Industrial Horizontal Compressors

When the pressures and capacities of an application are beyond the capabilities of a vertical compressor, Corken’s horizontal compressor is the next option. These versatile compressors are available in single and triple packed designs. Other options include single- or two-stage compression, lubricated or non lubricated compression, and single or double-acting compression.

Single packed horizontal compressors are commonly utilized in propane, butane, and similar applications where oil-free gas and leakage containment are not critical. When an application is located in a confined space with poor ventilation, or and oil-free compression is necessary, a triple packed (T-Style) compressor is recommended. 

Corken offers standard compressor mountings designed for liquefied gas transfer, vapor recovery, and gas booster applications. If one of these do not meet the requirements of the application, a custom engineered, package can be supplied.

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Single Packed Reciprocating Compressors (Non Oil-Free)

Single packed compressors have one set of packing per piston rod and are typically used in non-toxic applications where oil-free gas and leakage containment are not critical.

  • Utilizes one set of segmented packing per piston rod
  • Typically used in non-toxic, non-corrosive applications where oil-free gas and leakage
  • containment are not critical
  • Multiple mounting options
  • No distance piece
  • Does not offer oil-free compression
Specifications
  • Cylinder sizes are 2.75″, 3.25″, 4″, 5″, 6″ and 8″Single- and two-stage designs
  • Optional purge packing consisting of packing cups, spacers, O-rings, segmented packing, backup ring, and springs
  • One set of packing per piston rod
  • Available in several single-stage models with variety of compacities
  • Available with variable clearance heads to balance loads on two stage compressors
  • Available with weld flange connections (2.75″ cylinder is available with 1500 RF flanges only)Single and double-acting design
  • Does not offer oil-free compression
Piston Displacement: up to 414 cfm (704 m3/hr)
Working pressure: up to 1,650 psi (113.8 bar g)
Brake Horsepower: up to 75 hp (55.9 kW)
Maximum Outlet Temperature: 350°F (177°C)
Materials
  • Head and cylinder: Ductile iron
  • Crankcase: Ductile iron
  • Flywheel and bearing carrier: Gray iron
  • Valve seat and bumper: stainless steel
  • Valve plates: PEEK or stainless steel
  • Valve springs: Stainless steel
  • Pistons: Aluminum, ductile iron and steel
  • Piston rings: PTFE or Alloy 50Rider rings: PTFE (glass and moly filled)Piston rod: Steel Nitrotec® (Registered trademark of the TTI Group Ltd.)Segmented packing rings: PTFE (carbon filled)
  • Segmented oil wiper packing rings: Brass
  • Packing cartridge: Ductile iron
  • Crankshaft: Ductile iron
  • Connecting rod: Ductile iron
  • Connecting rod bearing: Bimetal Babbitt
  • Wrist pin: Steel
  • Wrist pin bushing: Bronze
  • Main bearing: Tapered roller
  • O-rings: Buna-N, PTFE, Viton®, Neoprene® (Registered trademarks of the DuPont)
Features
  • All cylinders and heads are made of ductile iron for maximum thermal shock endurance
  • Single packed design offers a basic (minimum) level of containment
  • Typically used in non-corrosive and non-toxic applications where oil-free gas and maximum leakage containment are not required
  • Valve design offers quiet operation, high efficiency and greater durability
  • The step-cut design of the self-lubricating piston rings provides higher efficiencies during the life of the piston ring
  • Positively locked pistons allows end clearance to be precisely set to provide maximum efficiency and long life
  • Cast iron crossheads provide superior resistance to corrosion and galling
  • Pressure-lubricated crankcase with oil filter keeps the internals well lubricated at all times and minimizes premature wear
  • Crankcase oil heater is available for cold climates
Gases
  • Agricultural ammonia
  • Butane
  • Natural gas
  • Propane
  • And many more
Applications
  • Vapor recovery
  • Liquefied gas transfer
  • Pressure boosting
  • Tank evacuation
  • Gas blanketing
  • Instrumentation
  • Rail car loading and unloading
  • Barge loading and unloading
  • PSA gas generation
  • And many more
Markets
  • Chemical and petrochemical process
  • Oil and natural gas production
  • Alternative fuels
  • Liquefied gases
  • Electric power
  • Liquid terminals
  • Marine

Triple Packed Reciprocating Compressors (Oil-Free)

T-Style horizontal compressors have three sets of segmented packing per piston rod and offer oil-free compression and maximum leakage control. Ideal for confined spaces with poor ventilation or when oil-free compression is mandatory.

