Reciprocating Compressors

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Power ratings over 11,000 horsepower (8.2 MW), and pressures from atmospheric to 12,500 psig (861 bar)

With the most versatile compressor lineup on the market and a reputation for serving both standard applications and the most demanding jobs (high pressure, CO2, sour and acid gases, and floating applications), Dresser-Rand covers virtually every application. This class of reciprocating compressors is designed to ISO 13631, ISO 13707, or API618 specifications. Dresser-Rand offers seven different models with horsepower (hp) ranges from 200 to 11,000 hp (149 to 8,203 kW), allowable rod loads from 15,400 to 90,000 psi, rated maximum speeds from 850 to 1,800 rpm, and pressures up to 8,000 psig.

Applications for our high-speed reciprocating compressors —

  • Natural gas gathering and processing for shale gas, coal bed methane, conventional, and unconventional natural gas
  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
  • Midstream gas transmission
  • Storage and injection
  • FPSO
  • FLNG
  • Select refining and petrochemical applications

 Suited for —

  • Sweet natural gas
  • Sour natural gas
  • Acid gas
  • Propane
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Air
  • Nitrogen
  • Process services such as hydrogen and syngas

Traditional Valve-in-Barrel High- and Medium-Speed Reciprocating Compressors

 Frames Chart

Model Max. allowable rod load lbs. (kN) Nominal rated power hp (kW) Rated rpm More information
MOS™ 45,000 (200) 1,700 – 4,400 (1,268 – 3,311) 1,000 – 1,500 MOS brochure
HOS™ 60,000 (267) 2,000 – 7,000 (1,492 – 5,370) 1,000 – 1,500 High-speed brochure
HOSS™ 75,000 (377) 2,800 – 8,700 (2,088 – 6,488) 1,000 – 1,200 High-speed brochure
BOS™ 90,000 (400) 3,650 – 11,250 (2,722 – 8,166) 850 – 1,000 BOS brochure

Cylinders Chart

Model Size in. (mm) MAWP psig More information
MOS 4.75 – 26.5 (120.6-673.1) 265 – 1,925 MOS brochure
HOS / HOSS 4.75 – 26.5 (120.6-673.1) 495 – 1,925 (no jacket) or 280 – 2,750 (with water jacket) High-speed brochure
BOS 6 – 32 (152.4-812.4) 3,650-11,250 (2,722 – 8,166) BOS brochure

Valve in Piston (VIP) High- and Medium-Speed Reciprocating Compressors

Dresser-Rand Valve-in-Piston (VIP) compressors are applied in the lower horsepower spectrum of our compressor product line. A combination of proven field success and advanced design techniques enabled development of a complete line of VIP compressors.

All VIP compressors have an option for hand-operated variable volume clearance pockets, and crank-end clearance adjustments provide flexibility for changing compression requirements. Our VIP compressors are best suited for clean gas services.

Frames Chart

Model Max. allowable rod load lbs. (kN) Nominal rated power hp (kW) Rated rpm More information
A-VIP 15,400 (68) 540 – 1,300 (403 – 969) 1,500 – 1,500 VIP brochure
B-VIP 24,200 (108) 850 – 2,2125 (634 – 1,585) 1,200 – 1,500 VIP brochure
C-VIP 33,000 (147) 960 – 2,880 (716 – 2,148) 1,200 – 1,800 VIP brochure

Cylinders Chart

Model Size in. (mm) MAWP psig More information
A-VIP 4.25 – 15 (107.9 – 381) 275 – 1,650 VIP brochure
B-VIP 4.25 – 20.5 (107.9 – 520.7) 215 – 2,800 VIP brochure
C-VIP 4.25 – 20.5 (107.9 – 520.7) 215 – 2,800 VIP brochure
Forged Steel 3.5 – 7 (88.9 – 177.8) 4,000 – 10,000 High-speed brochure
Pipeline (DDV) 8.5 – 16 (215.9 – 406.4) 1,650 – 1,925 DDV Pipeline Cylinder flier
Storage 7 – 8 (177.8 – 203.2) 2,425 High-speed brochure

Dresser-Rand Packager and Parts Distributor Support Data – Product data for high-speed reciprocating compressors.

High-Speed Reciprocating Compressor Selection and Performance Prediction Program – Download and predict best frame size and number of cylinders, per service conditions with the “D-R SIZE” application tool for High-Speed Reciprocating Compressors.