This paper will review the conversion of a Solar T3002R recuperated Centaur tandem compressor set, with over 100.000 fired operating hours, into a T4502S simple cycle Centaur SoLoNOx™ unit. The object was to carry out a planned overhaul on the existing engine in order to improve reliability and availability of gas compression at the Auersthal station and at the same time, to incorporate the latest Solar low Nox technology, with a view to meeting or exceeding any future environmental emissions requirements.

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