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Air System

Air system came on line in 1976 ($400K at that time). Currently has 2,000 ft3 actual volume total air storage at 2,200 psi (1,100 at ZL3, 900 at ZL1)

air system compressors

  • Two Ingersoll Rand ESH-2 125 HP compressors – 0.45 lb/s each with 300 psi output and 650 cu. ft storage
  • Ingersoll Rand TVH 250 HP compressor – 500 psi discharge at 0.85 lb/s
  • Ingersoll Rand ESH-2 150 HP booster – 2200 psi discharge at 0.68 lb/s and 950/1074 ft3 storage at ZL-1/ZL-3
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Air heater

Natural gas fired clean air heater - New in 2015
  • 1,500 degF maximum discharge temperature (maintained at up to 8 lbm/sec)
  • 850 psi maximum operating pressure


Air system