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Who we are

Compression Service Technology – CST  is an independent high-tech Design and Maintenance Engineering company that prides itself on 50+ years’ experience in the field of rotating machinery for gas compression, including drivers.

CST’s portfolio ranges from engineering support for project developers to  troubleshooting in the field for  root cause analysis and problem solving, from design of  bare machines to complete packages with  relevant manufacturing, construction and testing, from the most sophisticated static and dynamic simulation studies (pressure pulsations, torsional vibrations, structural calculations, etc.), to remote monitoring by means of the tele-diagnostics, from  uprating of existing machinery to conceptual design of completely innovative equipment, and many other services and products related to compression.

The main reason of CST’s success is its capability to work on across the life cycle of machinery, which allows a continuous transfer of experience from the field to the design of new equipment, and the other way round: solve problems in the field thanks its design competence.

Our history

CST was founded in Florence, Italy, in 2002, as a service engineering provider of technical assistance for the Italian market of reciprocating compressors in chemical, petrochemical and refining industry.

In 2004, one of our first endeavors was to set up a remote monitoring and diagnostic service for reciprocating compressors. Then, in 2005, we started to design machine components, mainly for reciprocating compressors. A few years later, in 2008, the company designed its first compression package for underground storage of natural gas.

In 2009, CST started to develop its proprietary software for performance simulation, followed by software for pressure pulsation, vibration, and rotor-dynamic analysis (including torsional, lateral, modal and stability analysis). In 2010, CST started utilizing the Virtual Prototyping technique to design completely new machines.

Another key milestone was set in 2011, when CST extended its Consultative Services and Troubleshooting capability to Turbomachinery; including centrifugal compressors, steam and gas turbines, and centrifugal pumps thus the decision to enter in the design of complete centrifugal compressors.

Recently, CST extended its activity from design to manufacturing compressors and compression packages; including engineering defined by piping acoustical and structural studies, instrumentations, and controls, always managing the project directly.

Thanks also to its highly qualified and integrated partners, technical universities, high-performance computing centers and international regulatory bodies, CST offers a comprehensive support to customers from conceptual design to project delivery including troubleshooting, remote monitoring, diagnostic, revamping, conversions, upgrades, asset lifecycle management, site service, and field supervision.

In 20 years, CST has grown from a local maintenance engineering provider, into an international player for critical machine applications in the energy and other industrial sectors. Nowadays, the international market represents more than 50% of the revenue of the company. This proves an increasing appreciation of CST services and products by many international customers who value CST’s competence and the quick mobilization capability for projects all around the world. This expansion required more office space, therefore the headquarter was relocated to Via Panciatichi in Firenze.

In 2021, CST associated with Blackstone Industrial. CST’s deep design know-how and capabilities combined with Blackstone Industrial’s experience on multi-brand rotating equipment maintenance in the field and in shop, provides an unparalleled value to end users to maintain and manage their assets across plant lifecycles.

Our values

CST believes in the following statements:

  • The most important treasure we have are our customers and our employees
  • Research and Innovation are the basis for our business life
  • We make no compromises on integrity and safety
  • We have a proactive behaviour towards our customers
  • Teamwork is the best approach for project success, holonic networks with strategic partners is the way to achieve it

Our Vision

We aim to be:

  • A global leader recognized for its unique competence
  • A reliable partner for projects and services in energy and industrial sectors
  • A company that grows sound, continuing to supply value-added solutions to its customers

Our Staff

CST has a multidisciplinary staff of over 30 professional engineers  with 20+ years average experience on Rotating Machinery utilized in the Energy and Industrial sectors.
The technical team is composed of:

  • Professional engineers with Design and Field Experience
  • Good mix of experienced and junior engineers
  • Mostly graduated engineers
  • Continuous "on the job training"

Our staff is supported for specific innovative projects by the collaboration with Centers of Excellence, including Universities and High Performance Computing centers (HPC).

Alessio Butini
Business
Development
Andrea
Betti
Reciprocating
Compressor
Department
Andrea
Betti
Turbomachinery
Department
Andrea
Fusi
Turbomachinery
Department
Agnese Giannoni
Project
Manager
Andrea Moncini
Reciprocating
Compressor
Department
Alessandro Traversari
Chairman
of the
Board
Cosimo Carcasci
Consultative
Service
Filippo Cinelli
Sales &
Marketing
Director
Daniela Lepri
General
Accounting
Emanuele Burberi
Turbomachinery
Department
Enrico Scarpellini
Business Development
Francesca Mattesini
Procurement & Logistics
Massimo Colzi
Service & Site Advisory
Filippo Sozzi
Package & System
Fabrizio Tasselli
Machinery Analysis
Daniele Masini
Package & System
Valentina Vichi
Giovanni Bucaneve
Chief Executive Officer
Lorenzo Tognelli
Turbomachinery
Department
Gabriele Niccolai
Package & System
Giulia Tosi
Admin., Finance & Control
Imma Petrella
Package & System
Mirko Fanteria
Reciprocating Compressor Department
Jordan Escalante
Package & System
Leonardo Cappelli
Machinery Analysis
Lucia Mattesini
Marketing
Luca
Solfanelli
I.C.T.
Department
Marco Sacco
Systems and Machinery Analysis
Riccardo Traversari
Reciprocating Compressor Department

