The gas booster pump is powered by compressed air and continuously outputs low-pressure gas pressure. The final output pressure can be increased to twice or even tens of times the pressure of the power source, making it a pollution-free gas booster device. According to the output pressure and structural form, it is further divided into low-pressure pumps and high-pressure pumps. The low-pressure pump is mainly used to maintain the normal operation of the pneumatic device and meet the local high-pressure gas consumption requirements of the equipment when the on-site gas source pressure is insufficient or unstable, and the minimum operating pressure of the pneumatic device cannot be guaranteed. High pressure pumps are mainly used for boosting non ordinary compressed air applications, such as boosting nitrogen, helium, argon, etc. to tens of megapascals and loading them into high-pressure gas storage tanks.
Advantages of pneumatic booster pumps
Price: The price of the air booster pump is much cheaper than that of the high-pressure air compressor.
Energy saving: Many factories now have sufficient air supply to drive the booster pump to work, reducing the power consumption of purchasing high-pressure air compressors. When the air booster pump reaches the predetermined pressure, it will automatically stop working, and the consumption is zero.
Simple maintenance: The structure of the air booster pump is much simpler than that of an air compressor. There is no motor, and the main vulnerable part is the sealing ring. If there is a problem with the sealing ring, it is simple and convenient to remove the sealing ring and replace it with a new one.
Pressure can be adjusted at will: Based on the characteristics of the air booster pump, the pressure of the driving air source can be adjusted to achieve the adjustable output high pressure, achieving the performance of stepless pressure regulation.
Flexible application: Different models can be selected based on the proportion and flow rate to be pressurized, which can better achieve energy-saving and emission reduction effects.
High pressure increase: Air can be pressurized to 800 kilograms (80MPa).
High safety: Because it is pneumatic, there is no electric spark and can be used in various explosion-proof situations.
Gas purity protection: The booster cylinder and drive cylinder of the booster pump can be separated to protect the purity of the gas, which is a blessing for equipment with high gas purity requirements.
Noise and small volume: For workshops or laboratories with high noise requirements, the air booster pump only has a sound of over 50 decibels, just like two people talking softly. Compared to high-pressure air compressors, the volume of the air booster pump is much smaller, making it more suitable for places with existing venues.
Disadvantages of gas booster pumps
Air consumption: Pneumatic booster pumps are products of the pneumatic booster category that rely on the high-pressure pressure generated by the reciprocating movement inside the pump body for customers to choose from. However, due to the determination of the air consumption of pneumatic booster pumps, some places cannot use pneumatic booster pumps. For example, some manufacturers have limited sources of driving gas, which cannot meet the air consumption requirements of pneumatic booster pumps and do not plan to purchase another compressed air machine, Using some gas cylinders as the driving gas is not acceptable. This type of customer cannot use pneumatic booster pumps.
Flow rate: The flow rate of the pneumatic booster pump is limited, and this parameter is the biggest factor that customers cannot choose to purchase a pneumatic booster pump. If customers have high requirements for flow rate and cannot introduce multiple parallel pumps, it is not recommended for customers to choose a pneumatic booster pump.