At Garo, quality and service are not just words on a mission statement. They are the foundations of a lasting partnership with each one of our customers.

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Garo relies on the traditional skills of highly-trained engineering craft workers, backed by state-of-the-art machining and manufacturing to deliver this highest quality compressors and systems.

Every GARO compressor must pass a series of product quality test, ranging from hydraulic performance to vibration and noise testing.  Customers receive copies of all test results, the final assurance of Garo's commitment to supply their partners with the best. We hold ourselves to the highest quality standards, maintaining ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality

Compressor Test Lab at Garo Headquarters

Test Lab Capabilities at the Garo Headquarters in Monza, Italy

The GARO test lab at our company headquarters in Monza, Italy includes:

  • Four test beds, up to 1.3 MW (1750 HP) and frequencies from 45 to 62 Hz.
  • A 900 kW variable frequency driver (VFD) is also installed for special purposes.
  • Testing is according to ISO 1217, HEI, API 681, and Pneurop.
  • ASME PTC 10 is the common Standard for centrifugal compressors.
  • The flow nozzles are to ISA 1932.
  • Vibration, with the relevant spectrum, are picked up and recorded according to API 681.
  • The operation data are taken in real time and monitored through a LabVIEW program.
  • All instruments are calibrated per ISO 9001 Quality System.

Additional testing and analysis are available, including simulation of specific site conditions. Contact Garo to discuss recommending testing for your specific application or site location.