Difference Between a Compressor & Booster

Oil-Free Gas Compressors

Our Gas compressors compress gas from Atmospheric (14.7 psia inlet) to ~200 psig
The weight of a column of air at sea level is 14.7 psi(a), typical gauge pressure or psig reads 0 psi(g)
To get from the atmospheric inlet of 14.7 psia to 125 psig a compressor leverages the inlet pressure 8 times. Compression ratio of ~8:1…
If we wanted to go from atmospheric to 600 psig a compressor must be capable of a compression ratio of over 40:1
Compress (Boost) 0 psig (14.7 psia) inlet to 600 psig outlet, Compression Ratio = 40.8 : 1

With current screw technology and manufacturing capability, it is not economical to have a single compressor or piece of equipment to do this…


Oil-Free Boosters

Our Boosters Compress air & gases from 50-100 psig inlet to 3000 psi
A Booster uses supercharged air from a primary source like a screw compressor and compresses it further

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Screw Compressor Ratio X Reciprocating Compressor Ratio, Compression Ratio = 40.8 : 1


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