Posts Tagged ‘reciprocating compressors’
What Is a Crankshaft in a Reciprocating Compressor?
Reciprocating compressors are positive displacement machines that compress air or gas using pistons within a cylinder. These machines are used extensively in chemical, petrochemical, and gas industrial processes. They are made of several components, each of which has considerable roles to play in the general function of the reciprocating compressor. Some of these compressors help…Read More
Reciprocating Compressor Lubrication System Best Practices
Research shows that reciprocating compressors that operate within North America alone consume lubricating oil worth more than $250,000 per annum. Compressor lubrication is highly essential as this ensures that all internal components of the equipment function optimally for a long time. Some of these components include gears, seals, bearings, etc. However, the lubricating oil used…Read More
The Different Types of Reciprocating Compressors
Reciprocating compressors – the most common form, which is known as piston compressors – are positive-displacement mechanical devices designed to compress and deliver high-pressured gases via the use of a plunger or piston. Gas transmission pipelines, refineries, and many other applications use reciprocating compressors to deliver or transfer oxygen, hydrogen, and other gases. Piston compressors…Read More