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Screw Compressors

As Western Australia’s largest independent provider of air compressors, compressor products and services, Cleveland Compressed Air Services in Perth is able to provide our customers with the right screw compressors for their needs, taking into consideration their process requirements.

A screw compressor is a positive displacement rotary compressor, with two screw elements that are under continuous rotation. Due to the continuous rotation, there is very little pulsation of flow, which gives it a significant advantage over piston compressors.

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A look at our range of BOGE oil free piston air compressors

At Cleveland Compressors, we are proud to be Western Australia’s largest independent provider of air compressors, compressor products and services. Our range of air compressors is especially popular and used in various industries for purposes including tooling, instrumentation and other process applications as an energy source.Our range of BOGE oil free piston air compressors is offered as part of our wider range of oil free air compressors. Like the others, it provides customers looking for an alternative to oil lubricated compressors with top quality equipment that they can rely on.Here, we’ll look at the models that we have available in greater detail. BOGE Oil Free Piston Compressors (8, 10, 15 & 35/40 bar)Known for their reliable precision and high quality standards, BOGE offers the following variants in their oil free piston range:ASO/BSO SeriesASO(L) BSO(L) BSO(L) DM K Series K Booster PO Series ASO / ASOL SeriesFeatures: A base mounted piston compressor unit that is able to provide an individual solution to your compressed air requirements. Also available as a super-silenced model.Benefits:Lower costs and less time spent when extending your system Energy cost savings due to base-load and peak-load compressors BSO / BSOL Series1. Receiver Mounted CompressorFeatures: Its modular assembly system allows the selection of individual compressors and receiver sizes depending on the application. Also available as a super-silenced model.Benefits:No special foundations required Most economic unit designed for each compressed air demand Customised solution for each application Super-silenced model that can be installed directly in the workplace Galvanised pressure receiver2. Duplex Compressor Package – Receiver MountedFeatures: Works economically when compressed air demand fluctuates greatly. The compressors can be switched as base-load or peak-load machines, or as load and standby-compressors with 100% reserve capacity. Also available as a super-silenced model.Benefits:Energy cost savings by avoiding high power peaks Stand-by compressor for expansion, peak demand and air supply during maintenance periods Uniform loading Super-silenced model that can be installed directly in the workplace Galvanised pressure vesselBSO / BSOL DM Series1. Compressor Unit – With twin air receiversFeatures: A complete system with the compressor installed directly onto twin air receivers.2. Compressor Station – With twin air receivers and membrane dryerFeatures: Provides simple compressed air drying with:No condensate discharge No moving parts No electrical connections No CFCs Dry compressed air No additional space required for the dryer3. Compressor Station – Super-silencedFeatures: Comprises a compressor, twin air receivers and membrane dryer (optional) in a super-silenced housing. Can be installed directly in the workplace.Benefits:Minimum installation costs Practically maintenance-free Energy cost savings A positive contribution towards protecting the environment Galvanised pressure receiver No foundations Minimum space requiredK SeriesFeatures: In an entirely new and compact design, the K series represents the latest compressor technology for oil free air compression with minimal wear. Oil level checks are no longer required and neither are belt replacements. K-type models are designed for one-stage compression up to 10 bar and two-stage compression up to 40 bar.Benefits:Reduced downstream air treatment costs during operation Condensate treatment eliminated Reduced service time costs Reduced service component costs Modular design means easy expansion K means reduced energy consumption Completely ready to installK BoosterFeatures: Takes in pre-compressed and pre-treated compressed air from an existing network or from a low pressure compressor and compresses it to the required higher final pressure. For anyone who wants to compress to maximum pressure in an economic and oil-free way!Benefits:Oil-free booster compressor From an inlet pressure of 10 bar to a final pressure of 40 bar (maximum) Unique in the category up to 5.5 kW No treatment needed Low-wear operation BASIC-control and IE3 motor for energy-efficient operation Reciprocating duct according to push rod principle Intelligent cooling air duct Compact construction Absolutely oil-free generated compressed air Ideal for sensitive application areasPO SeriesFeatures: The completely oil free piston compressors in the new series provide high quality compressed air with exceptional efficiency. With special attention to low-wear operation, extremely compact footprint with the closed hood concept, high operational reliability has combined with environmental friendliness. PO series meets the requirements of the RoHS Directive (2002/95 /EC).Benefits:Significant efficiency gains and higher free air delivery Reduced noise Compact design with easier maintenance Low-wearing Reduced downstream air treatment costs during operation Modular design means easy expansion Ready to install

