Mayekawa Keeps Legacy Recips Running

Overhaul variations key to equipment longevity

A Mayekawa mechanic performs maintenance on one of the company's reciprocating compressors.

Mayekawa Canada doesn’t worry about the longevity of its reciprocating compressors, which are used in propane refrigeration applications.

When the compressor itself is known to outlast the building around it, its safe to assume this equipment has a knack for survival.

“We see it often – the gas plant around the compressor becomes economically unfeasible,” said Curtis Smith, service sales manager, Mayekawa Canada. “They will shut down a gas plant around our compressor before they sell off the compressor.”

A Mayekawa reciprocating compressor’s longevity, however, isn’t strictly determined in its build quality.

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This story first appeared in the August-September issue of COMPRESSORTECH2. We only publish a fraction of our magazine content online, so for more great content, get every issue in your inbox/mailbox and access to our digital archives with a free subscription.

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