
By combining a novel hybrid rotor geometry with innovative cooling techniques, our compressor is a huge leap forward in compression technology.
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