ARIEL JGK & JGT Gas Compressors

JGK_JGTThese large, medium-speed, reciprocating separable compressors are the industry's choice for gas gathering, trunk-line, storage, fuel gas boost (co-gen), coal seam gas, marine seismic and reinjection. The JGK and JGT share a common frame but the JGT is a higher-speed (1500 RPM vs. 1200 RPM), shorter stroke (4.5" vs. 5.5") compressor than the JGK. Both compressors feature an extremely wide range of cylinders including pipeline cylinders, making them the most effective choice for standard as well as numerous specialized applications. As with all Ariel compressors, the JGK:T are driver rated and pair well with numerous modern engines and electric motor drivers. Regular, minimal maintenance insures a lifetime of continuous, trouble-free operation.

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Features

Serviceability Entire unit is designed for ease of repair. All components are readily accessible.
Standardization Many components are interchangeable throughout the various lines.
Full Pressure Lubrication A frame-driven lube oil pump provides pressurized, cooled oil through a full flow oil filter to all moving parts in the frame. A divider block distribution system supplies metered oil to cylinder bores and rod packings. Stainless steel tubing is used throughout the cylinder lubrication system.
Unloading Devices Manual head-end variable volume clearance pockets, pneumatic fixed volume clearance pockets, and pneumatic suction valve unloaders are available on most cylinders.
Heavy Duty Crankshaft Forged steel, precision machined with integral counterweights.
Rugged Crankcase Heavily ribbed (with spacer bars for stiffening), high-strength cast iron base with lightweight aluminum top cover and removable end covers for ease of access.
Precision Bearing Shells Precision-machined, tri-metal main and connecting rod bearings.
Rugged Crossheads and Guides Cast iron crosshead guides with external ribbing and removable side covers. One-piece, long life crossheads with direct, full pressure lubrication at top and bottom for minimum wear. Hardened and ground steel crosshead pins.
Rigid Connecting Rods Forged steel, four bolt, heavy duty "H" section
Quiet Auxiliary Drive Fully enclosed and continuously lubricated chain drive adjusted by positive positioning eccentric vernier.
Oil and Dust Seal Foolproof, non-contacting crankshaft oil seal, plus reliable non-wearing dust seal.
Proven Cylinder Design Non-cooled compressor cylinders with ample nozzles and large gas passages. Cylinder bodies are ion-nitride hardened and drilled for indicator ports.
High Strength Bolting Grade 8 or 17-4PH bolting on all pressurized components. All bolting designed for accessibility.
Efficient Valving Plate-type valves designed for modern speeds, utilizing non-metallic sealing elements as standard. Selected to adhere to established, low valve velocity standards.
Durable Pistons Wear resistant ductile or gray iron pistons, with wear bands.
Stout Piston Rods Short, stiff, precision-ground alloy steel piston rods with locking crosshead nut. All piston rods are ion-nitrided for surface hardness and longevity. Rolled threads are 1/4" under rod diameter for easy installation through packing.


Frame Specifications

Frame JGK JGT
JGK/2 JGK/4 JGK/6 JGT/2 JGT/4 JGT/6
Number of throws 2 4 6 2 4 6
Rated Power, BHP 1270 2540 3810 1300 2600 3900
Rated Power, kW 947 1894 2841 969 1939 2908
Stroke, inches 5.5 5.5 5.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Stroke, mm 140 140 140 114 114 114
RPM, maximum 1200 1200 1200 1500 1500 1500
Piston speed, FPM 1100 1100 1100 1125 1125 1125
Piston speed, m/s 5.59 5.59 5.59 5.72 5.72 5.72
Total Rod Load, lbs 74000 74000 74000 74000 74000 74000
Total Rod Load, N 329168 329168 329168 329168 329168 329168
Tension, lbs 37000 37000 37000 37000 37000 37000
Tension, N 164584 164584 164584 164584 164584 164584
Compression, lbs 40000 40000 40000 40000 40000 40000
Compression, N 177929 177929 177929 177929 177929 177929
Average Weight with cylinders, lbs 12500 25000 38000 12500 25000 38000
Average Weight with cylinders, kg 5670 11340 17237 5670 11340 17237
Maximum Length, inches 52 97 142 51 97 142
Maximum Length, mm 1321 2464 3607 1295 2464 3607
Nominal Width, inches 169 169 169 169 169 169
Nominal Width, mm 4293 4293 4293 4293 4293 4293
Crankshaft Centerline, from bottom, inches 17 17 17 17 17 17
Crankshaft Centerline, from bottom, mm 431.8 431.8 431.8 431.8 431.8 431.8


Cylinders

The long standing basis of Ariel's successful design philosophy is research showing that modern, moderate and high speed compressor cylinders do not require internal water cooling passages. The absence of water jackets results in larger gas passages, reducing pressure-drop losses and yielding the high efficiency Ariel cylinder for the same sized cylinder casting. The proven design of the Ariel cylinder eliminates the cost of the cylinder cooling system and the major maintenance problems associated with water cooling, such as scaling and corrosion.

