German company Sauer Compressors has introduced its latest high pressure products
The new Orkan series of high-pressure compressors for industrial applications is will be available in the first four standard types, and are suitable for the compression of many gases and a wide variety of applications. A newly developed magnetic coupling makes the compressors hermetically gas-tight.
The basic feature of the series is a flexible modular system. It includes air-cooled, oil-lubricated piston compressors with an output of up to 110 kW for final pressures of up to 500 barg as well as booster types with suction pressures of up to 16 barg. Other features include the hermetic gas-tightness due to the maintenance-free and wear-free magnetic coupling, and regarding the high-power class its extremely compact dimensions and the clearly arranged design.
The standard types also include two high-pressure compressors for air with maximum final pressures of 350 and 500 barg respectively, a high-pressure helium compressor with a maximum final pressure of 350 barg, a high-pressure nitrogen booster with a maximum final pressure of 350 barg, and a suction pressure of 4-8 barg. In each case easy operation is ensured with the intelligent Sauer ecc 4.0 control system. Other standard types, for example for CNG and hydrogen, will follow in the future. This series’s flexible modular system provides the possibility of individual ETO (engineered-to-order) machines that are precisely tailored to customer requirements.
Furthermore, these compressors come with a redesigned cooling system. It enables pure air cooling, which goes up to 110 kW drive power. The CubeCooler achieves re-cooling temperatures that are more than 30% lower than conventional configurations. This high performance results from the radial arrangement of the coolers around the combined fan and flywheel.
"The practical suitability of the SAUER Orkan series has been impressively confirmed by long-term field tests at internationally operating gas companies. Since then dozens of installations have already been carried out," said Gregor Bruhn, head of global product management at Sauer Compressors.