Methane Gas Extraction from Mines

Mining Gas Compressors

Wittig offers complete container solutions for extraction of methane gas out of disused underground coal mines and feed to the local gas grids. The pioneering spirit of Karl Wittig was responsible for the invention of the rotary vane compressor in 1908. The idea to compress gas and air with a simple rotating action was developed over the following decades and improved to near perfection.

This important application allows flammable Methane gas which left unchecked can pose a serious fire risk, to get successfully extracted, compressed & delivered safely to the main gas grid.

Methane gas extraction from disused mines

Improve your total cost of ownership!

Wittig is a trusted name in Biogas compressor technology. We have developed our industrial gas compressors, renowned for their reliability and maintainability, into a market leading range of compressors, specifically for the Biogas market.

Wittig ROG series offers powerful gas compressors offering the utmost reliability. They are designed for an extremely long lifetime, safe operation and minimum maintenance expense. They are the perfect solution for every Biogas upgrading process or for feeding gas into the grid.

Our focus and dedication on reliability and ease of maintenance, means that we have shifted from a reactive to a predictive culture where problems can be solved before they happen, by using our new groundbreaking iConn platform to monitor the systems in real time. Please contact us to learn more about this.



Wittig Biogas compressor
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Features & Benefits

  • High volumetric efficiency allows low speed of only 1480 rpm
  • 2 bearings – no axial forces
  • Very low heat loss
  • Low energy consumption
  • Perfect lubrication with oil film between vanes and housing (no wear)
  • Pulsation free compression
  • Simple and easy to maintain
  • High durability
  • Up to 100,000 operating hours without overhaul