Centrifugal compressors directly driven by high-speed electric motors for applications up to 15 MW / 20,000 hp
Clean, efficient and convenient, ICL is the ideal compression solution when a small footprint and low noise level are important.
Instead of a combustion engine, ICL has a high-speed electric motor fully integrated with the compressor in a single sealed casing. It’s a high-efficiency induction motor, proven by 4 million hours of successful operation over 15 years. The rotor is levitated by active magnetic bearings (AMBs) and a precision control system. This eliminates parts contact and wear, lube oil systems and dry gas seals – so there are no fluids to leak or dispose of, and no depressurization required on shutdown.
These units have a much wider operating range than conventional compressors: 35-105% of nominal speed versus the typical 70-105% – and its efficiency remains high and stable over the entire range. With 40% lower requested maintenance than conventional compressors, ICL provides exceptional reliability and availability no matter where it’s installed.
And it does all this while producing zero emissions, which is why it’s a certified ecomaginationSM product – significantly and measurably improving customers’ environmental and operating performance.