MHI Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I), designer and manufacturer of compressors, steam turbines and associated auxiliary systems, has launched a new performance test stand for API617 centrifugal compressor testing in Houston, Texas.
MCO-I will be the only centrifugal compressor OEM in the Gulf Coast region with these performance testing capabilities. The new test stand conducts PTC 10 Type 2 performance testing and mechanical running tests on small to mid-size compressors, for the oil and gas, fertilizer, methanol and other industries. MCO-I will be able to manufacture, assemble and test exclusively within the US.
Clayton Jurica, sales manager, MCO-I, said: “More than 90% of our customers are located within a 300 mile radius of the facility, which provides them significant advantages when it comes to new equipment manufacturing and execution and servicing machinery throughout its lifecycle.”
The first test stand demonstration test was successfully completed in June 2020 and includes a closed loop system, double ended motor drive, multiple gearboxes and associated auxiliaries that are capable of testing small-to-medium sized horizontally split and barrel compressors.