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The benefits of different types of compressed air dryers

Continuing on from our last article where we talked about the different kinds of compressed air dryers that we provide, this article will look at the benefits of each of these types of compressed air dryers, as well as some of their respective key features.Here at Cleveland Compressed Air Services, our range of compressed air dryers has been selected based on their uncompromising performance and reliability, as well as their ability to deliver the right balance of air quality with the lowest cost of operation. We are proud to offer our customers three kinds of compressed air dryers, namely:Refrigerated air dryers Desiccant air dryers Membrane dryersRefrigerated air dryersWhen it comes to refrigerated air dryers, we have available the Domnick Hunter refrigerated air dryers and the Parker Hiross Starlette Plus dryers.Domnick Hunter Polestar Smart Refrigerated Air Dryers (450-10,800 M3/H)A standout feature of these air dryers is that they actively remove the condensation that is caused by air entering the compressed air system to achieve extremely dry compressed air. Their other benefits include:Optimum dewpoint levels for highest system performance Advanced patented design Environmental, lowest real operating costs High reliability, easy to use and maintain Unique 4-in-1 SmartPack heat exchanger Integral drain Extremely low pressure drop design Innovative SmartControl energy saving function Excellent dewpoint performances Advanced compliant scroll compressorParker Hiross Starlette Plus dryers (Up to 360 M3/H)Parker Hiross offers a range of refrigerated air drying solutions using advanced refrigeration technology. Among the key features of their Starlette Plus dryers are:State-of-the-art PlusPack heat exchangers (patent pending) Extremely compact Low operating costs Environmentally friendly High operating limits Reliable airtight piston compressors that do not require preheating Simple and secure refrigeration circuits that do not require adjustment during operation and undergo vigorous quality testing in production Large adjustable condenser and fan compartments to guarantee optimum performance even in extreme conditions Security protection in the refrigeration circuit, increasing reliability and safeguarding the air dryer Simple disassembly, with easy access to the internal components for efficient maintenance Drain positioned in a niche, allowing easy access without the need to remove the top panel High-pressure version availableDesiccant air dryersDepending on the application, there are three types of desiccant air dryers that we are able to provide: modular, point of use, and twin tower.For modular desiccant air dryers, our range includes the Domnick Hunter Pneudri Range Modular Desiccant Air Dryers (3 SCFM and larger). The benefits of the Pneudri range are:“Multi-banking” capability ensures the system can meet any required demand Totally clean and dry compressed air down to-40oF (-40oC) pressure dewpoint (PDP) as standard Can be specified to provide a pressure dewpoint of -100oF (-70oC) PDP for critical applications No pressure vessel certification or inspections requiredFor point of use desiccant air dryers, the FDD desiccant dryer series carries the following features:Finite® Filter’s unique in-line air/gas dryer system for easy desiccant change-outs, longer life and lower pressure drop Removes water vapour and aerosols at point-of-use for intermittent flows up to 60 SCFM A colour changing moisture indicator with visual sight gauge indicates the need for desiccant replacement Zinc head / steel bowl with integral Sightglass Sintered bronze elements that prevent desiccant carry over Maximum operating temperature: 180°F Maximum working pressure: 300 PSIFor twin tower desiccant air dryers, we offer the following:AIRTEK Series (Heatless, Heated, Blower Purge, High Pressure) BALSTON Regenerative PSA Desiccant Air Dryers Domnick Hunter Twin Tower Desiccant Dryers (Heatless, Heated, Blower Purge, Vacuum Assist Zero Purge) ZANDER Twin Tower Desiccant Dryers (Heatless, Heated, Blower Purge, Vacuum Purge)Membrane dryersThe Parker Balston Membrane Air Dryers combine superior coalescing technology with a proven innovative membrane system to supply clean, dry compressed air with dewpoints as low as -40°F (-40°C). Engineered for easy installation, operation and long-term reliability, they also have the following benefits:Highly efficient Minimal maintenance Require no electricity Dewpoints as low as -40°F Explosion proof Silent operation No desiccant to change Prevent freeze-ups Low operating cost Reliable, efficient economical alternative to PSA and refrigerant dryer technologiesWant to know more? Speak to us today to find out more about our range of compressed air dryers, or for help with accurate selection and sizing of an air treatment system.

