Screw compressor vs reciprocating compressor

An offshore compressor can be employed across various phases of the oil and gas production process. An oil and gas compressor is classified based on basic design concept – positive displacement and dynamic type. Positive displacement compressors include the reciprocating compressor and the rotary compressor (also known as a screw compressor), whereas the dynamic type includes centrifugal and axial compressors. In the oil and gas industry, the most common usage is seen for centrifugal compressors, which raise pressure by rotating vanes and impellers, and reciprocating compressors, which increase the pressure of a process gas by positive displacement and driveshaft movement.

Finding a natural gas compressor manufacturer

Compressors are used in various applications in oilfields and facilities such as wellheads; gas lifts; reinjection processes; natural gas processing; pipelines, and transmission, distribution, and storage facilities.

According to GlobalData’s contracts database, TMC is the top compressor provider to the oil and gas industry, followed by in HMS Group – Kazancompressormash in second place and, and Siemens Energy in third.

Other key suppliers include Airpack Nederlands, Baker Hughes, Ingersoll Rand, Burckhardt Compression, United Engine, MAN Energy Solutions, Bharat Heavy Electricals, Howden Group, Atlas Copco, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation.

Discover the best oil & gas compressor manufacturers

Offshore Technology has listed leading suppliers of compressors, based on analysis of GlobalData’s oil and gas contracts database.

From reciprocating and rotary compressors to centrifugal and axial compressors, the list covers companies that supply an extensive range of compressors to the offshore industry.

The information contained within the download document is designed for general maintenance contractor, procurement managers, maintenance and safety managers, EPC contractors’ procurement managers, and any other individual involved in process and flow assurance, pigging services and inspection personnel, and other users of compressors at oil and gas facilities.

The free Buyers Guide is available to download and contains detailed information on the suppliers and their product lines, alongside contact details to aid your purchasing decision.

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