The Ariel KB100

 
 
 
 

CNG Specific

 

KB100

The KB100 is a purpose-built compressor for low-flow CNG applications that require 125 horsepower or less. Tailor-made for CNG fueling applications and designed to give customers a low-flow, low-cost option – with the quality and reliability you expect from Ariel.

The KB100 has elevated Ariel's capabilities in the CNG fueling market to a new level. With the introduction of innovative cylinder design and configurations to meet industry demands. The KB100 delivers excellent operating results for vehicle fueling below 125 horsepower, built with robust components and rigid specifications.

  KB100

Rated Power

125

Stroke (in)

3

Max RPM

1,800

Piston Speed

900

Rod Diameter (in)

1.125

Total Rod Load (lbs)

11,400

Tension (lbs)

5,700

Compression (lbs)

6,700

Average Weight (lbs)

1,700

Max Length (in)

34

Nominal Width (in)

95

Crankshaft Centerline (in)

9.25

 
 

Product Features

 

Rugged Crankcase

 

The Ariel crankcase is designed for long service life and ease of access during maintenance. They feature a heavily-ribbed, high-strength cast iron base with Ariel's signature lightweight, removable aluminum top cover.

Efficient Valves

 

Plate-type valves are designed for modern speeds, utilizing non-metallic sealing elements as standard. Valves are selected to comply with established low-valve velocity standards.

Durable Pistons and Rods

 

The KB100 compressor features wear-resistant steel or gray iron pistons and precision-ground alloy steel piston rods with locking crosshead nuts. Rolled threads are 1/8" under rod diameter for easy installation.

 
 

Materials 

  • Gray Iron Crankcase: Forged steel crankshaft, gray iron crosshead guide, tri-metal main bearing 
  • Gray Iron Crosshead: Alloy steel crosshead pin 
  • Ductile Iron Connecting Rod: Bronze crosshead pin bushing, tri-metal connecting rod bearing, grade 8 stress bolts
 
 
 

Innovative Cylinders

Ariel’s KB100 compressor defies convention with its fixed configuration of highly adaptable cylinders. By incorporating four stages of compression, the KB100 can reach vehicle fueling pressures that meet standards anywhere in the world. These four cylinders are capable of meeting a wide range of suction pressures by employing adjustable valve spacers and robust valve design.

1st Stage- 9.25”-CE

2nd Stage- 4.75”-CE

3rd Stage- 2.375”-HE

4th Stage- 1.25”-HE

Ariel 7 Performance Software is used by Ariel engineers and industry experts to model and design compressor configurations for their specific application. All of our cylinder designs, past and present, can be accessed to duplicate your existing compressor operations or design a new build.

 
 
 

Additional Resources

 

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