Vertical Reciprocating

​The Howden vertical reciprocating compressors series "SK" and "P" cover an area of the lower capacity (lower than horizontal reciprocating compressors). They are the optimal solution for low space locations and requirements. Our vertical compressors can be configured as a single- to-four cylinder design.


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Key Features

  • Capacity control can be arranged by variable speed regulation, clearance pockets and valve regulations.
  • A design with dual acting or single acting cylinders can be offered when required by the process.


  • ​Multi or single stage compression on a small footprint.
  • Water or air cooled to reduce the footprint further.
  • Designed for maintenance, to assure easy access to components requiring routine maintenance.


  • ​Biogas, Biomass, food, pharmaceutical, chemical and textile industries, and the delivery of natural gas for turbines or corrosive gases like chlorine.

Why choose Howden vertical reciprocating compressors?

Biogas compression expertise

Our extensive experience and knowledge on vertical compressors have led to a long list of references on biogas compression.

Product support

We believe in our products, and in their capacity to provide long term, high value service. We are committed to maintaining and where possible enhancing their performance and extending their working life. Our first commitment, however, is to the customers who have placed their trust in Howden compressors. All of our aftersales services are designed to offer them confidence, security, and peace of mind.

Easy installation

Skid-mounted units can be supplied with all ancillary and control equipment in place, pre-tested and ready for fast, simple integration on-site.


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