Horizontal Compressor

Horizontal Compressors


Horizontal compressors offer the largest capacity of any of Corken’s compressor lines. This line of compressors can be used for unloading tankers or multiple railcars, wellhead gas recovery, pressure boosting, and gas blanketing.

Single packed horizontal compressors are commonly utilized in propane, butane, and similar applications where oil-free gas and leakage containment are not critical. When an application is located in a confined space with poor ventilation, or and oil-free compression is necessary, a triple packed (T-Style) compressor is recommended.


The modular design of the horizontal compressor allows for various combinations of cylinder sizes with up to 4 stages of compression. Corken currently offers 8″ (203.2 mm), 6″ (152.4 mm), 5″ (127 mm), 4″ (101.6 mm), 3¼” (82.6 mm), and 2¾” (69.9 mm) cylinders. Most of these cylinders are available in a water-cooled version. Various other options such as variable clearance heads, corrosion resistant coating, and external crankcase oil cooler are also available.

Horizontal Compressors
Corken Horizontal Compressors


  • Modular construction
    Low vibration design
  • Heavy duty cylinder design
  • Self-lubricating piston and rider rings
  • Simple to Service
  • Smooth quiet operation
  • Rings & Packing can be replaced without moving the cylinder


Engineered Packages

Custom-engineered skid-mounted units can be supplied with control panels, wiring, ASME code liquid traps and other special accessories as required.



Due to the versatility of the various cylinder combinations, the horizontal compressors provide a full range of capacities up to 414 cfm (703.5 m3/hr) with maximum working pressures of up to 4,500 psig (310.3 bar).

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