Reciprocating Compressors

Performance, efficiency, reliability and low maintenance in the most demanding upstream, midstream and downstream applications.

Dresser-Rand is a leading natural gas supplier of reciprocating compressors, offering products ranging from medium to high-speed separable units driven by engines or electric motors, to large, slow speed motor driven process reciprocating compressors.

Applications for our reciprocating compressors include —

  • Upstream production (LNG, gas lift, boil-off / residue gas, export, natural gas gathering, natural gas liquids, shale, coal bed methane, enhanced oil recovery – CO2 for natural gas injection)
  • Midstream (gas transmission and storage, natural gas gathering, gas injection, FPSO and FLNG, fuel gas, natural gas processing – inlet, sales, refrigeration)
  • Downstream processing (petrochemical plant gas-to-liquids, hydrogen production, various other refining applications, cool gas, methanol and ethylene, ammonia, nitric acid, and urea)
  • Power generation (fuel gas)


API 618 Process Reciprocating Compressors

Power capability up to 45,000 horsepower (33.6 MW), and pressures ranging from vacuum to 60,000 psig (4,140 bar).

High + Medium-Speed Reciprocating Compressors

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

Variable Capacity Control Systems

Dresser-Rand’s Variable Capacity Control Suite® can help you save energy – and money.

Reciprocating Compressor Upgrades

Upgrades and modernizations help improve the reliability and availability of your reciprocating equipment.

Reciprocating Compressor Revamps + Remanufactures

Revamp, reapply or upgrade existing reciprocating compressors.

Non-OEM Solutions for Reciprocating Compressors

Extend the operating life and improve the performance of your installed rotating and reciprocating equipment.