Ingersoll Rand (Davidson, NC) has released the new Ingersoll Rand MSG TURBO-AIR NX 5000, an oil-free air and nitrogen compressor that provides manufacturers and producers improved total cost of ownership through optimized energy efficiency and operational flexibility.
The MSG TURBO-AIR NX 5000 compressor generates 100% oil-free air or nitrogen that meets IS0 8573-1 standard. Its long life, easy maintenance and ability to adapt to a wide span of air capacity requirements make the TURBO-AIR NX 5000 a fit for instrument and process applications in food and beverage, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, oil and gas, steel and iron, pulp, paper and textile production.
Built on a time-tested design, the TURBO-AIR NX 5000 is rated for powers from 600 kW to 1,050 kW (800–1,400 hp) with flows from 125 to 210 m3/min (4,500–7,500 CFM) and pressures from 2.5 to 14.5 barg (35–210 psig).
With a 35% turndown range, the MSG TURBO-AIR NX 5000 can be used in various demand scenarios to compress air or nitrogen for the process. During periods of low or fluctuating demand, the operator can engage the wide turndown range to adjust the compressor’s production without the need to shut it down or deploy energy-wasting blow-off.
Proprietary to the TURBO-AIR NX 5000 is a purpose-built, highly streamlined inlet guide vane (IGV) design that reduces associated pressure drops, creating an overall positive impact on energy efficiency and performance for the entire compression process. The IGV comes as a standard feature and the user can set it between the zero and 100% open position. Lower pressure drops through the IGV, combined with enhanced flow paths downstream, allow up to 5% better specific power than competitive models.