What role do reciprocating compressors play?

by | May 30, 2018 | Science and Technology

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The machines having positive displacement technology in which a piston has a reciprocating motion inside a cylinder are termed as reciprocating compressors. This piston acts as the compressing and displacing element.

The two types of these compressors are horizontal and vertical.

The horizontal compressor uses a segmented purge packing design to seal the piston rod. A vertical reciprocating compressor is the perfect solution for transferring liquids to and from tanks of unloading connections type as well as vapor recovery.

These two types of compressors offered by Corken are the best choice in industries where hazardous, toxic and volatile gases are used such as sulfur dioxide, vinyl chloride, methyl chloride, butadiene, helium, hydrogen and many more.

Vertical Compressor

Horizontal Compressor

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has produced two industry standards, API Standard 11P and API Standard 618, which are frequently employed to govern the design and manufacture of reciprocating compressors.

Corken offers customized package of compressors even offering an ASME B31.3 – 2012 piping option for all of our compressor packages and skids.

Some of the application wherein Corken compressors work effectively are :

  • Toxic & Volatile Liquids Handling
  • Process Gas
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Marine industries
  • Anhydrous Ammonia applications
  • Flammable applications
  • LPG
  • Transport & many more

Other applications include:

  • Terminal and bulk plants
  • Dispensing
  • Liquid Transfer
  • Pressure boosting
  • Mobile & evacuation applications etc

To have an in-depth view of our vertical and horizontal compressors, visit http://www.idexindia.in/corken-compressors/

We would be happy to assist you in shortlisting the best type of compressor for your application.

Alternatively give us a call on 1800 267 9955 (toll free) or drop us a mail: info.fmt@idexcorp.com