Reciprocating compressors 2018-02-12T13:35:53+00:00

Reciprocating compressors


Reciprocating compressors or piston compressor is a positive-displacement compressor that uses pistons driven by a crankshaft to deliver gases at high pressure.

The intake gas enters the suction manifold, then flows into the compression cylinder where it gets compressed by a piston driven in a reciprocating motion via a crankshaft, and is then discharged. Applications include oil refineriesgas pipelineschemical plantsnatural gas processing plants and refrigeration plants. One specialty application is the blowing of plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Pressure Lubricated, Champion PL-Series

The PL-Series compressor has been designed to operate in extreme duty applications and is a pressure-lubricated alternative to the R-Series unit. Because the PL-Series can operate up to 250 psig in remote locations or in off-level operations, it is a true industrial use compressor. The PL-Series features domed pistons, integral cylinder head, disc valves and an oil pump that provides lubricant to all crucial parts of the compressor.

Specifications and Features

  • 3 – 35 hp
  • Up to 250 psig
  • 9.7 – 202 acfm at 175 psig on Electric Driven units
  • Tank or Base Mounted, Simplex, Duplex and Engine Driven Models
  • Two-Stage pressure lubricated pumps
  • Loadless auto stop/start
  • Pro-rated 5-year pump warranty and 1-year package warranty
  • Factory filled with ChampLub lubricant

Champion PL-Series Design Advantages

  • OSHA Approved Belt Guard
  • ASME Code Air Receivers
  • Heavy-Duty Air Filters
  • Durable cast-iron construction
  • Oil Pressure Gauge mounted on the front of the compressor for an excellent view and easy pressure monitoring
  • Tapered Roller Bearings insure long operating life of the crankshaft
  • Positive Displacement Oil Pump provides lubricant to all critical areas of the compressor pump that require lubrication
  • Crankshaft and connecting rod bearings are pressure lubricated for extended life
  • An external spin on oil filter and an internal oil inlet screen protect internal components from damaging debris
  • Hydraulic unloader with factory-set pilot valve provides easy, loadless start and low pressure protection for unattended operation
  • Industrial class bearings
  • Optional Equipment: Magnetic Starter, Air-Cooled or Water-Cooled Aftercooler, Automatic Tank Drain (Pneumatic), Vibration Isolators, Low Oil Level Monitor, Refrigerated Dryer, DPR (Microprocessed Duplex Programmable Relay) Control Panel, CHAMPLUB™ Lubricant, Power Monitor, Constant Speed Control, Dual Control to run either in start/stop or constant speed mode, NEMA 4 rated parts, Alternate Voltages and TEFC, ODP HE, TEFC HE Electric Motors

Champion A-Series

The A-series reputation has been built on quality, reliability and accessibility to all components. Products include air-cooled bare compressors, boosters and vacuum pumps. A-Series compressors include heavy duty cast iron construction, counterbalanced crankshaft to ensure smooth operation, deep-finned cylinders and heads, which quickly dissipate the heat of compression. Superior lubrication is accomplished through a gear driven positive displacement oil pump powered by the crankshaft. A-series bares and boosters are ideal for petroleum refineries, oil rigs, plant air and vacuum, ore mines, engine starting and well head servicing.

Specifications and Features

  • 15-40 hp (compressor or booster)
  • Up to 350 psig operating pressure
  • Single & Two Stage
  • Pressure Lubricated
  • Heavy-duty cast iron construction
  • Factory filled with  ChampLub 500

Champion A-Series Design Advantages

  • ASME pressure relief valve protects the intercooler and first stage from over pressure.
  • Suction unloading valves provide loadless starting and stopping as well as quick response to capacity demands.
  • Removable hand-hole plate allows easy access to the internal running gear.
  • Tri-Metal insert bearings are two-piece for quick and easy replacement.
  • Counterbalanced crankshaft assures smooth operation.
  • Reliable disc valves provide low lift and long life.
  • Replaceable piston pin bearings are very economical when replacement becomes necessary.
  • Interstage intercooler provides maximum cooling for the most efficient operation and low power consumption (AVLAVCAA only).
  • Deep-finned cylinders and heads quickly dissipate the heat of compression.
  • Crankshaft ends are supported by large tapered roller bearings for smooth operation and long life.
  • Oil pressure gauge assures the operator of lubrication system integrity.
  • The cylinders and crankcases are built of industrial strength cast iron materials.

