EHL Group use and recommend world leading compressor manufacturers like Ingersoll Rand, Sullair, Hitachi, and Rix to enable the provision of the correct compression technology to most effectively and efficiently meet the demands of any application.
Reciprocating (Piston) compressors are a basic compressor which compresses air through the piston inside the cylinder. This compressor design structure is simple and easy to maintain. Suitable for manufacturing industries, automotive service workshops, spray painting and pneumatic tools.
A reciprocating compressor or piston compressor is a positive-displacement compressor that uses pistons driven by a crankshaft to deliver gases at high pressure. The intake gas enters the suction manifold, then flows into the compression cylinder where it gets compressed by a piston driven in a reciprocating motion via a crankshaft, and is then discharged. Applications include oil refineries, gas pipelines, chemical plants, natural gas processing plants and refrigeration plants. One specialty application is the blowing of plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Scroll compressors are a compressor which compresses air to gyrate two scroll-like heads. This design reduces the pulsing motion and vibration during operation, resulting in low noise and low vibration. The design offers more space saving solutions and the multi-drive control also improves on energy saving. Suitable for R&D laboratories, schools and specialised industries. Depending on the air requirement, the PC board controls the running of the number of scroll heads. This function not only saves energy but also optimises the operation by keeping to the required pressure.
Control Mode setting can be changed between Multi-Drive Control and Pressure Switch Control. Under Multi-Drive Control mode, the operation of SRL heads is modified automatically, responding to the need of air. The necessary pressure is maintained producing an optimized, energy-saving performance.
Screw compressors are a positive displacement type of air compressor which is able to compress air using a high performance rotor. This type of compressor can be used in many industries such as electronics, food and beverage, packaging and steel companies being some of the critical industries benefiting from these technologies
In an oil-injected rotary-screw compressor, oil is injected into the compression cavities to aid sealing and provide cooling sink for the gas charge. The oil is separated from the discharge stream, then cooled, filtered and recycled. The oil captures non-polar particulates from the incoming air, effectively reducing the particle loading of compressed-air particulate filtration. It is usual for some entrained compressor oil to carry over into the compressed-gas stream downstream of the compressor. In many applications, this is rectified by air treatment downstream, incorporated with the use of receiver tanks that reduce the local velocity of compressed air, allowing oil to condense and drop out of the air stream to be removed from the compressed-air system by condensate-management equipment.
In an oil-free compressor, the air is compressed entirely through the action of the screws, without the assistance of an oil seal. They can sometimes have lower maximal discharge pressure capability as a result. However, multi-stage oil-free compressors, where the air is compressed by several sets of screws, can achieve pressures of over 10bar. Oil-free compressors are used in applications where entrained oil carry-over is not acceptable, such as medical research and semiconductor manufacturing. However, this does not preclude the need for filtration, as hydrocarbons and other contaminants ingested from the ambient air must also be removed prior to the point of use. Therefore, air treatment identical to that used for an oil-flooded screw compressor is frequently still required to ensure a specified quality of compressed air
Booster units are designed to take an existing air feed and boost to a higher pressure. These units offer an energy saving alternative to booster valves and will allow up to 95% of supplied air to be discharged as against ~50% of that as supplied to a booster valve
Centrifugal compressors use a rotating disk or impeller in a shaped housing to force the gas to the rim of the impeller, increasing the velocity of the gas. A diffuser (divergent duct) section converts the velocity energy to pressure energy. They are primarily used for continuous, stationary service in industries such as oil refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants and natural gas processing plants. Their application can be from 75 kW to hundreds of kW. With multiple staging, they can achieve high output pressures greater than 10,000 psi (69 MPa). Used in Gas Turbines, pipeline compression of natural gas, oil refineries, natural gas processing, petrochemical and chemical production, and oil field application.
EHL can design and deliver a complete system of filtration and separation products for compressed air systems. EHL’s technology and experience in the field of compressed air treatment, gas filtration, and fluid separation extends from the compressor room to all points of use in your facility. Components and systems are designed and matched to ensure optimal performance. EHL can design and build solutions from concept to reality. Our partnership with leading global manufacturer and filtration provider, Donaldson Filtration, ensure a global support base for local challenges. EHL’s portfolio covers an extensive range of industrial filters, refrigeration and adsorption dryers, and condensate treatment.
Where quality requirements are exceptionally high, EHL has a selection of process filters which will enable you to reach required maximum purity standards. For these purposes EHL supplies an extensive range of pre and sub-micro filters for liquids, for compressed air, gases and sterile air systems.
EHL Nitrogen Generation Solutions – Self-Sufficiency, Reducing your costs and Carbon footprint
Going green and reducing carbon footprint has been a growing cause for many companies over the last few decades, but over the last five it’s become a business necessity to not only assist in reducing costs and save money, but appeal to a growing population of consumers and clients. Being environmentally conscious is beneficial for all facets of your business from the boardroom to clients, supply chain to production. Many clients and the market are looking for businesses that are “high sustainability”, with people looking for small ways they can contribute to minimizing their environmental impact and also create a healthy lifestyle.
According to a Harvard Business School study of 180 U.S. companies originally published in 2011, businesses classified as “high sustainability” — those that had voluntarily implemented sustainability practices — were found to outperform those classified as “low sustainability.”
In the same study, Generation Y —the largest living generation in the U.S. — made up about 51% of those who would pay more for sustainable products and solutions, 51% of those who check packaging for environmental impact labels and 49% of those who prefer to work for a sustainable company. -Marketwatch 29/7/2015
If you use cylinders, individual or packs, dewars or get a delivery in a bulk tank, your nitrogen is coming from a large manufacturing plant and delivered to you in large trucks. Conversely compare that to the solutions for localised generation. Which do you think promotes Going Green more?
EHL Nitrogen Generation solutions utilizing both modular and twin bed PSA systems for higher purity (98% – <10PPM) and membrane systems (92% – 99%) provide energy efficiency through low air to nitrogen ratios for all purity outputs therefore requiring less compressed air. Not only does it make you self-sufficient, it eliminates the need for large scale gas production plants (source of delivered nitrogen), saves you money and eliminates unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions from the energy these very big plants require and the subsequent delivery vehicles emissions delivering (and returning – in the case of cylinders).
The generator itself and any prefiltration only require minimal energy and its main driving factor is just compressed air. Compare that to the gigantic task of compressing gas into a liquid form or cryogenically separating air into its constituent gasses, and then delivering it to your facility where you covert it back into a gas losing some in the process.
There are three main factors here that are reasons for at least considering the proposition of a nitrogen generator:
1) Generators help your company promote its efforts in “Going Green”
2) It is a more cost effective way of supplying nitrogen.
3) No reliance on outside parties to produce or deliver – in-house utility self-sufficiency!
AirSep’s wide range of commercial oxygen generators have secured AirSep as the leader in on-location oxygen generation. Whether you are in need of a self-contained generator, standard generator, packaged system, cylinder refilling plant, VPSA oxygen plant, or simply have a specific application in mind, AirSep delivers innovative solutions for all of your oxygen generation needs.
Used in applications ranging from municipal water treatment to pollution control, hospitals to military installations, fish hatcheries to mining, environmental remediation to ozone generation, AirSep’s oxygen generators provide a reliable source of continuous, gaseous oxygen.
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