Next generation compressor valves and their impact on current and future compressor design - 3PM London

Sponsored by: Hoerbiger

Focused on:

  • Compressor
  • Design
  • Valves

Date: 25 June


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

How you can benefit from new valve technology for reciprocating compressors

This webinar will be presented live twice at:
- 9AM London/10AM Paris
- 3PM London/10AM New York.
Please register for the most suitable time.

For many plants in the chemical and petrochemical industry, reciprocating compressors are key elements in the process. If they shut down because of a mechanical failure, the production and profitability of the entire plant is at risk. Due to their energy consumption and operating principle, they hold great potential for operational improvement in terms of energy efficiency and reliability, especially because valve failures are still the number one cause of unscheduled compressor shutdowns.

Just like the heart in the human body, valves determine the overall performance of reciprocating compressors more than any other component. The lifetime of compressor units is usually measured in decades, hence any improvement of key components, particularly the valves, lead to a big pay back. Although advances in valve technology, such as more reliable valve plates or energy efficient ring valves, had a positive impact on compressor performance, another leap in technology is now possible: the profiled plate valve.

In this webinar the background of this new technology will be explained, and recent field data of different applications will be used to demonstrate the added value in terms of reliability and energy efficiency. Also, it will be shown how new technology allows for more advanced designs of compressors, with higher power density, fewer valve pockets and unloaders, thus resulting in a reduced footprint.

Overall, this webinar will give you an impression how you can improve your operation's reliability, efficiency and environmental soundness, illustrated by typical applications in the Oil & Gas industry.

Register now, join our experts in the discussion and make use of 120 years of HOERBIGER knowledge in reciprocating compressors.

Presented by

Andreas Horinek,

Global Product Manager Compressor Valves

Andreas Horinek graduated secondary industrial college for mechanical engineering. During his time at HOERBIGER, he acquired almost 30 years’ worth of experience in compressor valves and their applications in the field. He started in valve design and engineering and was appointed Global Product Manager for compressor valves in 2009.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Pros and Cons of different valve types
  • Impact new technology has on compressor design
  • How specific applications benefit from modern valve technology
  • How a plant’s reliability and efficiency can be improved


  • Reliability Engineer
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Head of Maintenance
  • Head of Engineering
  • Head of Research and Development
  • Compressor Engineer
  • Rotating Equipment Engineer
  • Head of Rotating Equipment
  • Head of Operations
  • Energy Saving and Loss Prevention
  • Energy Department
  • Reliability Department