AIR COMPRESSOR CASE STUDIES

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Oil Free Chemical Transfer Air Compressor Hycomp Air Compressor

Model: 2WN150
Gas: Air
Suction Pressure: Ambient at sea level
Discharge Pressure: 220 psig
Flow: 110 scfm

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The paper production division of a major sustainable forestry company needed a high pressure oil free air compressor for the loading and unloading of chlorine from railroad tank cars. The customer utilizes pure chlorine to cleanse the wood pulp in their paper manufacturing process.

In the transfer process from freight train tank cars, compressed air acts as a cushion when loading the railcar, and pressurizes the railcar during unloading. An oil free air compressor was very important because contamination of the chlorine would damage the customer’s final product.

The 2WN150 oil free air compressor was applied to provide true continuous duty air at 220 psig and a steady flow of 110 scfm. The customer required a total redundancy of equipment so two complete compressor systems were purchased and installed.

Hydropnuematic Oil Free Air Compressor Hycomp Air Compressor

Model: 3AN44V
Gas: Air
Suction Pressure: Ambient at 5682 ft. ASL
Discharge Pressure: 520 psig
Flow: 20 scfm

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A water conservancy company was installing a pump station in Lost Canyon, Utah and needed to protect the station against water hammer damage. Similar to a surge protector for electronic devices, a hydropneumatic tank provides the cushioning needed to protect a large water system. It was paramount to have an oil free air compressor that would not contaminate the culinary water. They also needed to create 520 psig continuously, at 5862 ft. above sea level (ASL), to provide the required cushioning.

Hycomp’s 3AN44V air compressor system was chosen to meet their process needs. A custom support frame system to mount the compressor on top of a 120 gallon storage tank was also designed to reduce the installation footprint of the equipment. A pair of identical compressor systems were installed to provide guaranteed redundancy of equipment.

Once installed, the customer reported that the Hycomp air compressors ran smoother, quieter and cooler than they had anticipated. More importantly, the water system is protected from water hammer and surge damage with no additional contamination exposure.

Oil Free Air Compressor - Nitrogen Generator Feed Hycomp Air Compressor

Model: 2WN35 Duplex
Gas: Air, Ambient
Suction Pressure: 0 psig
Discharge Pressure: 220 psig
Flow: 21 scfm

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The base hospital at the United States Air Force base in Lackland, Texas needed a continuous supply of high pressure 220 psig oil free air to feed their nitrogen generating system. Few compressor manufacturers are able to supply true continuous duty oil free air at this elevated pressure, as the USAF discovered.

Because of our reliable track record, developed through previous compressors supplied for the USAF, Hycomp was asked to solve this high pressure oil free air application.

Our 2WAN35 oil free water-cooled duplex compressor system produced the required continuous-duty elevated pressure of 220 psig and flow of 21 scfm. Years of dependable operation have been provided with this system since 2001.

Hydropnuematic Oil Free Air Compressor Hycomp Air Compressor

Model: 3AN44V
Gas: Air
Suction Pressure: Ambient
Discharge Pressure: 420 psig
Flow: 19 scfm

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A municipal water district required a new water system using hydropneumatic tanks to buffer and absorb water hammer shocks. The tanks needed to be pressurized to 350 psig, and the compressors had to be oil free and rated for continuous duty.

A Hycomp 3-stage oil free air compressor was installed to meet this requirement. Because the unit was located in the mountains, a space heater was installed on the premium efficiency motor. Intercoolers included moisture separators that were also heat taped. A crankcase heater was included on the compressor to overcome cold temperatures. A heavy-duty inlet filter with rain hood was also included.

The city water has been protected due to the shock absorbing capability of the hydropnuematic tanks, and the compressors meet the strict requirements for drinking water. Hycomp oil free compressors are often used successfully in this type of application.

Hydropnuematic Oil Free Air Compressor Hycomp Air Compressor

Model: 3AN44V
Gas: Air
Suction Pressure: Ambient
Discharge Pressure: 250 psig
Flow: 34 scfm

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The City of North Las Vegas required a new culinary drinking water system. Hydropneumatic tanks were recommended to buffer and absorb water hammer shocks. The compressors needed to be oil free, air cooled and rated for true continuous duty at 250 psig.

Because of the high discharge pressures and requirement for continuous duty, two Hycomp 3-stage oil free air compressors were specified and installed. An air cooled after cooler and separator were also installed to ensure cool air temperatures for the hydropneumatic surge tanks.

After installation the customer reported that the compressors were running smooth, quiet and cool. Continuous operation at 250 psig was no problem for the two Hycomp air cooled units, and these oil free air compressors meet the strict regulations for drinking water.

News: Air Boosters

Air Compressors Or Boosters?

An air booster utilizes a small amount of existing plant air and boosts it to your high pressure requirements. Hycomp air boosters produce high air pressure with less horse power, less initial cost and are smaller than stand alone air compressors. Our air boosters are easier to install and increase your overall energy efficiency.

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