• Process Gas Compressors

    Reciprocating compressors for the Refining, Petrochemical, and Industrial Gas industries. Ariel offers a wide range of API 618 moderate speed process compressors designed and manufactured to meet the demands of these industries.

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    Process Compressors
  • Design

    Designed in accordance with API 618 for critical process applications, Ariel Process Reciprocating Compressors are engineered for performance and reliability utilizing field proven, pre-designed components.

    Low Piston Speeds

    Ariel's API 618 moderate-speed compressors operate with piston speeds no greater than traditional slow-speed compressors.

    Quality

    Every Ariel compressor undergoes a four-hour, no-load mechanical test run before shipment to ensure a smooth start-up at your location.

    Design

    Designed in accordance with API 618 for critical process applications, Ariel Process Reciprocating Compressors are engineered for performance and reliability utilizing field proven, pre-designed components.

    Low Piston Speeds

    Every Ariel compressor undergoes a four-hour, no-load mechanical test run before shipment to ensure a smooth start-up at your location.

    Quality

    Every Ariel compressor undergoes a four-hour, no-load mechanical test run before shipment to ensure a smooth start-up at your location.


  • Models

    Comprehensive Product Line

    Ariel's comprehensive line of moderate speed, reciprocating process compressors combine more than 40 years of research and development with the use of advanced design tools, field-proven installations and on-site experience. Ariel’s wide range of process compressors are designed to achieve or exceed three years of uninterrupted service, while meeting the most demanding industry requirements.

    Frame Stroke
    Typical Piston 
    Speed (Ft/Min)
    Typical Rotating 
    Speed (RPM)
    JGA 3 450 900
    JGJ 3.5 525 900
    JGT 4.5 540 720
    JGF 5.0 600 720
    JGK 5.5 660 720
    JGD 5.5 660 720
    KBU 5.75 690 720
    KBB 7.25 725 600


  • Features

    Designed To API 618 Standards

    Ariel’s process reciprocating compressors utilize field proven, pre-designed components to provide the highest reliability and availability. Designed to API 618 standards, Ariel’s approach to design and manufacturing takes advantage of standardized core components – allowing for full configuration on unique project requirements.

    1. API 618 Type C long two compartment distance pieces
    2. Precision tri-metal half shell bearings for crankshaft main and crankpin bearings
    3. Heavy duty, forged steel crankshaft, precision machined with integral counterweights
    4. Horizontal balanced opposed throws
    5. One-piece ductile iron crossheads with direct full pressure lubrication at top and bottom for minimum wear
    6. Forged steel connecting rods
     
    API-618 Compressor

  • Cylinder Design Features

    Innovative Cylinder Design

    • Wearbands to meet 5 psi bearing pressure for both lubricated and non-lubricated services
    • Indicator connections
    • Purged packing cases
    • Water cooled packing cases
    • Application specific valve design
    • Application specific non-metallic wear materials
    • O-ring sealed valve covers
    • Capacity and Load Control devices available
    • Hardened 4100 series alloy steel piston rods
    • 17-4 PH stainless steel and tungsten carbide coated piston rods available as options
    • Cylinder bores hardened to greater than 50 Rockwell C
    • Lubricated and non-lubricated applications
     
    Process Cylinder

  • Common Process Applications

    • Fuel Gas
    • Feed Gas
    • Hydrocracking
    • Hydrotreating
     
    • Off-Gas
    • Chemical Processing
    • Purge and Tail Gas
    • Hydrogen Production
     
    • Hydrodesulfurization
    • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
    • Hydrogen (Make-up and Recycle)
    • Isomerization
     


  • Support

    Unmatched Customer Support

    Ariel is committed to supporting our compressors for life. We pride ourselves on the manufacturing practices and engineering support behind our world class compression technologies. Through unmatched customer service and a global distribution network, Ariel will provide you with best-in-class compression solutions that reduce downtime and improve application performance.

    Ariel people are available 24/7, 365 days a year, and with over 40,000 compressors in service throughout the world, an Ariel distributor or parts supplier is never far away.

    Industry Best Warranty

    Ariel offers the most comprehensive and generous warranty in the industry. The standard warranty covers 100% of the compressor for 12 months from start-up, or 18 months from shipment. The crankshaft, connecting rods, crankcase, crossheads and crosshead guides are covered for 36 months from shipment. In addition, Ariel offers an extended warranty for any Ariel compressor utilizing 100% Ariel OEM spare parts.