Reciprocating Compressors (Industrial)

  

When the pressures or capacities of your application are beyond the capabilities of our vertical compressors, Corken's horizontal compressors are your next option. Unlike Corken's vertical reciprocating compressors, the horizontal compressor uses a segmented purge packing design to seal the piston rod.

Depending on the needs of your application, Corken offers single- or two-stage design in a lubricated, non-lubricated, single or double-acting configuration. Each style has different options for the piston rod packing and distance piece. The style of the compressor required depends on the demands of your application. If oil-free gas and leakage containment are not critical, then a plain style is right for you. Most propane, butane and ammonia applications require a plain style compressor. In contrast if oil-free gas and leakage containment are a high priority, then a T-Style oil-free compressor is the best choice.

Our compressors are available with a standard mounting or we can custom engineer a compressor package for you. We now offer an ASME B31.3 - 2012 piping option for all of our compressor packages and skids.

Each product group below is designed for a specific level of leakage containment. To find a compression solution for your application, select from one of the product groups listed below.

Plain Style Reciprocating Compressors

 
  • Plain style horizontal compressors utilize one set of segmented packing per piston rod and do not have a distance piece.
  • Plain style configurations are not oil free
  • Typically used in non-toxic, non-corrosive applications where oil-free gas is not required and leakage containment is not critical. LPG, natural gas, and air boosting applications are a few examples.
  • If oil-free gas compression is required, a T-Style horizontal compressor is recommended.


Operating Specifications

  • Maximum piston displacement: 414 cfm (704 m3/hr)
  • Maximum working pressure: 1,650 psi (113.8 bar g)
  • Maximum brake horsepower: 75 hp (55.9 kW)
  • Maximum outlet temperature: 350 °F (177 °C)

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T-Style Oil-Free Reciprocating Compressors

 
  • T-style horizontal compressors utilize three sets of segmented packing per packing rod and two (double) distance pieces.
  • The inner oil wiper rings and oil deflector ring prevent oil carryover.
  • All T-style horizontal compressors deliver oil-free gas compression.
  • Typically used in toxic and corrosive applications where oil-free gas is required and maximum leakage containment is critical.

Operating Specifications

  • Maximum piston displacement: 414 cfm (704 m3/hr)
  • Maximum working pressure: 1,650 psi (113.8 bar g)
  • Maximum brake horsepower: 75 hp (55.9 kW)
  • Maximum outlet temperature: 350 °F (177 °C)

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