Superior lubrication is accomplished through a gear driven oil pump powered by the crankshaft. The pressurized system ensures complete lubrication to the crankshaft, connecting rods, bearings and piston pins. Full flow, spin-on oil filter ensures impurities are removed before the lubricant contacts any internal components. Oil pressure gauge is conveniently mounted to display the oil pressure.

Concentric ring design incorporates both the inlet and outlet valves in one assembly. Designed to give 100% exposure to the air flow for maximum efficiency (i.e. more CFM per HP). Discs and springs are made of AISI 420 stainless steel to give dependable corrosion-free and fatigue-free service life.

Champion Advantage Series

The Advantage Series is a fully packaged unit with all of the additional accessories customers need included. Advantage series compressors are typically shipped from the factory in 24 hours or less. Compressors are shipped ready to install and operate. Each new assembled unit has a five-year, pro-rated warranty on the compressor pump.

Specifications and Features

  • 5 – 25 hp
  • Maximum Pressure Up to 175 psig
  • 16.5 – 90.1 acfm at 175 psig
  • Two Stage, Splash Lubricated
  • Tank Mounted, Simplex and Duplex Models
  • Vertical or Horizontal Configurations
  • Package comes standard with up to six pre-installed options
  • Factory filled with ChampLub lubricant

Champion Advantage Design Advantages

  • Convenience. Each package comes standard with up to six, pre-installed options: magnetic starter, auto tank drain, vibration isolator pads, low oil level monitor, air cooled aftercooler, duplex control panel.
  • Confidence. Each compressor features a five-year, pro-rated warranty on all pumps and a five-year warranty on electric motors and receivers.
  • Cost-Efficiency. Fully-equipped packages mean lower purchase prices and installation costs.
  • Configuration. Advantage Series configuration provide maximum versatility in every application.
  • Competitive Advantage. Unique features make the Advantage Series more competitive. From its heavy-duty design to its ease of maintenance, the Advantage Series exemplifies reliability, durability and quality.

Champion Value Plus

The Value Plus Line of Air Compressors was engineered for industrial applications that require a gas or electric driven compressor. Each compressor was designed with top quality bearings, cast iron cylinders, and vibration free compressor pumps to ensure longevity of compressor package. With a low initial purchase price, this compressor is a fantastic value!

Specifications and Features

  • 3 – 15 hp
  • Up to 175 psig
  • 14 – 44.4 acfm at 175 psig & 10.2 acfm at 100 psig
  • Single & Two-Stage Splash Lubricated
  • Electric or Engine Driven
  • Horizontal or Vertical Configuration
  • 2-Year compressor pump warranty

Champion Value Plus Design Advantages

When you purchase a Champion Value Plus air compressor, you know you have purchased one of the finest compressors in the industry. The Value Plus compressor line was engineered for industrial applications that require a gas or electric driven compressor. Each compressor was designed with top quality bearings, cast iron cylinders, and vibration free compressor pumps to insure longevity of the compressor package.

  • Large flywheel blades for maximum cooling
  • Heavy duty inlet filter silencers for quiet operation and maximum particulate protection
  • High profile fin design on cylinders and heads to ensure cool, vibration free operation and long life
  • Oil level site glass for ease of operation
  • Totally enclosed belt guard
  • ASME code air receivers
  • OSHA approved belt guard

Champion Centurion II

The Champion Centurion II compressor is engineered to deliver industrial-rated dependability at an affordable price. The RV line offers maximum installation versatility. Each compressor features durable cast-iron construction, industrial grade filter and silencer and alloy steel reed valves.

Specifications and Features

  • 5 – 15 hp
  • Up to 175 psig
  • 16.5 – 49 acfm at 175 psig rating
  • Tank Mounted, Vertical or Horizontal Configuration
  • Two-Stage, Splash Lubricated Compressor Pump
  • Automatic Start/Stop Operation
  • Factory filled with ChampLub AC lubricant

Centurion II Design Advantages

  • Special alloy steel reed valves with self-cleaning valve design maintain peak performance throughout the life of the compressor
  • Cast iron cylinders and heads offer industrial-rated, rugged dependability
  • Bucket high tank drain for ease of moisture removal
  • Industrial grade intake filter and silencer
  • Oil level site glass for easy monitoring
  • Deep finned intercooler for cool operation
  • ASME air receiver
  • OSHA approved enclosed beltguard
  • NEMA-Rated electric motors