Market launch of high-pressure compressors: Sauer Compressors launches the SAUER Orkan series

Kiel. Starting signal for series production: Sauer Compressors offers a new series of high-pressure compressors for industrial applications. The SAUER Orkan series is now available in the first four standard types. They 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.

When developing the SAUER Orkan high-pressure series, Sauer Compressors focused precisely on the requirements of the gas industry. 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. Special features are 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 now introduced 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 and a high-pressure nitrogen booster with a maximum final pressure of 350 barg and a suction pressure of 4 to 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.

Cooling redesigned

The SAUER Orkan series features an innovative cooling concept and enables pure air cooling, which is unique on the market in the power class up to 110 kW drive power. The CubeCooler achieves re-cooling temperatures that are more than 30 percent lower than conventional configurations. This high performance results from the radial arrangement of the coolers around the combined fan and flywheel

Successful practical testing

“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,” explains Gregor Bruhn, Head of Global Product Management at Sauer Compressors. With the new series, the Kiel-based compressor manufacturer completes its portfolio of high-pressure compressors up to 500 barg and now covers the entire range from 4 to 230 kW.

Sauer Compressors is a medium-sized German group of companies with 14 international subsidiaries. The company looks back on more than 135 years of history and over 85 years of experience in compressed air and gas technology. These days, the focus is on the development, manufacture and sale of oil-lubricated, and oil-free medium- and high-pressure compressors for applications in commercial shipping, industry and navy. The four product lines SAUER, HAUG, GIRODIN and EK focus on specific fields of application. The SAUER line comprises oil-lubricated high-pressure compressors for a wide variety of applications, while HAUG stands for oil-free, dry-running and hermetically gas-tight compressors. The GIRODIN and EK lines offer special compressors for the naval market. The modern reciprocating compressors for the compression of air and various gases reach pressures of 20 to 500 barg. In addition to standard products, customized solutions are offered for every type of application for individual customers, OEMs and globally active companies. With a worldwide network of representatives and partners, Sauer is always close to its customers. By supplementing the compressor range with high-quality accessories, engineering services, assembly, and service concepts, Sauer provides complete system solutions right up to complete turnkey installations.

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