Monday, June 24, 2013

High-Pressure Air: Big Headaches?

One of the areas that we have specialized in at Hope Air Systems is high-pressure air primarily as a result of applying over 300 PET bottle blowing systems which produce 500 to 600 PSI. This has caused us to review all the available equipment on the market and select the most logical and reliable piece for each industrial application.

There are various high-pressure applications Hope has supplied are as follows:
  • High pressure gauge and safety testing – 3000 psi
  • Laser cutting – 500 PSI
  • Nitrogen boosting – 300 PSI
  • Torpedo testing – 5000 psi
  • PET bottle blowing – 400/550 PSI
  • Power plant breaker application – 800/1000 psi
Many of these applications require flows under 150 CFM, required in a particular location for an unusual use. Sometimes we can use boosters from plant air but usually require a minimum of 125 PSI to 145 PSI dependent on the discharge pressure. In the right application we've had excellent luck with boosters.

When appropriate plant air pressure is not available we have found an excellent compressor from a German manufacturer by the name of Sauer Compressors who have a number of different units that go from 230 psi to 7250 PSI. After trying a number of different brands we found that the Sauer product is not only extremely dependable has excellent technical and part support from Maryland.

This may sound like a bit of an advertisement that it really is meant to let people know that there are reliable alternatives to small specialty high-pressure units which cause big headaches for a little compressor application.

Bring us your issues with high-pressure air and we will have a realistic solution. Please call Frank at 508-351-1817 or email: