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OIL & GAS PRODUCTION

AND PROCESSING HAVE EVOLVED


...SO SHOULD YOUR INSTRUMENT AIR SYSTEM

OIL & GAS SOLUTIONS


[ FROM THE HIGH PRESSURE EXPERTS ]
BAUER has been the worlds leading manufacturer of high pressure
compressors and integrated compression systems for industrial offshore applications as well as breathing air, for over 65 years. Weve
worked for many years to evolve our compressors and instrument
air systems to meet the ever rising costs and increased safety requirements for offshore operations. Our systems are designed with oil and
gas applications in mind, safely delivering consistent performance at
higher capacities than ever before.

InstruAire

BAUER COMPRESSORS INC.


sls@bauercomp.com
www.bauercomp.com
757-855-6006

BAUER understands that reliability and optimal performance are extremely critical for oil and gas. Evolve with us.

383.14.05.500SP
subject to alteration without notice or obligation

Dry Instrument Quality Air without the Hassles of Desiccant Drying

BENEFITS
Consistent Instrument Quality Dry Air
Instrument air quality is never compromised due to the degradation of the desiccant material as is common in regenerative
dryers operating in hot, humid and high hydrocarbon environments.
Deteriated Desiccant Material

APPLICATIONS
Instrument Air suitable for land-based refineries
and offshore environments located in hot and
humid hydrocarbon-rich environments.

Fouled Instrument

THE PROBLEM WITH DESICCANT REGENERATIVE DRYERS


High humidity combined with high hydrocarbon levels in the
ambient air can quickly break down the desiccant drying agent
which is used in regenerative dryers. The result is an ineffective
dryer and subsequent moisture in the instruments which can
lead to instrument failure and high repair/replacement costs.

Ability to Handle Spikes in Demand


High pressure storage at 3500 5000 PSIG provides a natural buffer to even out peaks in demand.

Lower Distribution Cost


High pressure distribution of the instrument air throughout the facility is much more efficient and requires smaller diameter
piping than low pressure distribution.

7 STEP MECHANICAL MOISTURE REMOVAL PROCESS

THE HEART OF THE SYSTEM

[ WITHOUT DESICCANT DRYING ]

At the heart of the system is the BAUER revolutionary, state-of-the-art 26.12SP five stage combination screw/reciprocating
compressor which creates the five stages of compression necessary to effectively separate moisture from the ambient air
through a mechanical process for instrument air. The compressor system is water-cooled for optimum reliability and has the
ability to run on a continuous duty cycle.

Moisture is removed from the incoming ambient through 5 stages of compression and 7 stages of mechanical moisture separation
which is achieved through special separators. Special heat exchangers and chilled separators are used to aid the moisture
separation process through condensation.

THE THEORY
The theory behind BAUERs
InstruAire mechanical moisture
separation system is based on
the Principle of Thermodynamics. As moist air is compressed,
the ability of the compressed air
molecules to retain moisture is
diminished. The BAUER InstruAire system takes the incoming
moist air through 5 stages of
compression. After each stage
of compression the moisture is
separated from the air through
special separators seven times.
This is akin to mechanically
wringing
the
suspended
water molecules out of the air
like one would with a wet rag.

TOTAL PERFORMANCE WARRANTY


BAUER COMPRESSORS INC. reputation speaks for itself
with over 70 years of market leadership.
Superior performance and quality
Innovative design
Unmatched global support and 24/7 customer service
Best Warranty in the Industry:
2 year system warranty

BAUER 26.12SP
5 STAGE COMPRESSOR

BAUER INSTRUAIRE AIR QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS

Quality Standard for Instrument Air: ANSI/ISA-S7.0.01-1996


Particle Size
A maximum of 40 micrometer particle size in the
instrument air system is acceptable for the majority
of pneumatic devices.
Hydrocarbon Content
The lubricant content should be as close to zero
as possible, and under no circumstances shall it
exceed one (1) PPM w/w or v/v.

Dew Point
The pressure dew point as measured at the dryer
outlet shall be at least 10C (18F) below the
minimum temperature to which any part of the
instrument air system is exposed. The pressure dew
point shall not exceed 4C (39F) at line pressure.

Dewpoint

-59F to -54F at atmospheric pressure


-21F to -15F at 145 PSIG line pressure

Particle Size

< 1 micron

Hydrocarbon Content

< 1 PPM

SYSTEM CAPACITY FOR EACH INSTRUAIRE MODULE


Air Delivery

360 CFM

Storage Pressure

3500 - 5000 PSIG

Distribution Presure

35 - 500 PSIG

OIL & GAS PRODUCTION


AND PROCESSING HAVE EVOLVED
...SO SHOULD YOUR INSTRUMENT AIR SYSTEM

OIL & GAS SOLUTIONS


[ FROM THE HIGH PRESSURE EXPERTS ]
BAUER has been the worlds leading manufacturer of high pressure
compressors and integrated compression systems for industrial offshore applications as well as breathing air, for over 65 years. Weve
worked for many years to evolve our compressors and instrument
air systems to meet the ever rising costs and increased safety requirements for offshore operations. Our systems are designed with oil and
gas applications in mind, safely delivering consistent performance at
higher capacities than ever before.

InstruAire

BAUER COMPRESSORS INC.


sls@bauercomp.com
www.bauercomp.com
757-855-6006

BAUER understands that reliability and optimal performance are extremely critical for oil and gas. Evolve with us.

383.14.05.500SP
subject to alteration without notice or obligation

Dry Instrument Quality Air without the Hassles of Desiccant Drying