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Our range of compressed air dryers

At Cleveland Compressors, we are proud to offer a complete range of compressed air dryers from Parker Domnick Hunter. The range is divided into three types of compressed air dryers, namely:Refrigerated air dryers Desiccant air dryers Membrane dryersNot all compressed air dryers are created equal. Many manufacturers offer products for the filtration and purification of contaminated compressed air that have been selected based only upon their initial purchase cost, with little or no regard for the air quality they provide, the cost of operation throughout their life or indeed their environmental impact.Here at Cleveland Compressors, we believe that compressed air dryers should always deliver uncompromising performance and reliability while providing the right balance of air quality with the lowest cost of operation, and we are pleased to confirm that all of our products have been selected with this in mind.Domnick Hunter Refrigerated Air DryersWhat is refrigeration drying?The use of refrigeration drying for compressed air treatment has been tested and proven for many industrial applications. Dewpoints of 3°C to 10°C have been found to be suitable for many indoor applications, where a general removal of bulk water and some vapour is sufficient for the end user’s process.Refrigerated air dryers can be used at low pressures as well as high pressures, and use no processed compressed air during the air treatment. They have also undergone many improvements to make them more energy efficient without sacrificing the quality of the air provided. Refrigerated air dryers use a set of heat exchangers or a single heat exchanger (with chambers) first to pre-cool the air; second, to refrigerate the air to condense out moisture vapour; and last, to re-heat the air to prevent pipe sweating downstream.Our refrigerated air dryers:Parker Hiross Starlette Plus Dryers (Up to 360 M3/H) Domnick Hunter Polestar Smart Refrigerated Air Dryers (450-10,800 M3/H) Domnick Hunter Polestar Smart High Pressure Dryers (180-7200 M3/H)Domnick Hunter Desiccant Air DryersWhat is adsorption drying?Drying compressed air through adsorption represents a purely physical process in which water vapour (adsorbate) is bound to the drying medium (adsorbent) through binding forces of molecular adhesion. Adsorbents are solids in spherical and granular form that are permeated by an array of pores. Because water vapour is deposited onto the internal and external surface of the adsorption medium without the formation of chemical compounds taking place, the adsorption medium does not have to be replenished but only periodically regenerated.There are several types of adsorption desiccant air dryers, including heatless desiccant air dryers, externally heated desiccant air dryers, blower purge desiccant air dryers and vacuum assisted heatless desiccant air dryers. Cleveland Compressors deals in three types of desiccant dryers based on their application: modular, point of use and twin tower.Our modular desiccant dryers:Domnick Hunter modular desiccant air dryers (heatless, heated, blower purge and vacuum assist zero purge) Domnick Hunter Zander desiccant air dryers (4 SCFM and larger)Our point of use desiccant dryers:The FDD desiccant dryer seriesOur twin tower desiccant dryers:The AIRTEK series (heatless, heated, blower purge and high pressure) BALSTON Regenerative PSA desiccant air dryers ZANDER twin tower desiccant dryers (heatless, heated, blower purge)Membrane DryersMembrane material that is selectively permeable to water vapour is an excellent medium for producing dry air from standard compressed air. Water vapour from the compressed air supply passes through the hollow fibres of the membrane.At the same time, a small portion of the dry air product is redirected along the length of the fibres to sweep out the water vapour-laden air that has permeated the membrane. The moisture-laden sweep gas is then vented to the atmosphere, and clean, dry air is supplied to the application.Our membrane air dryers:Parker Balston membrane air dryersContact us today to find out more about our products, or for accurate selection and sizing of an air treatment system.

