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Axial Compressors

Axial Compressors

Delivering high efficiency across a broad operating range in high-volume, low-pressure downstream applications

Ideal for refinery catalytic cracking, air compression, nitric acid and gas to liquids applications

  • BHGE axial compressors are based on decades of experience from Nuovo Pignone, Allis Chalmers, Conmec, and GE. This compressor is best suited to applications with very high flow rates with typical polytropic efficiency exceeding 90%. The variable stator vane design is a key feature of our AN axial compressor. It enables a broad operating flow range and turndown to meet variable process air requirements with a fixed speed motor driver. The number of blade rows can be tailored to fit process needs with typical compression ratio ranging from 3 to 7. The inner stator blade carrier is housed in an external, fabricated, horizontally split casing.

    The airfoil design, including rotor and stator blades, is standardized for all frame sizes. This robust design delivers optimum aerodynamic and mechanical behavior. Radial and thrust bearings are of the tilting-pad type similar to our centrifugal compressor designs. Process connections can be either radial or axial inlet to meet plant layout needs.

    Our engineering expertise and extensive product portfolio allow us to leverage our compressor drivers, air filtration solutions, compressor train and auxiliary designs to provide high efficiency compressed air solutions for any application.

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