Gain more flexibility with special liners for reciprocating compressor cylinders
By changing only the crank-end head, piston and rod assembly, the same cylinder body can be mounted on any of the common 5-in. to 7-in. stroke compressor frames that have been manufactured in the last five decades.
Most reliability engineers with
responsibilities in reciprocating compressors are familiar with
replaceable cylinder liners for these positive displacement
machines, as shown in Fig. 1. ACI, based in
Mount Vernon, Ohio, has designed and supplied
FlexBore inserts that are an offshoot of the
cylinder liners typically incorporated in API-style process
Fig. 1. An ACI FlexBore
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