Reciprocating Compressor

Kobelco has manufactured reciprocating compressors since 1915 and now has an installed base of more than 2,300 units around the globe.

Kobelco reciprocating compressors (API 618) have been serving in a wide variety of heavy industry applications: oil refining, natural gas, petrochemical and energy. Recently, they have been supplied for cryogenic services, such as LNG, BOG [-160 °C (-260 °F)], ethylene BOG          [-100 °C (-160 °F)].

To accurately predict the performance, Kobelco has programmed over 80 years of research and experience in the compression field into our digital computers.  Complete calculations have been prepared for such items as inertia balance, Torsional vibration, crosshead pin loads, torque variation curve, valve motion analysis and acoustic pulsation of piping.  These calculations provide a prediction of the compressors performance under actual operating conditions.

With this broad base of experience, engineering expertise, manufacturing techniques and ongoing research and development, Kobelco ranks among the leading manufacturers worldwide.