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The different types of oil lubricated air compressors

As Western Australia’s largest independent provider of air compressors, compressor products and services, Cleveland Compressors has a wide range of air compressors, including oil lubricated and oil free compressors.An air compressor is a machine that converts power into kinetic energy by compressing and pressurising atmospheric air. This air is then released for use in tooling, instrumentation and other process applications as an energy source.Compressed air is sometimes referred to as the fourth utility in industry, due to its widespread use. Among its many functions are pneumatics (the use of pressurised gases to produce mechanical motion), as an energy storage medium, breathing (in scuba diving) and inflating buoyancy devices, air start systems in engines, filing tires, and as medical air and surgical air in hospitals.As the name suggests, oil lubricated compressors use a special type of air compressor oil, of which there are a number of synthetically manufactured formats. In order to meet the different requirements of our customers, we are proud to have a range of oil lubricated air compressors, which we will look at in further detail here:BOGE Screw CompressorsPrecisely working single components along with complex system solutions are some of the reasons why BOGE Screw Compressors are quality products in demand. Technically mature – from the idea to their customer specific use – BOGE compressors incorporate reliable precision next to the highest quality standards and are never shipped until they have successfully passed the strictest quality controls. Our range can be divided into several categories, including:Hydraulic circuit: water tank, immersed evaporator and pump with bypass to provide a compact and easy to install solution. Electronic controllers with proprietary software provide access to all the parameters of the units and allow special management for any specific need.BOGE Oil Injected Screw Compressors (8, 10 & 13 bar) C Series CL Series S Series SL SeriesBOGE Piston CompressorsLike BOGE Screw Compressors, BOGE Piston Compressors carry the same reputation as high quality, reliable products. Our range for these oil lubricated air compressors include:BOGE Oil Injected Piston Compressors (10, 15 & 35/40 bar) SRD 125 and 250 Series SBD 125 and 250 Series SRD 350 – 1000 Series SBD 350 – 1000 Series SR 270 – SR 2600 Series SB 270 – SB 2600 Series SC Series RM 2500 – 6200 / RH 2400 – 2830 Series SRMV / SRHV Booster CompressorsSOLIDair Screw CompressorsEvery SOLIDair Screw Compressor comes with a clear promise: maximum performance and long service life at the best price! The screw compressor range of the SOLIDscrew series successfully bundles the company’s long years of engineering experience, their sophisticated machine design and their standard electronic control stand, ensuring efficient operation. Add to that their high quality materials and what you have is an oil lubricated air compressor that provides a long service life, good reliability and lasting advantages to its users.

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Save Time and Money with HyperChill

HyperChillIndustrial Process Chillers for Precision CoolingHyperChill Process Chillers are small and function easily to enable water temperature to be controlled. Each model is reilable and safe in all working conditions due to modern techonology used in the accessories and different options avalable depending on your business need.Each model has been thoroughly tested to ensure it’s reliability and efficiency for any and all working conditions in Australia.Product FeaturesComplete solution, easy to install and manageHydraulic circuit: water tank, immersed evaporator and pump with bypass to provide a compact and easy to install solution. Electronic controllers with proprietary software provide access to all the parameters of the units and allow special management for any specific need. Available with remote monitoring. Completely configurable with many options and kits to fit many industrial applications needs. Condenser filters. Independent condensing chamber. Full access and easy service design.High reliability and back-up eliminate downtimeLarge water tanks allow minimum compressor cycling and precise temperature control. Double independent fridge circuits (from ICE076). 2 compressors from ICE076 and 4 compressors from ICE150 with automatic rotation. Double stand-by water pumps available. Maximum ambient temperature up to 45 °C.Lowest energy consumption in the marketOversized condensers and evaporators. Use of compliant scroll compressors.Process cooling applications:Laser Technology. Extruders. Surface Processing. Welding Engineering. Blow Mould Machines. Printing Systems. Coating Systems. Chemical and Pharmaceutical. Plastics Processing. Thermoform Machines. Plasma Coating. Medical Imaging. Food & Beverage Industry. Injection Moulding. Cutting Machine Tools. Electroplating Baths. Bioenergy. Compressed Air.HyperChill PlusIndustrial Water Chillers for Precision CoolingExtremely compact and easy to use, Hyperchill Plus is designed for safe and reliable operation in the most varied working conditions, providing a precise and accurate control of the process fluid temperature. The availability of a wide range of accessories and options makes Hyperchill Plus a very flexible solution that fits the needs of all industrial applications.Process cooling applications:Coating Systems. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Processes. Plastics Processing. Thermoform Machines. Plasma Coating. Medical Imaging Systems. Food & Beverage Industry. Injection Moulding. Electroplating Baths. Biogas & Natural Gas Treatment. Compressed Air Treatment. Laser Technology. Extruders. Surface Processing. Welding Engineering. Blow Mould Machines. Flexographic Printing Systems.Product SpecificationHyperChill Plus Water RangeCustomer BenefitsA differential pressure switch ensures a system shut down in the case that the circuit runs dry. Therefore the customers investment is protected. Because of its compact design the Hyperchill Plus provides a space saving and easy to install solution. Condenser filters reduce dirt, thereby preventing system downtime. Reliable operation even in extreme ambient conditions. The standard units allow maximum ambient temperatures up to 48 °C. The tropicalized units up to 53 °C. The non-ferrous hydraulic circuit maintains the quality of the coolant ensuring stable working conditions, improving productivity and decreasing maintenance costs.

