Big compressor, small footprint

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Air compressors for dry, alternate and tail-end systems are a huge part of our business at this time of year, especially when many alternate systems are drained down and switched over to air…for the maintenance/changeover team only to discover a problem with the compressor.
The last thing you or your client want is to be left without a working system, so whenever possible we spend any spare time over summer building and testing so that we have a head-start on stock ready to be shipped at a moment’s notice. Of course, realistically, we can only invest heavily in stock of our most popular wall-mounted models (0.75kw, 1.5kw, 1.8kw in 230v, and 1.8kw 3-phase) and more recently our compact 230v/2.2kw floor-mount. Due to their size and cost, our larger belt-driven machines (230v in 2.2kw/3kw, 3-phase from 2.2kw to 7.5kw) are generally made to order.
When you need a high-output air compressor, but space is a problem (for example, a mid-range belt compressor on a 200L air receiver is around 1.5m long and 550mm wide), then a vertical receiver model may be just what you need to give you the same output and air volume but with a footprint which is less than half that of a horizontal model. We can offer vertical equivalents of our SEP10.3 (230v or 3-phase, 2.2kw/400lpm), SEP13.8S (230v, 3kw/500lpm) and SEP17T (3-phase, 4kw/650lpm) with exactly the same SEP trim, designed specifically for fire sprinkler applications.

As well as minimising footprint, vertical compressors still have a low centre of gravity due to the weight of the air receiver, and setting and maintenance is arguably easier since the pump/motor and trim are at a more convenient height (there’s not a lot we can do about the low position of the drain valve though!).

Datasheets are available from our Downloads page, and if this is something you may be interested in then please now.


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