The giant size

Our largest compressor ever

These compressors are the largest in our conventional reciprocating compressor portfolio, and the most powerful ever produced by Baker Hughes so far. The 11x15 m footprint is larger than half a tennis court. It weighs over 330 tons, and is driven by 20-MW electric motors.



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Overview

 

No matter what the application or challenge, we provide a fully integrated solution to meet your needs—including motor, vessels, piping, supports and control panel. Our machines are designed for lower maintenance, operating, and capital costs while boosting performance of any operation.

 

A complete portfolio to fit every customer expectation

With decades of industry-leading performance, our API618 compressors live up to their reputation for low pulsation and vibration, ensuring exceptional efficiency, smooth operation, low maintenance, and low power consumption. Deployed in fullstream oil and gas applications, our proven modular design allows for up to 10 cylinders per frame, with a cylinder size of up to 1,250 mm.

 



Product name
Frame size
Throws
Max. power [kW]  (at max speed and max # of cylinders)
Max. rod load [kN]
Max. speed [rpm]
API618 process gas compressors

OA

HA

HB

HD

HE

HF

HG

1

2-4

2-4

2-6

2-6

2-10

2-10

435

2,120

3,680

7,800

15,300

34,600

42,000

117

145

236

322

670

1,140

1,980

800

1,000

800

700

800

514

400

API618 natural gas compressors

SHM

SHMB

2-6

2-4

7,980

5,320

358

358

1,200

1,200

LDPE hypercompressors

PK

4-24 (12 cylinders per frame)

72,000

2,900

310

 





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