T-Style Oil-Free Reciprocating Compressors

T-Style Oil-Free Reciprocating Compressor Overview 
Corken's T-style horizontal reciprocating gas compressors have three sets of segmented packing per piston rod that form two distance pieces. Depending on your application requirements, the distance pieces can be pressurized, purged or vented. T-Styles are available with two packing configurations that deliver maximum leakage containment and oil-free gas compression. Unlike Corken's vertical reciprocating compressors that use a V-ring packing design, the horizontal compressors use a segmented packing design to seal the piston rod.

The T-Style horizontal compressors are oil free so there's no contamination of the process gas stream. Since the distance between the packing is greater than the stroke of the compressor, there's no rod over travel or oil carryover. In other words, the portion of the piston rod that comes into contact with the first set of inner packing packing will never reach the seond set of middle packing. Likewise, the portion of the piston rod that comes into contact with the second set of middle packing will never reach the third set of outer packing. In the event that oil gets past the inner packing set, the oil wiper rings keep the oil from reaching the outer distance piece. This feature allows the compressor to supply oil-free gas whether it's being used as a simple gas booster or for vacuum service. T-style compressors are typically used in toxic and corrosive applications where oil-free gas and maximum leakage containment are critical.

Each compresssor is available with a standard mounting or we can custom engineer a compressor package for you. We now offer an ASME B31.3 - 2012 piping option for all of our compressor packages and skids.

Operating Specifications 
  • 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) 
  • Cylinder sizes are 2.75", 3.25", 4", 5", 6" and 8" 
  • Single- and two-stage designs 
  • Utilizes segmented purge packing that consists of purge packing cups, spacers, O-rings, segmented packing, backup ring and springs 
  • Comes with two packing configurations: pad and purge packing 
  • Available in twelve single-stage and twelve two-stage models 
  • Constructed with three sets of packing per piston rod and offers oil-free gas compression 
  • Available with variable clearance heads that enables you to change the capacity and BHP requirements 
  • Options for weld flange connections (2.75" cylinder is available with ANSI flanges only) 
  • Single- and double-acting designs available 
  • Head and cylinder: Ductile iron 
  • Crankcase: Ductile iron 
  • Flywheel and bearing carrier: Gray iron 
  • Valve seat and bumper: stainless steel 
  • Valve plates and springs: Stainless steel 
  • Pistons: Aluminum, ductile iron and steel 
  • Piston rings: PTFE or Alloy 50 
  • Rider rings: PTFE (glass and molly filled) 
  • Piston rod: Steel Nitrotec. Registered trademark of the TTI Group Ltd. 
  • Segmented packing rings: PTFE (carbon filled) 
  • Segmented oil wiper packing rings: Brass 
  • Packing cartridge: Ductile iron 
  • Crankshaft: Ductile iron 
  • Connecting rod: Ductile iron 
  • Connecting rod bearing: Bimetal Babbitt 
  • Wrist pin: Steel 
  • Wrist pin bushing: Bronze 
  • Main bearing: Tampered roller 
  • Retainer rings: Buna-N, PTFE, Viton®, Neoprene®. Registered trademark of the DuPont company 
  • All cylinders and heads are made of ductile iron for maximum thermal shock endurance 
  • The T-Style gives you to select the highest level of leakage containment 
  • Typically used in corrosive and toxic applications where oil-free gas and leakage containment are required 
  • T-Style packing configuration eliminates rod over travel and oil carryover so there is no contamination of the process gas stream 
  • The two distance pieces that can be purged or pressurized for maximum leakage control 
  • Valve design offers quiet operation, high efficiency and greater durability 
  • The step-cut design of the self-lubricating piston rings provides higher efficiencies during the life of the piston ring 
  • Positively locked pistons allows end clearance to be precisely set to provide maximum efficiency and long life 
  • Cast iron crossheads provide superior resistance to corrosion and galling 
  • Pressure-lubricated crankcase with filter keeps the internals well lubricated at all times and minimizes  premature wear  
  • Amines 
  • Agricultural ammonia 
  • Argo 
  • Biogas 
  • Butane 
  • Propane 
  • Carbon dioxide 
  • Chlorine 
  • Dimethyl ether 
  • Hydrocarbon gases 
  • Natural gases 
  • Refrigerants 
  • Sulfur dioxide 
  • Vinyl chloride 
  • And many more 
  • Vapor recovery 
  • Liquefied gas transfer 
  • Pressure boosting 
  • Tank evacuation 
  • Gas blanketing 
  • Instrumentation 
  • Rail car loading and unloading 
  • Barge loading and unloading 
  • PSA gas generation 
  • Refrigerant reclaiming 
  • And many more