23. April 2020

Turbo compressors for noble and inert gas applications

With the launch of the turbo compressor series CT-NG, Celeroton is further extending its product portfolio of ultra-high-speed, gas bearing turbo compressors with a turbo compressor specifically optimized for noble and inert gases. As a first variant of the turbo compressor series, the CT-NG-2000 is available for 100% oil-free compression of helium.

Besides single-stage operation, the CT-NG-2000 allows for the connection of multiple units in series and/or parallel configurations in order to increase the pressure ratio and/or mass flow depending on the application. Master/slave control of these configurations is achieved by bus communications, e.g. CAN or PROFINET, between the converters from the Celeroton portfolio. Read more about these possibilities in the separate article.

Turbo compressor CT-NG-2000.GB

The modular CT-NG platform covers different gases, such as argon, neon, nitrogen and gas mixtures (e.g. with a noble gas as a carrier gas), by making appropriate aerodynamics and gas bearing adaptions. The sealing concept of the compressor minimizes contact of the process gas with (so called wetted) materials within the compressor and therefore works fully without the need for rotating sealings. This allows the compressor to be operated in hydrogen, pure oxygen or reactive and aggressive gases. It guarantees a high level of tightness and low leakage rates.

Application areas for the CT-NG-series are broad and they all have the common need for contamination-free gas supply. The CT-NG high-speed turbo compressors can be applied in the semiconductor industry, process gas applications, additive manufacturing and for cryogenic applications. To date, these applications have been served using very large, heavy and energy-consuming displacement compressors (piston, screw or other). The advantages of Celeroton’s CT-NG-series are; no oil separator is needed, a much smaller installation footprint and a reduced energy consumption.

Celeroton’s latest product launch proves our capabilities in designing ultra-high-speed turbo compressors for gases other than air. The Celeroton-team is looking forward to your inquiry. Do you want to test the CT-NG-2000 turbo compressor in your company?

Contact us for a personal consultation about your requirements at moc.notorelec@ofni or call us on +41 44 250 52 20.