Portable Air Compressors - A Comprehensive Guide

Air compressors have many uses, whether it is wheel inflation or high power applications in an industrial manufacturing plant, their uses are invaluable.

Portable air compressors mean you can benefit from all these uses, on the go! There is a variety of different types of portable compressor. It is important that you choose the correct compressor with the right power, capacity and pressure for your application.

To help, CompAir has compiled a comprehensive list of portable compressor types to help you understand their uses and benefits, please click here to read more >>

CompAir is now offering its range of portable, TurboScrew compressors with a Stage IV emissions compliant engine.

Launched at the company’s recent portable compressor conference in Gaydon, Warwickshire, the new TurboScrew compressors feature a QSB-series Cummins engine with Selective Catalytic Reduction Technology (SCRT®) exhaust after treatment system.

The system features an oxidation catalytic convertor and diesel particle filter (DPF), and is capable of removing almost all of the nitrogen oxide emissions and other pollutants from diesel exhaust gases in accordance with EC directive 97/68/EG Stage 4 final.

Commenting on the launch, Steve Downes, Sales Director - UK & Ireland at Gardner Denver said: “The launch of the Stage IV compliant units further strengthens the proven TurboScrew range. These compressors meet the requirements for numerous mobile compressed air applications, particularly where high efficiency and low emissions are required.”

About the TurboScrew range

Weighing in at less than 3500 kg, TurboScrew compressors can be easily towed and are capable of producing pressures from 9 to 24 bar - making them ideal for a range of applications, from dry ice blasting to geothermal drilling.

Using patented bi-turbo technology, the TurboScrew compressors are engineered with two turbochargers powering a CompAir screw compressor unit, with the addition of an engine exhaust gas turbine to pre-compress the inlet air before it enters the compression chamber.

This delivers approximately 14% more energy to the compressor than conventional technologies (measured under full load conditions). In average site conditions where the demand varies between idle, part load and full load, the TurboScrew consumes up to 30% less diesel than most of the conventional compressors on the market, resulting in significant cost savings.

Photo caption: Done Deal - Bristol-based compressor hire company, N.A.B Plant Engineering placed an order for five, Stage IV compliant TurboScrew machines at Gardner Denver’s portable compressor conference.