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Ariel Coproration API 618 moderate-speed process compressors

Ariel’s moderate-speed API 618 process compressors are utilized in a wide range of applications around the globe, providing the safety and reliability demanded by today’s refinery and petrochemical industries. With 40,000+ reciprocating compressors ranging from 100 to 10,000 horsepower shipped since 1966, Ariel is the largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors in the world.

Ariel reliability is proven in the field. A recent 24,000-hour overhaul on two units at a refinery in Louisiana showed no measurable wear to the crossheads, guides, cylinder bores, piston rods, piston trim, or packing trim. These units provided 98.7% availability with minimal downtime and expenditures on scheduled maintenance. Ariel reliability = peace of mind.

Ariel Durability: The end-user required a new hydrogen unit employing steam methane reforming technology. The facility supplies hydrogen and steam to a refinery for use in the production of fuels.

For this application, the customer selected four Ariel JGT/2 100% capacity non-lubricated,short-stroke, moderate-speed compressors driven by electric motors for the natural gas feed and hydrogen product services. The decision to purchase Ariel compressors was based on delivery, compact packaging, and reduced capital costs. Spare parts availability and references for similar applications also contributed to the decision to purchase Ariel moderate-speed reciprocating process compressors.

Ariel reliability makes your investment pay off in the long run. Two of the JGT/2 compressors in this case study were overhauled:
Gas-Feed Unit #1 after 12,086 operational hours
Hydrogen Unit #2 after 9,334 operational hours

Inspections of the running gear, cylinder bores,pistons, and rods revealed that all clearances were within specified tolerances. Even consumables such as piston rings, wearbands, and packing rings had not expended their specified service life. With Ariel quality, reliability, wide range of API-618 frame and cylinder options, and global support network, Ariel has the right equipment for your next project.

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