The Model GBS-30 and GBS-60 Gas Booster Systems are complete and ready to operate. All that is required is an air supply for the pump (approximately 70 psi) and a commercially available container of compressed gas.
The steel console is 26" wide, 24" deep, 40" high and includes manual valves, air regulator, filter and lubricator, air gauge, high pressure gauge, reservoir, oil filter, pump, gas booster and related high pressure tubing and fittings.
Operation is by means of an air operated hydraulic pump which pressurizes one end of the gas booster which then compresses the gas in the opposite end of the booster. To accomplish this, the gas inlet valve is opened to permit gas to fill the gas end of the booster. Check valves are provided to permit gas flow in one direction only. With the gas outlet valve open, the hydraulic pump is operated in order to pressurize the hydraulic end of the booster. Thus, the gas is compressed in the booster. If required pressure is not reached by the end of the stroke, the gas booster can easily be recycled for additional strokes.
Note the gauge on these systems is connected to the hydraulic side of the booster. On the Model GBS-30 which has a 1 to 1 ratio, there is a direct reading of the pressure in the gas end of the booster. The Model GBS-60 has a 30 to 1 ratio and the gauge will accordingly indicate a reading of one-thirtieth (1/30) of the actual pressure in the gas end of the booster. An additional gauge can be furnished for connection to the gas end of the booster to provide direct pressure readings of the gas pressure.
Details of the gas boosters are shown on facing page 117. These systems should not be used with hydrogen or oxygen.
30,000 psi Gas Booster System (One-to-one ratio - 112 cubic inch per stroke displacement) 17-4PH stainless steel construction)
60,000 psi Gas Booster System (Thirty-to-one ratio - 4.7 cubic inch per stroke displacement) (4340 alloy steel construction)
Gas Booster Specifications
Model GB-30 30,000 psi
The Model GB-30 Gas Booster is rated for use up to 30,000 psi and has a one-to-one ratio. Displacement per stroke is 112 cubic inches (1835 ml).
Material of construction is 17-4PH stainless steel for the body and covers. The piston is supplied in brass with other materials available as an option. Standard O-ring material for the covers and piston is BUNA-N (nitrile).
Standard connections supplied are for 1/4" O.D. High Pressure tubing (HF4 connection) at each end.
The Model GB-30 can be supplied as a separate unit or with the complete system (Model GBS-30) shown on page 11.6.
The Model GB-30 should not be used with hydrogen or oxygen.
Model GB-60 60,000 psi
The Model GB-60 Gas Booster is rated for use up to 60,000 psi and has a thirty-to-one (30-1) ratio. Thus, 60,000 psi can be obtained at the high pressure end using only 2,000 psi inlet pressure. Displacement per stroke is 4.7 cubic inches (77 ml).
Material of construction is Type 4340 alloy steel (or equivalent) properly heat treated for use at high pressure. Other internal materials include 17-4PH stainless steel and aluminum bronze. Seals include BUNA-N (nitrile) O-rings and a Parker Poly Pak®.
Standard connections supplied are for 1/4" O.D. High Pressure tubing (HF4 on the high pressure end and AF4 on the low pressure end).
The Model GB-60 can be supplied as a separate unit or with the complete system (Model GBS-60) shown on page 11.6.
The Model GB-60 should not be used with hydrogen or oxygen.
Special Gas Boosters and Intensifiers
High Pressure Equipment Company has designed and supplied numerous gas boosters and intensifiers to meet the customer's special requirements. A price quotation can be made by advising us of the requirements including: media (gas or liquid) to be pressurized, maximum outlet pressure required, available inlet pressure and required displacement per stroke.