CST & Blackstone Industrial:
unique integrated machinery services

CST-Blackstone Industrial provide a ‘one stop shop’ service support on rotating equipment for plant turnarounds thanks to a comprehensive capability in machinery outage, and engineering analysis to trace and solve most significant operational problems. Blackstone Industrial has an extensive footprint in North America and partnerships in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East to support end users locally

This new association is capable to quickly mobilize technical experts to provide plant walkdown, equipment health assessment, troubleshooting, failure analysis and improvement plans, outages services on multi-brand rotating equipment. Customers receive the best seamless support across their equipment’s lifecycle.

The Industries where we play

CST has the experience, the processes and the tools to offer the right solutions for many industry sectors.

CLEAN FUELS

  • Hydrogen
  • CNG
  • Micro & Nano LNG
  • Boil-off Gas

UP & MID-STREAM

  • Gas Treatment
  • Gas Gathering
  • Gas Lift and Reinjection
  • Gas Storage
  • Refrigeration
  • Pipeline

REFINERY

  • Hydrocracking
  • Hydrodesulfurization
  • Catalytic reforming
  • Cocking
  • Lube Oil

ETHYLENE & DERIVATIVES

  • Ethylene
  • High-Pressure Low-Density Polyethylene
  • Linear Low-Density Polyethylene
  • High-Density Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • LAB

SYNGAS & FERTILIZERS

  • Ammonia
  • Urea
  • Methanol
  • Nitric acid
  • Oxo Alcohol

EMISSION CONTROL

  • CO2 Capturing
  • Flare Gas Recovery
  • Compressor Seal Leakage Recovery

GAS INDUSTRY

  • Oxygen
  • Nitrogen
  • Hydrogen for Electronics & Photovoltaics
  • Technical Gas Bottling

SPECIAL PURPOSE APPLICATIONS

  • Marine Applications
  • PET for Beverage Industry
  • Air Separation Units
  • Heat Pumps

Our Customers

We serve a wide range of customers including:

  • End Users
  • Service Companies
  • Machinery and equipment OEMs
  • Equipment Packagers
  • EPC Contractors

Moreover, CST has the know-how and innovation capabilities necessary to help its customers to transition from carbon to clean fuels, including hydrogen handling and compression.

CST in the World

We are proud to serve more and more customers around the world. To be closer to their sites we have established a growing network of local service support centres c/o our industrial partners

CST HQ

CST Partner

CST Clients Nation

CST Head Quarter

+39 055 431062
Via Panciatichi 40, 50144, Italy - Florence 

CST Milan

+39 340 527 4157

Blackstone Industrial Services
Main Branch

2240 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, AB, Canada T8H 2L2
(780) 570-0901

Blackstone Repair Services
Service Centre

2240 Premier Way, Sherwood Park, AB, Canada T8H 2L2
(780) 417-5665

Machining Centre

8616 18 St, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6P 1K5
(780) 417-5665

Blackstone Pipeline & environmental

1101-16th Avenue, Building B, Nisku, AB, Canada T9E 0A8 (780)955-2679



Our Partners

Contact us

We are willing to help you knowing better our company and portfolio we can supply. Any of your questions about our product and services are welcome,

Here-below CST contact persons for:

  • Product and Services sales, e-mail to
    Filippo Cinelli at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Reciprocating Compressors Design and Products, e-mail to
    Riccardo Traversari at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Centrifugal Compressors Design and Products, e-mail to
    Andrea Fusi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Compression Packages and Machinery Analysis, e-mail to
    Marco Sacco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Service, Diagnostics & Training, e-mail to
    Cosimo Carcasci at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Knowledge Center and other general information on CST, e-mail to
    Lucia Mattesini at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • CST in the world

Careers

We are always looking for experienced engineers and young engineering graduates to join our Team. If you share our values, our vision, and you are passionate about technical excellence, innovation and building customer relationships, please get in touch and send us your CV.
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