Atlas Copco Rental’s first 150 bar Booster delivered to LNG train modules in Indonesia

Atlas Copco Rental supplies a 100% oil-free air compressor installation featuring two PNS 1250 compressors and the first B 18 booster in Asia; to provide essential high pressure testing on piping modules for LNG trains on the Gorgon Project in Australia.

April 04, 2012

Atlas Copco Rental’s first 150 bar booster in Asia has been delivered to the PT McDermott fabrication yard in Batam, Indonesia for pressure testing piping modules bound for Chevron Australia’s Gorgon Project in Western Australia.


The complete Atlas Copco installation features two class zero (acc ISO 8573-1) certified 100% oil-free PNS1250 air compressors, dryers and manifolds plus the 150 bar B18-62/2250 2-stage reciprocating-type booster. Housed within fully weatherproof canopies the two PNS1250 compressors each provide a free air delivery of 1250 cfm, 35.4 m3/min at 24 bar. This 100% oil-free air is fed through a manifold and SD150 dryer into the booster.

Only recently introduced, the Atlas Copco B18-62/2250 booster is a 2-stage, reciprocating-type compressor and provides a suction pressure of 350 psi, 24 bar and a maximum discharge pressure of 2250 psi, 155 bar to ensure a maximum air flow of 2185 cfm, 62 m3/min. The 2-stage booster is rig-safe and can be used on pipeline and dewatering projects globally.

Installed as a permanent installation for the 12 month plus rental contract by PT McDermott, the Atlas Copco system is used for 2000 psi, 150 bar pressure testing LNG modules.


The testing is carried out using skid-mounted ‘long toms’ which are initially pressurized to the required test pressure and then transported to the module site and connected to the modules testing point.


The LNG train modules, once tested, are shipped to Chevron Australia’s Gorgon Project in Barrow Island, Western Australia; a 3-train LNG production facility.


Atlas Copco Rental supplies compressed air solutions on short term or long term, for many industrial sectors in addition to oil and gas industry petrochemicals, gas separation plant and pipelines.


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Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees.


Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It serves customers in the industry segments around the world with temporary air, nitrogen, steam and power rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Houston, USA.