What We Do

At Power Compressor Exchange (PCE) we provide a highly specialised compressor remanufacturing service for the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. Based in Johannesburg, Gauteng, we also supply replacement parts for all well-known compressor brands, as well as chiller refrigerants and consumables.





Our Services – What We Do

Making use of our team’s extensive experience and sound expertise, we provide a highly specialised compressor remanufacturing service for the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry. We also supply replacement parts for well-known compressor brands, as well as chiller refrigerants and consumables.


We Re-manufacture Well-Known Compressor Brands

No matter what the kind of compressor you have, the chances are that we have a remanufactured replacement ready and waiting for you as soon as you need it.

Every remanufactured compressor we sell has gone through a demanding engineering process, guaranteeing you’ll get a quality compressor at a competitive price.

We re-engineer all major brands, makes and models of industrial compressor, including:


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Remanufactured units are held in stock for sale on either an outright or exchange basis.

The Challenge of Hermetic Compressors

It is relatively easy to open a semi-hermetic compressor unit and service it, swap out parts or rebuild it when necessary.

However, hermetically sealed compressors are often described as “non-rebuildable” or “disposable” because they have a welded steel shell. This is only true when it comes to remanufacturers who lack the technology and systems to open and rebuild them properly. Needless to say, PCE has these skills and we are fully competent to remanufacture hermetic as well as semi-hermetic compressors.


We can remanufacture your own compressor

Should one of your compressors be malfunctioning, consider asking us to remanufacture it. We have experience with a wide variety of hermetic, semi-hermetic, reciprocating and screw compressors.

All of the compressors we remanufacture go through a rigorous process as follows:

  • Examine the compressor carefully and take apart
  • Strip all metal parts, clean them with chemicals and inspect
  • Remove all worn or damaged parts and replace all gaskets and seals
  • Replace reed valves, piston rings, cushions, thrust-washers, valve springs, gaskets, O-rings, main bearings and terminal seals
  • Check dimensions of crankshaft and pistons with a micrometer
  • Remove, clean, test and rewind stators to original manufacturer specification
  • Assemble to original specification and standard
  • Test thoroughly – temperature, pressure, electrics, mechanicals, oil pumps

Throughout the remanufacturing process, from disassembly and cleaning through to machining and re-assembly, we use constant checks ensure the highest possible quality. Our quality-assurance programme is unmatched in the industry.


Guaranteed workmanship

As a PCE customer, you won’t be neglected once you have received your remanufactured compressor. All of our rebuilt compressors carry the same one year warranty as provided by the original manufacturer. We also offer an extended warranty should you require this.


Compressors and industrial refrigeration

A compressor used for refrigeration is essentially a pump for refrigerant gas. The mechanism for compressing refrigerant gas differs between compressors, and each has its own application. Common refrigeration compressors include Reciprocating, Scroll, Screw or Centrifugal. These can be powered by electric motors, steam turbines or gas turbines. Compressors can also be either hermetic (welded closed) or semi-hermetic (bolted together).

Our considerable expertise in compressors also enables us to remanufacture and repair industrial refrigeration systems.


Other Services We Offer You

We offer you the following valuable technical services:

  • Compressor failure analysis and reporting
  • Rewinding stators and electrical motors
  • Problem solving – recurring breakdowns
  • On site rebuilding if called for
  • Oil sampling and analysis
  • Independent inspection and commissioning by specialist engineers
  • Systems and specialised equipment design, eg tunnels, chillers, etc
  • Laser alignment
  • Ultrasonic testing
  • Certification on request

Compressor Replacement Parts

We carry plentiful stocks of high quality replacement parts for all major compressor brands. Our comprehensive range includes:

  • Pistons
  • Piston rings
  • Piston pins
  • Conrods
  • Conrod bushings
  • Loose gaskets
  • Gasket kits
  • Oil pumps
  • Oil strainers
  • Bearing bushes
  • Valve plate assemblies
  • Suction and discharge valve reeds
  • Suction and discharge springs
  • Thrust washers
  • Gas strainers
  • Shaft seals
  • O-rings
  • Unloader valves
  • Crankshafts
  • Electronic motor protection sensors and modules
  • Terminal bolts
  • Boards and parts
  • Check valves
  • Solenoid coils
  • Sight glasses
  • Crankcase heaters
  • Cylinder liners
  • Pressure relief valves
  • Service valves