Reciprocating Compressors

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Dual driven reciprocating pipeline compressor with Size 60 SSS Clutch Coupling, on test in SEC workshop in Houston Texas

Often situated outside in arduous conditions and driven by reciprocating engines (gas or diesel) with potentially severe torsional vibrations particularly in failure modes, reciprocating compressors are a challenging application for other coupling types but present no problems for the SSS Clutch with it’s intrinsically robust large driving teeth area and no contact in the overrunning condition.

Dual driven allow ease of start up and redundancy and importantly seamless interchange between drivers allowing end users to make money with intelligent choice of driving fuel (typically gas/electric) an increasing advantage in this era of varying gas and renewable electric prices.

Typical Drives:-

  • Gas pipelines
  • Gas storage