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ARIEL CORPORATION

API 618 MODERATE-SPEED PROCESS COMPRESSORS

740.397.0311 | 35 Blackjack Rd Mount Vernon, OH 43050 | www.arielcorp.com


Moderate-Speed Compressors

Ariel API 618


Ariels moderate-speed API 618 process compressors are utilized in a wide range of process applications
around the globe, providing the safety and reliability demanded by todays refinery and petrochemical
industries. With 53,000+ reciprocating compressors ranging from 100 to 10,000 horsepower shipped since
1966, Ariel is the largest manufacturer of separable reciprocating gas compressors in the world.

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5.0

900 4.5
850 4.3
800 4.0
Piston Speed (ft/min)

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300 Slow-Speed ( Long-Stroke) Moderate-Speed ( Short-Stroke) 1.5


225 277 327 400 450 514 600 720 900 (60hz) 1200
200 1.0
100 200 273 333375 429 500 600 750 1000 (50hz)
Synchronous Speeds (RPM)

Ariels moderate-speed process compressors operate in comparable piston speed ranges to long-stroke, slow-speed
compressors. Ariels extensive product line supports a wide range of process applications.
Packings Piston Assembly Cylinder Bore

Case Study
53,000+
Number of compressors

Ariel
produced since 1966

Reliability 100+
Countries where Ariel
compressors operate

Ariel reliability is proven in the field. A recent 24,000-hour


overhaul on two units at a refinery in Louisiana showed no
measurable wear to the crossheads, crosshead guides,
cylinder bores, piston rods, piston trim, or packing trim.
24 hrs.
Ariel reliability = peace of mind. Availability of factory tech
service and parts personnel
Case Study Ariel JGT/4 process units utilized in hydrogen service.

Ariel
Durability
The end-user required a new hydrogen unit employing Ariel reliability makes your investment pay off in the long
steam methane reforming technology. The facility supplies run. Two of the JGT/2 compressors in this case study were
hydrogen and steam to a refinery for use in the production overhauled:
of fuels.
Gas-Feed Unit #1 after 12,086 operational hours
For this application, the customer selected four Ariel
Hydrogen Unit #2 after 9,334 operational hours
JGT/2 100% capacity non-lubricated, short-stroke, moderate-
speed compressors driven by electric motors for the natural Inspections of the running gear, cylinder bores, pistons,
gas feed and hydrogen product services. The decision to and rods revealed that all clearances were within specified
purchase Ariel compressors was based on delivery, compact tolerances. Even consumables such as piston rings,
packaging, and reduced total installed cost. Spare parts wearbands, and packing rings had not expended their
availability and references for similar applications also specified service life. With Ariel quality, reliability, wide range
contributed to the decision to purchase Ariel moderate- of API-618 frame and cylinder options, and global support
speed reciprocating process compressors. network, Ariel has the correct compressor for your next
project.

15+ 31 1,200
Years producing durable Number of Ariel models suited Cylinders offered for
Process compressors for Process service Process service
API 618 COMPRESSOR
SPECIFICATIONS

Rated BHP

5,200
Stroke

5.75 in
Tension Rod Load

75,000 lbs.
Gas Compression Rod Load

80,000 lbs.
Piston Rod Diameter

2.875 in.
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Ariel Distribution
Ariel and its Distributors offer 360 Service and Support
Expertise, Teamwork, and
Commitment to the Customer Ariel and its Distributors commitment
to the customer continues after start-
up by providing industry-leading
Using a wealth of experience and state-
of-the-art technology, Ariel and its
Distributors work together to assure
after-market support. that the correct compressor and
The Ariel distribution business model is based packaging facilities, technical services, and after- configuration have been

on the seamless integration between Ariel and the market parts support. Ariel and its distributors work selected.

packaging distributor. Only the most experienced and as a team throughout every project to ensure the
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they become part of Ariel and its global distribution the design, fabrication, installation, start-up and
network, designed to serve its worldwide customer commissioning of the compressor package. When you
base by providing regional access to engineering, talk to an Ariel distributor, you are talking to Ariel.

