Reducing environmental impact with Tanabe Compressors
November 1, 2018 | Singapore | OSEA2018 Industry Insights
Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, Tanabe Compressors will be showcasing its innovative and environmentally-friendly solutions at OSEA2018. OSEA speaks to Mr Philip Stevenson, Managing Director, Tanabe Compressors Singapore, to find out more.
Q: Tanabe Compressors has been around for almost a century, and the family-owned company (three generations to date) is known for its reliable compressors and advanced technical features. How has the company evolved over the years?
A: 21st century technology now dominates – computerised machining centres are used in our new enlarged factory, along with the latest IT-driven design programs.
Q: What are some of the company’s noteworthy milestones or achievements?
A: As a world leader, Tanabe compressors are used on merchant marine vessels worldwide.
Q: Tanabe’s recent product developments, such as the Surface Supplied Breathing Air System and LNG Gas Compressor, have focused on reducing environmental impact. Is this focus due to shifts in industry trends?
A: These shifts are relatively recent. The Surface Supplied Breathing Air System addresses health concerns for company employees. As for the LNG Gas Compressor, it was developed in response to the Paris Agreement in 2015, which works towards reducing atmospheric emissions. Marine oil-fuelled engines are a significant contributor.
Q: What are your thoughts on the outlook for the oil & gas industry in the coming year?
A: We are optimistic about witnessing a recovering market in 2019.
Q: Any regional plans in the pipeline to share for Tanabe Compressors?
A: After major investments in manufacturing capabilities in Japan, Tanabe will continue to expand its cooperation agreements with partners overseas. This will help provide an extended product range and improved after-sales service.
Q: What will Tanabe Compressors be showcasing at OSEA2018?
A: In recent years, we have launched the Breathing Air Compressor Package, Tanabe SAR-Series, and LNG Compressors (including LNGOS-97A) – each of which will be showcased during the show.
Q: Any highlights visitors can look out for at your booth?
A: A sample SAR 22 package will be displayed along with a 3D model of the LNGOS-97A compressor for visitors to view at OSEA2018. Our Engineers will also be on site to answer any questions that customers may have.
Check out Tanabe Compressors at OSEA2018 from 27-29 November 2018, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore!