Air-driven Gas Boosters

Air-driven Gas Boosters

Compact and lightweight (13 lb/6 kg) boosters for portable uses

Air-driven Air and Gas Boosters are available for pressures from 50 psi (3.4 bar) to 4500 psi (306 bar). Also suitable for natural gas, methane, hydrogen and other common industrial gasses. Compact and lightweight (13 lb/6 kg) for portable uses. High-pressure models use exhaust air to cool boosted gas. The model OB-30 Oxygen Booster used in Ground Support Operations delivers up to 2500 psi.

All models of air and gas boosters come equipped with an integral pressure regulator and available shut-off valve (manual or solenoid) as well as pressure gauge options. Refer to performance curves for flow rates and pressures, as different models operate at peak efficiency with a prescribed inlet gas pressure.

Features & Benefits

Air-driven, Positive-displacement Operation

  • Consumes no compressed air or electric power while maintaining pressures up to 5,000 psi (340 bar) for hours on end.
  • Does not generate heat during the pump cycle or while maintaining pressure. Eliminates the need for the oversized oil reservoirs or heat exchangers that are present in many hydraulic pump systems.
  • Nearly 100% efficient, so no energy is wasted in achieving the task at hand.

Compact and Lightweight

  • Allows for portable operation. Most systems weigh less than 15 lbs (7 kg).
  • Easy to install. Most systems require an air connection and two hydraulic lines.
  • Makes replacement and maintenance less frequent/labor intensive.
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IDI air-driven air and gas boosters operate on the exact same principal as the E, H & P air-driven liquid pumps, the main difference being that the liquid being pumped is gaseous. The other difference is the use of all non-ferrous construction materials to mitigate the possibility of corrosion.

As with all IDI products, drive and boost media should be maintained at the cleanest level possible. Many applications use the gas booster to scavenge gas from an industrial bottle. When scavenging gas, bottles should not be positioned horizontally, as residue present in the bottle has a higher risk of ingress from a side-lying arrangement.

Air and gas boosters are, for the most part, built to a standard, so deliveries are normally less than one week. Rebuilds and parts are available on a quick-turn basis.

IDI has also developed a software program for the gas boosters that can predict time required and drive consumption for specified conditions.

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  • * Safety Note: There is an inherent risk associated with pressurized oxygen systems. Please follow all relevant safety procedures when operating gas boosters.
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