The Ariel Distribution model unites


the compressor/spare parts OEM with
its Global Distributors: a partnership
Ariel OEM Parts Support that offers the customer a proactive
dual-line of support for every phase
of the project. The Ariel-Distributor
Ariel Original Equipment Manufacturer Parts keep your Ariel compressor running like new. Ariel OEM Parts are the network service excellence for the
exact same high-precision, exceptional quality parts that go into Ariels new units. Available through over 700 world- worlds finest compressor.
wide distributor locations, Ariel OEM Parts are offered at a fair price and supported by Ariel expertise. Whether youre

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looking for recommended spares for new units or planning scheduled maintenance of your current compressors, Ariel is

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available to assist you around the world. The Ariel commitment does not end there. Ariel Unit Down! Protocol ensures ARIEL PACKAGER

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If something happens to your Ariel Ariel and its Distributors will find The Ariel-Distributor Team will work
installation phase, Ariel assembled to Ariels world class
compressor, whether a warranty the part you need by searching to get you the parts and will assist, if
continues to coordinate with its standards. Optional, end-user
issue or some other event, Ariel and inventories throughout our network, needed, at the site to do whatever is
its Distributors will work together to even if that part is designated for a needed to get your compressor back Distributor to assure that the end- witness testing is available at our Mount

determine the best plan of action to compressor being assembled at our on-line. user specifications and expectations Vernon, Ohio manufacturing facility and at
get your unit back in operation. manufacturing facility. are met and exceeded. our Distributors facilities.
Ariel Global Network

Distributor Quality
& Support
Ariel compressors are packaged to meet industry specifications
by Ariel Distributors located around the world. These partner
companies follow the highest standards for design and
construction of packaged equipment, as well as parts and
service support. For a complete list of Ariel Distributors, please
visit www.arielcorp.com

300+
Ariel compressors packaged
for Process Service

700+
Trusted Ariel distributor
locations around the world

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ARIEL REGIONAL SALES AND SUPPORT LOCATIONS
Ariel Corporation
Houston, Texas Mount Vernon, Ohio Singapore World Headquarters
Fort Worth, Texas (World Headquarters) Bangkok, Thailand Regional Sales and
Support Offices
Denver, Colorado Beijing, China Mumbai, India
Calgary, AB, Canada Sydney, Australia Dubai, UAE Distributor Location

Moscow, Russia The Netherlands Buenos Aires, Argentina


Multiple Distributor
Locations

YOUR DIRECT LINE TO ARIEL PROCESS COMPRESSOR INFORMATION


process@arielcorp.com
ARIEL COMMITMENT

World Class 24-HOUR SUPPORT


Customer Support North America: 888.397.7766
Worldwide: 740.397.3602
Since 1966, Ariel has shipped 53,000+ compressors, with the vast majority
still operating today. Supporting this ever-growing fleet is a network of Ariel
professionals who are available 24/7. Ariels engineering and field service
professionals are backed by a lean manufacturing group that produces parts of
the highest quality for both new unit assembly and after-market support.

Comprehensive Warranty
Subject to proper maintenance and normal use, Ariels warranty covers
every part for 12 months, with the frame, crosshead guide, and running gear
covered for three years. With the exclusive use of Ariel OEM Replacement
Parts, the coverage on cylinder bodies, pistons, and piston rods is extended
to two years, while the frame, crosshead guides, and running gear coverage is
extended to six years. Please see Ariels Limited Warranty Summary for details.

Comprehensive Product Training


Ariel offers training free of charge to our customers and distributors at our
world headquarters in Mount Vernon, Ohio. The Ariel Process Compression
School is designed to educate operation and service personnel on the inner
workings of an Ariel Process compressor.
WORLD STANDARD COMPRESSORS
NITRIDED, NON-COOLED CROSSHEAD BALANCE PISTON
CYLINDERS GUIDE NUT

LARGE GAS HEAVY-DUTY CONNECTING NITRIDED


PASSAGES FRAME ROD PISTON ROD

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