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Reavell Compressors: High Pressure Compressors

Reduced Operating Cost to a Global Customer Base

Through the Reavell brand Gardner Denver specialises in high pressure lubricated compression technology, with its skilled and knowledgeable global team boasting over a century of experience within the sector.

Creating bespoke solutions to meet our customers’ needs, Gardner Denver has become renowned for providing high quality turnkey solutions in specialist air and gas applications by utilising the latest technological innovations combined with a Reavell lubricated piston compressor.

From simple compressors through to complex custom-engineered solutions, Reavell covers a wide range of applications in support of some of the world’s leading companies.

Reavell was founded over a century ago on the 11 June 1898 as Reavell & Co Ltd. Engineers. Founded by Sir William Reavell on Ranelagh Road in Ipswich, the organisation specialised in steam engines and quadruplex compressors. Valued by engineering organisations and institutions for its durability and quality, Reavell compressors were used during the construction of the London Underground, the infancy stages of submarine warfare and the starting of diesel engines on British battleships and transatlantic ocean liners.

During the next decades Reavell equipment became increasingly popular across the world, leading the way in the usage of Compressed Natural Gas as a fuel source, while establishing Reavell quality as the unchallenged global benchmark for Heliox deep sea breathing applications.

Our engineering teams have been at the forefront of lubricated high compression systems for over a century. Combining class-leading technology leadership with a unique pedigree, our systems prove to be the solution of choice.

As an integral brand of Gardner Denver, Reavell is now manufactured in the high pressure Centre of Excellence based in Redditch (Birmingham), UK. Reavell has spent the last century dedicated to engineering excellence with complete commitment to total systems solutions.

Combining state-of-the-art product development, a unique testing facility and streamlined assembly with the industry’s leading refurbishment capability, Reavell’s product range is the envy of the sector.

Industry Areas of Expertise

Reavell specialises in high pressure compression technology, with its skilled and knowledgeable global team
boasting over a century of experience within the sector.

Renowned for providing high quality turnkey solutions, Reavell can assist with specialist air and gas requirements, utilising the latest technological innovations to create bespoke solutions that meet your requirements.

CNG Oil and Gas Marine
High Pressure Compressors for CNG Reavell Compressors for the Oil & Gas Industries Reavell Marine Compressors
With over 2,000 Compressed Natural Gas compression units supplied worldwide, Reavell is a global leader in the design, manufacture and installation of ready-to-run CNG refuelling stations, offering three decades of unrivalled engineering pedigree. Our high compression units are able to withstand even the most harsh and hostile environments. Installations vary from oil platforms, miles from shore, naval battle groups, marine applications and merchant vessels all over the world. Our team of specialist engineers and project managers work with you to plan, specify and build a bespoke solution for your requirements which will perform exactly as you need no matter how complex.

Performance Summary

Air Quality: Lubricated Reavell Compressor Block
Cooling: Air and Water
No. of Blocks: 12
Pressure: 2.5 to 414 barg 36 to 6004 psig
Flow: 4.9 - 1600 m3/hr 2.8 to 941 CFM

Air Cooled Compressors

For the Air Cooled compressor unit, all excess heat is transferred to the ambient air environment. Utilised in GD’s small as well as largest compression units, this type of cooling is flexible and adaptable to many applications.

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Low Cost of Ownership

Low piston speeds reduce wear increasing component life

Forced air inter stage and final stage cooling ensuring no requirement for additional after coolers increasing life expectancy of compressor and lubricants. Increases service intervals, lowering running costs

Low Power Consumption

Electric motor driven sets offer energy efficiency with low operating noise

Small Compressor Footprint Compact skid designs to optimise available installation space
Long term reliability

90o cylinder configuration for excellent balance

Simple Installation

Anti-vibration mounts reduces compressor vibration so no need for specialist foundations

Low Cost Maintenance

No lifting gear required for top end service, fast service, with reduced down time

High efficiency intake filter and silencer with replaceable element, gives fast simple service, with reduced down time

Air Cooled Compressors: Performance Envelope

rReavell Air Cooled Compressor Envelope

Water Cooled Compressors

For the water cooled compression unit, all excess heat is transferred to the cooling water contained within the internal cooling system. The potential to link this system to an external water conditioning cooler makes this choice particularly attractive in a high temperature situations.

Features and Benefits

Features Benefits
Low Cost of Ownership

Low piston speeds reduce wear increasing component life

Low Power Consumption

Electric motor driven sets offer energy efficiency with low operating noise

Small Compressor Footprint Compact skid designs to optimise available installation space
Long term reliability

90o cylinder configuration for excellent balance

Simple Installation

Can be installed in a range of industrial or marine environments, suitable for direct cooling by fresh or sea water or from integral closed radiator circuit system

Low Cost Maintenance

Direct valve access, no removal of other components, valves can be replaced in less than five minutes

Water Cooled Compressors: Performance Envelope

Reavell Water Cooled Compressor Envelope

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