Oil Refining

Centrifugal Compressors for Oil Refineries

Industry Requirements

Oil refining is a 24/7 operation, with equipment held to the highest reliability standards.

Minutes of unexpected downtime have an enormous financial impact at oil refineries. Aside from maintaining steady operations, refineries are challenged with complying with environmental regulations, while maintaining a viable project budget. Due to the explosive atmosphere, plant operators must also take extreme precautions with their equipment to ensure a safe environment for employees.  

Industry Solution

FS-Elliott’s flexible approach to design delivers custom-built air compressors based on exact specifications.

Focusing strictly on air compressors enables us to work with customers to engineer systems based on complex specifications, including API 614 and 672 while staying within an acceptable cost profile. FS-Elliott understands the importance of safe and reliable equipment at oil refineries and ensures any design modifications are executed with maximum uptime in mind.

Explore compressed air solutions for oil refineries.

Oil Refinery Applications

  • Instrument Air
    Instrument Air

    Relies on compressed air for powering sensitive instrumentation critical to the petrochemical industry.

  • Plant Utility Air
    Plant Utility Air

    Compressed air is used for pressurizing electrical panels to prevent the entrance of explosive gasses and for powering pneumatic tools, pumps, and fans.

  • Process Air
    Process Air

    Uses compressed air for cleaning, product moving, and ventilation.

  • Oil & Gas Drilling
    Oil & Gas Drilling

    Compressed air is used to cool drill bits and lift cuttings from the wellbore.

Products for Oil Refineries


  • PAP Plus S1

    20 – 60 m3/min
    900 – 2,200 ICFM

  • PAP Plus A1

    40 – 100 m3/min
    1,500 – 3,400 ICFM

  • PAP Plus BH

    90 – 160 m3/min
    3,500 – 5,700 ICFM

  • PAP Plus CH

    160 – 310 m3/min
    5,500 – 11,000 ICFM

  • PAP Plus D

    280 – 510 m3/min
    10,000 – 18,000 ICFM

  • PAP Plus EH

    440 – 700 m3/min
    15,000 – 24,500 ICFM

  • R300

    Control System

  • R400

    Control System

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In my 30 years of industrial engineering, that is the finest piece of equipment that I have ever seen.

- Corporate Facilities Engineer