Most Ariel cylinders are ion-nitrided, increasing surface hardness and reducing cylinder bore wear to an absolute minimum. Ariel cylinders, combined with the innovative design of every Ariel frame, have earned Ariel the reputation for the lowest operating and maintenance costs of any gas compressor available today.

Specifications

Operation Class BORE inches BORE mm MAWP psi MAWP bar Material
Double-Acting 3-7/8K:T-VS 3.500; 3.875 89; 98 6700 462 Forged Alloy Steel
Double-Acting 3-7/8K:T-TR-VS 3.500; 3.875 89; 98 6700 462 Forged Alloy Steel
Double-Acting 4-3/8K:T-VS 4.250; 4.375 108; 111 6000 414 Forged Alloy Steel
Double-Acting 4-3/8K:T-TR-VS 4.250; 4.375 108; 111 6700 462 Forged Alloy Steel
Double-Acting 5-3/8 K:T-DW 5.000; 5.375 127; 137 2515 173 Cast Steel
Double-Acting 5-3/8 K:T-VS 5.000; 5.375 127; 137 3600 248 Forged Alloy Steel
Double-Acting 6-1/4 K:T 5.875; 6.250 149; 159 2050 141 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 6-1/4 K:T 5.875; 6.250 149; 159 2435 168 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 7-1/4 K:T 6.750; 7.250 171; 184 1900 166 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 7-1/4 K:T 6.750; 7.250 171; 184 2415 167 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 8-3/8 K:T 7.875; 8.375 200; 213 1895 131 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 8-3/8 K:T 7.875; 8.375 200; 213 2400 166 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 9-5/8 K:T 9.125; 9.625 232; 244 1270 88 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 9-5/8 K:T 9.125; 9.625 232; 244 1900 131 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 11 K:T 10.500; 11.000 267; 279 845 58 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 11 K:T 10.500; 11.000 267; 279 1270 88 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 12-1/2 K:T 12.000; 12.500 305; 318 635 44 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 12-1/2 K:T 12.000; 12.500 305; 318 800 55 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 14-1/8 K:T 13.625; 14.125 346; 359 635 44 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 14-1/8 K:T 13.625; 14.125 346; 359 815 56 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 15-7/8 K:T 15.375; 15.875 391; 403 635 44 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 17-7/8 K:T 17.375; 17.875 441; 454 445 31 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 20-1/8 K:T 19.625; 20.125 498; 511 345 24 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 22 K:T 22.000 559 285 20 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 24-1/8 K:T 24.125 613 275 19 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 26-1/2 K:T 26.500 673 230 16 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 9-1/4 KK:TK 8.75; 9.25 222; 235 2400 166 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 9-3/4 KM:TM:KL:TL 8.75; 9.25; 9.75 222; 235; 248 1700 117 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 10-3/8 KM:TM:KL:TL 9.875; 10.375 251; 264 1900 131 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 11 KM:TM:KL:TL 10.250; 10.750; 11.000 260; 273; 279 1690 117 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 11-3/8 KM:TM:KL:TL 10.875; 11.375 276; 289 1700 117 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 12-3/8 KM:TM:KL:TL 11.250; 11.750; 12.375 286; 298; 314 1690 117 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 12-1/2 KM:TM:KL:TL 12.000; 12.250; 12.500 305; 311; 318 1350 93 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 13-5/8 KM:TM:KL:TL 13.125; 13.625 333; 346 1085 75 Ductile Iron
Double-Acting 14-3/4 KM:TM:KL:TL 14.250; 14.750 362; 375 600 41 Ductile Iron
Tandem 2-5/8 K:T-FS-HE 2.500; 2.625 64; 67 7800 538 Forged Alloy Steel
Tandem 3 K:T-FS-HE 3.000 76 6500 448 Forged Alloy Steel
Tandem 5-3/8 K:T-VS-CE 5.000; 5.375 127; 137 3600 248 Forged Alloy Steel
Tandem 5-3/8 K:T-FS-HE 5.000; 5.375 127; 137 2500 172 Forged Alloy Steel
Tandem 9-5/8 K:T-CE 9.125; 9.625 232; 244 1270 88 Ductile Iron
Tandem 9-5/8 K:T-CE 9.125; 9.625 232; 244 1390 96 Ductile Iron

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