Reciprocating compressors can be configured to accommodate a wide range of operating pressures, gas compositions, and flow rates. Effective inter-stage cooling and proper cylinder selection can make a multi-stage reciprocating compressor incredibly efficient in high ratio applications.
Understanding the Fundamentals
Reciprocating compressors experience unbalanced forces as a function of the offset sizes, weights, and timing of the various cylinders and pistons. Although reciprocating units are able to reach discharge pressures significantly higher than those of a standard rotary screw or vane, the counterforces inherent in this design are conducive to vibration and noise. Managing these prospective issues is a complex task, but can be achieved through sound engineering practices, understanding, and versatility in designing. Contact NEXT for more information on how we actively seek out new and exciting ways to package reciprocating compressor packages.
Engineering Brilliance and Packaging Reliability
NEXT draws on its employees’ decades of experience to package reciprocating compressors known for their low-maintenance and service-friendly designs. From our top-quality suppliers, to product support and skid design innovations, we are continually innovating processes to improve on an already impressive standard of packaging. Contact NEXT to start a collaborative conversation on designing a reciprocating compressor package that works for you.
Typical Power Range
7,000+ HP (5,200 kW)
Reciprocating: GE, Ariel, others available upon request
Standard discharge pressures up to 1,700 PSIG (11,720 kPag)
Standard suction pressures from vacuum to 125 PSIG (862 kPag)
Natural Gas Engine: Waukesha, Caterpillar, other available upon request
Higher pressure ranges available
Sweet and Sour
Suitable for liquid rich, high H2S, high CO2, and water saturated gas streams
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