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Mining Investment in Australia

Mining in Western Australia is big business and accounts for a sizeable percent of the State’s and Australia’s income from exports alone. The state of WA facilitated over one hundred mining projects and created jobs for over one hundred thousand people in the industry. Mining has transformed the area into a hive of industry and the growth in population has led to increased investment in housing and infrastructure and consumer spending.Confidence.Just recently BHP announced  it was investing additional money into a current 3.2 billion project in the South Flank mine and this signals their confidence in the mining industry in this region. This additional influx of investment will have a knock-on effect in creating many more additional opportunities in the building industry, including opportunities for companies like RMEWA to gain new hire contracts for their massive range of excavators.More Jobs.The state is currently very optimistic about what lies ahead due to this inward investment by BHP and they have also pledged to invest in water and infrastructure projects to meet the demands of this massive increase in investment. Due to this upsurge in additional business, the area may fall short in its need for workers and so this will signal more investment in skills creation opportunities and the overall job market.The Knock On Effect.The capital investment in this mine and others will create a multiplier effect around the region and also further afield as more and more people and businesses set up in the area. This is a time of an exciting growth period in WA and Australia in general and many regions in WA will benefit from  increased inward investment.  This increase in investment can surely attract bigger population growth which will in turn lead to higher retail activities and many other related services.Out With The Old.One can only be impressed by the sheer size of this investment by BHP and other companies and this vast operation of the South Flank project for iron ore, is seen as having real potential to replace the quite old Yandi operation. Companies like Fluor have already been awarded lucrative contracts in their project and construction services and their president is equally optimistic about the mining industry at this current time.Safe Investment.While BHP has not received board approval for this huge project yet, it will be forthcoming and they mean to begin production in 2021 thus cementing the fact that the mining industry in Australia still offers an ongoing safe investment opportunity. Once South Flank goes ahead, it will become the biggest ore processing facility in the whole world and this will bring further attention to the mining industry here.A Sensible investment.Investing in mining in Australia continues to be attractive because of the generally fixed cost of production that occurs once a mine is up and running. The production costs don’t usually increase even though the price of the ore does. Therefore, increased prices in ore means increased profits. BHP and other companies throughout the mining sector will provide massive improvements in cost efficiency through improved technology which once again increases profits. There really never has been a better time to invest.

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Speak to us today

We know that your business looks for every competitive edge in a tough marketplace. Reducing the cost of energy overhead is a challenge and we offer quality solutions through high calibre products and services. At Cleveland Compressed Air Services, we believe that your success is our success. That is why we provide top notch solutions and support to businesses using our quality products, whether through purchase or hire. After purchase or hire, our stellar customer care draws from a nationwide network of manufacturer trained technicians, ready to serve you 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Ready for solutions to compressed air or energy problems?  Please call us at +61 8 9452 3669, email us at info@ccair.net.au or contact us online.