When the pressures or capacities of your application are beyond the capabilities of our vertical compressors, Corken’s horizontal compressors are your next option. Unlike Corken’s vertical reciprocating compressors, the horizontal compressor uses a segmented packing design to seal the piston rod.
Depending on the pressure requirements of your application, we offer single- or two-stage design in a lubricated, non-lubricated, single or double-acting configuration. Each style has different options for the piston rod packing and distance piece. The style of the compressor required depends on the demands of your application. If oil-free gas and leakage containment are not critical, then a plain style is right for you. Most propane, butane and agricultural ammonia applications only require a plain style compressor. In contrast if oil-free gas and leakage containment are a high priority, then a T-Style oil-free compressor is the best choice.
Each product group below is designed for a specific level of leakage containment. To find a compression solution for your application, select from one of the product groups listed below.
Plain Style Reciprocating Compressors
Plain style horizontal compressors utilize one set of segmented packing per piston rod and do not have a distance piece
Plain style configurations are not oil free
Typically used in non-toxic, non-corrosive applications where oil-free gas is not required and leakage containment is not critical
If oil-free gas compression is required, a T-Style horizontal compressor is recommended
Maximum piston displacement: 414 cfm (704 m3/hr)
Maximum working pressure: 1,650 psi (113.8 bar g)
Maximum brake horsepower: 75 hp (55.9 kW)
Maximum outlet temperature: 350 °F (177 °C)
T-Style Oil-Free Reciprocating Compressors
T-style horizontal compressors utilize three sets of segmented packing per packing rod and two (double) distance pieces
The inner oil wiper rings and oil deflector ring prevent oil carryover
All T-style horizontal compressors deliver oil-free gas compression
Typically used in toxic and corrosive applications where oil-free gas and maximum leakage containment are critical