Odyssey Air & Nitrogen Boosters

At Hycomp, we specialize in the design, manufacture, and support of oil-free gas and air compressors and boosters for critical applications. We produce a range of standard product solutions as well as custom systems that are carefully tailored to meet the specific requirements and restrictions of the customer. Nitrogen is used in many applications, but one of the most common includes boosting the nitrogen pressure over 125 psig to accommodate specific industrial processes.

What Are Nitrogen Boosters?

Nitrogen generators produce purified gas by separating the nitrogen that is naturally present in the air. The system begins with an inlet air supply delivered from an existing plant air system or a dedicated industrial screw compressor that forces air flow at a given pressure (typically below 125 psig) through the nitrogen separating medium then onto the booster inlet. The high pressure rated booster increases the pressure to several times inlet pressure to meet the downstream process requirement. Common boosted pressure ranges from 150 to 1,000 PSIG, with some applications requiring 3,000 PSIG or higher.



Generally used for boosting 1.3 to 5 times existing pressure
5 to 75 HP
650 to 30,250 SCFH
Up to 300 PSIG
Air cooled (Water cooled available upon request)


Generally used for boosting 1.3 to 5 times existing pressure
5 to 60 HP
1,270 to 15,120 SCFH
Up to 600 PSIG
Air cooled (Water cooled available upon request)


Benefits of On-Site Nitrogen Compression

There are many benefits to investing in a nitrogen compression system for your facility. For example: 

  • It reduces costs. The cost of nitrogen is highly variable, depending on the form and current market price. While the initial cost of purchasing and installing nitrogen generation equipment may be high, a company can realize a return on investment relatively quickly (in as little as nine to 24 months). Afterward, they would only need to pay for maintenance and energy costs, which are generally much lower than the cost of constantly purchasing nitrogen gas from a supplier. 
  • It increases resource efficiency. Nitrogen delivered via truck and tank is difficult to use up completely; in most cases, some residual nitrogen remains at the bottom of the tank. In contrast, 100% of the nitrogen produced by nitrogen generators can be used. 
  • It decreases maintenance requirements. Nitrogen generators require minimal maintenance. Once they are installed within the facility, they typically only require a filter change about every five to ten years.
  • It improves employee safety. Producing nitrogen gas on-site eliminates many of the safety risks associated with getting liquid nitrogen delivered. For example, if the liquid nitrogen tank leaks while it is being unloaded from the delivery vehicle, workers could be exposed to -320° F temperatures, which can cause severe skin burns and other health issues.
  • It minimizes environmental impact. On-site nitrogen compression is more sustainable than having the gas delivered to your facility. It both eliminates the emissions that would have been produced while delivering the gas tanks as well as the tanks used to store the gas. Additionally, you don’t have to order excess nitrogen to avoid potential shortages, which reduces the risk of supply going to waste.

Nitrogen Gas Booster Applications

Nitrogen gas is inert, water soluble, and compressible, all of which make it suitable for many industrial applications. While some processes can run on nitrogen supplied by external sources, many processes require a larger amount of nitrogen gas, which necessitates the use of on-site nitrogen generators for the sake of cost-efficiency. 

Some of the industries that commonly use nitrogen gas compressors for their operations are:

  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Aviation
  • Carbon fiber curing
  • Chemical plants
  • Food, Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
  • Injection molding
  • Iron mills
  • Laser cutting
  • Offshore FPSO platforms
  • Oil and gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Semiconductor
  • Steel mills
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Contact Hycomp for Your Nitrogen Gas Booster Needs Today

Nitrogen boosters are a vital piece of equipment for many industries and applications. Need one for your facility? The experts at Hycomp have got you covered. 

Our compressor and booster products have satisfied customers across a variety of markets for over 40 years. Designed with cast iron cylinders and heads, pressure oil-lubricated crankcases, and various ring and packing materials and manufactured in the USA, you can trust them for reliable performance and safe operation. They are fully modular, with options for two cooling methods, nine block sizes, 18 packaging arrangements, and 20 cylinder sizes, so we can provide an exact solution for any nitrogen compression problem. 

To learn more about our nitrogen compressor offerings, contact us today. To discuss your equipment needs with one of our representatives, request a quote

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