Reciprocating Compressors (Horizontal)

When the pressures or capacities of your application are beyond the capabilities of our vertical compressors, our Corken horizontal compressors are your next option. Unlike vertical reciprocating compressors, the horizontal compressor uses a segmented purge packing design to seal the piston rod. We offer 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. 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 pipingoption for all of our compressor packages and skids.

Plain Style Reciprocating Compressors

Corken's 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. If oil-free gas compression is required, a T-Style horizontal compressor is recommended.
 
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)

T-Style Oil-Free Reciprocating Compressors

Corken's 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 and maximum leakage containment are critical.
 
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)