The Ariel KBK / KBT

 
 
 
 

Mid Line

 

KBK / KBT

The KBK and KBT are manufactured to run continuously in the gas and oil fields; these compressors feature designs intended to increase the internal parts' strength. Because these compressors feature a wide range of cylinder options, they handle standard and specialized applications.

The KBK/T includes an impressive array of innovative design features that enable total horsepower up to 5520 pounds. Strength is built into every component, and the result is a robust compressor to match even the most challenging applications.

  KBK KBT

Rated Power

1,840

1,840

Stroke (in)

6

5

Max RPM

1,200

1,500

Piston Speed

1,200

1,250

Total Rod Load (lbs)

92,000

92,000

Tension (lbs)

46,000

46,000

Compression (lbs)

50,000

50,000

Rod Diameter (in)

2.0

2.0

Crankshaft Centerline (in)

17

17

  KBK KBT

Rated Power

3,680

3,680

Stroke (in)

6

5

Max RPM

1,200

1,500

Piston Speed

1,200

1,250

Total Rod Load (lbs)

92,000

92,000

Tension (lbs)

46,000

46,000

Compression (lbs)

50,000

50,000

Rod Diameter (in)

2.0

2.0

Crankshaft Centerline (in)

17

17

  KBK KBT

Rated Power

5,520

5,520

Stroke (in)

6

5

Max RPM

1,200

1,500

Piston Speed

1,200

1,250

Total Rod Load (lbs)

92,000

92,000

Tension (lbs)

46,000

46,000

Compression (lbs)

50,000

50,000

Rod Diameter (in)

2.0

2.0

Crankshaft Centerline (in)

17

17

 
 

Product Features

 

High-Strength Bolting

 

Durable grade 8 bolting on all loaded joints, combined with specially designed fatigue-fighting bolts on all valve caps, ensure ultimate fastening strength throughout.

Rigid Connecting Rods

 

The JGN/JGQ compressors feature durable connecting rods manufactured from forged steel with four bolts and a heavy-duty "I" section.

Rugged Crossheads

 

Ariel crossheads are one-piece, long-life, equipped with hardened, ground steel crosshead pins and direct, full-pressure lubrication at the top and bottom for minimum wear.

 
 

Materials 

  • Gray Iron Crankcase: Forged steel crankshaft, gray iron crosshead guide, bronze thrust bearing, tri-metal main bearing 

  • Ductile Iron Crosshead: Alloy steel crosshead pin 
  • Forged Steel Connecting Rod: Bronze crosshead pin bushing, tri-metal connecting rod bearing, grade 8 stress bolts
 
 
 

Innovative Cylinders

 

Ariel produces versatile cylinders that can be utilized over wide pressure ranges without compromise by using valves that effectively balance reliability and performance. For each compressor frame size, Ariel's lineup of cylinders can fully utilize that frame's horsepower and rod load capabilities. Cylinders can be combined in hundreds of different configurations to deliver the precise volume and pressure of gas required. 

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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Warranty

Documents
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App Manual

Tech Resource
Our Application Manual is the definitive glossary to Ariel's technical terms, components, and definitions.

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