  • Utilizes three sets of segmented packing per piston rod and two distance pieces
  • The design of the distance pieces along with the oil wiper rings and deflector rings
  • prevent oil carryover
  • Oil-free gas compression
  • Typically used in toxic and corrosive applications where oil-free gas and maximum leakage
  • containment are critical
  • Multiple mounting options
Specifications
  • Cylinder sizes are 2.75″, 3.25″, 4″, 5″, 6″ and 8″Single- and two-stage designs
  • Optional purge packing consisting of packing cups, spacers, O-rings, segmented packing, backup ring, and springs
  • One set of packing per piston rod
  • Available in several single-stage models with variety of compacities
  • Available with variable clearance heads to balance loads on two stage compressors
  • Available with weld flange connections (2.75″ cylinder is available with 1500 RF flanges only)Single and double-acting design
  • Does not offer oil-free compression
Piston Displacement: up to 414 cfm (704 m3/hr)
Working pressure: up to 1,650 psi (113.8 bar g)
Brake Horsepower: up to 75 hp (55.9 kW)
Maximum Outlet Temperature: 350°F (177°C)
Materials
  • Head and cylinder: Ductile iron
  • Crankcase: Ductile iron
  • Flywheel and bearing carrier: Gray iron
  • Valve seat and bumper: stainless steel
  • Valve plates: PEEK or stainless steel
  • Valve springs: Stainless steel
  • Pistons: Aluminum, ductile iron and steel
  • Piston rings: PTFE or Alloy 50Rider rings: PTFE (glass and moly filled)Piston rod: Steel Nitrotec® (Registered trademark of the TTI Group Ltd.)
  • Segmented packing rings: PTFE (carbon filled)Segmented oil wiper packing rings: Brass
  • Packing cartridge: Ductile iron
  • Crankshaft: Ductile iron
  • Connecting rod: Ductile iron
  • Connecting rod bearing: Bimetal Babbitt
  • Wrist pin: Steel
  • Wrist pin bushing: Bronze
  • Main bearing: Tapered roller
  • O-rings: Buna-N, PTFE, Viton®, Neoprene® (Registered trademarks of the DuPont)
Features
  • All cylinders and heads are made of ductile iron for maximum thermal shock endurance
  • Single packed design offers a basic (minimum) level of containment
  • Typically used in non-corrosive and non-toxic applications where oil-free gas and maximum leakage containment are not required
  • Valve design offers quiet operation, high efficiency and greater durability
  • The step-cut design of the self-lubricating piston rings provides higher efficiencies during the life of the piston ring
  • Positively locked pistons allows end clearance to be precisely set to provide maximum efficiency and long life
  • Cast iron crossheads provide superior resistance to corrosion and galling
  • Pressure-lubricated crankcase with oil filter keeps the internals well lubricated at all times and minimizes premature wear
  • Crankcase oil heater is available for cold climates
Gases
  • Agricultural ammonia
  • Butane
  • Natural gas
  • Propane
  • And many more
Applications
  • Vapor recovery
  • Liquefied gas transfer
  • Pressure boosting
  • Tank evacuation
  • Gas blanketing
  • Instrumentation
  • Rail car loading and unloading
  • Barge loading and unloading
  • PSA gas generation
  • And many more
Markets
  • Chemical and petrochemical process
  • Oil and natural gas production
  • Alternative fuels
  • Liquefied gases
  • Electric power
  • Liquid terminals
  • Marine