Air-driven Air and Gas Boosters are available for pressures from 50 psi (3.4 bar) to 4500 psi (306 bar). 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.
* Note: All oxygen and nitrogen boosters for aviation are distributed exclusively by Taughannock Aviation.
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.