The KBB (900 RPM) and KBV (750 RPM) are Ariel's largest compressor frames. Both frames are rated up to 10,000 horsepower with 190,000 lbf combined tension and compression rod loads. They are especially well-suited for use in pipeline, storage, and high-pressure injection applications. A complete line of gathering and pipeline cylinders ensure maximum usage of the horsepower and rod load rating of these frames. The KBB and KBV frames are available in four- and six-throw configurations.
As with all Ariel compressors, regular, minimal maintenance insures a lifetime of continuous, trouble-free operation.