reciprocating piston compressor / natural gas / stationary / electrically-powered
API 618 GE Compressors



  • Type:

    natural gas

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  • Power source:


  • Technology:

    reciprocating piston

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  • Other characteristics:

    rugged, modular

  • Applications:

    industrial, petrochemical


Flexible modular designs for long-term reliability and minimized costs
After more than 80 years of industry-leading performance, BHGE’s API618 compressors are renowned for low pulsation and vibration — which translates directly to exceptional efficiency, smooth operation, low maintenance and low power consumption. They are used across a wide range of refinery, petrochemical and natural gas applications — including LDPE, hydrocracking, ammonia, refrigeration, re-injection and gas lift.

Our proven modular design allows for 1 to 10 cylinders on a single frame, with a cylinder size of up to 1,250 mm. Machines range from 100 kW up to 40 MW, with pressure capabilities up to 800 bar. There are 10 models to choose from with designs and materials optimized for each application including a fully balanced crank mechanism specifically designed for offshore applications.

No matter what the application or unique site challenges, we can supply a fully integrated solution including motor, vessels, piping, supports and control panel.