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Compressor ID and Specs

Discussion in 'Compressors, Boosters and Blending Systems' started by Caveeagle, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    Can anyone help Provide model and specs for a compressor based on limited pics I have?

    also, what kind of filtration system is this?
     

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  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    looks like a Bauer vertecon of some variety. Generic filter stacks, but looks like way overkill for a pump that size. It is highly likely that it is a 3-phase system, so budget about $2k to get a VFD to run it at home
     
  3. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    are you sure? It’s advertised as a Mako 4 stage with a Hypress controll panel.

    and looks like a single phase to me?.

    here another pic
     

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  4. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    you asked what I could see from the pictures :p
    Not that familiar with Mako's. That is a single phase motor yeah, so that's ideal!
     
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  5. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    No problem. I didn’t post all the pics I had at first.

    I know very little about compressors. I was hoping it was like cars where I can spot a small block ford from a 100yrds.

    And yea, I’ve learned enough to know single phase electrical is much better for a small operation.

    I assume from looking at the gauge panel that it’s a four stage compressor. I just don’t know CFM or any other specs to see if it’s appropriate for what I have in mind.
     
  6. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    it's a 10hp motor, and the general rule is 1hp/cfm, so it's probably rated at 12cfm ish.
    Some of the Mako guys can probably ID it better
     
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  7. Caveeagle

    Caveeagle Rebreather Pilot

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    Thanks for the info Tom.. Do you still think that filter looks over-kill?

    Where are all these "Mako guys"?
     
  8. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    There is no such thing as too much filtration, but it is definitely oversized for that compressor. Gives you lots of flexibility in how you pack the filters for changes though which is good.

    @rcontrera is "THE" mako guy
     
  9. rddvet

    rddvet DIR Practitioner

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    I believe it's a mako (not sure of model) that probably does 8-10cfm. It is a bit more filtration than needed, but it will most likely easily allow OCA. Is it one you're looking to buy? If so what's the asking price. That's pretty important because alot of these sell for way more than their worth.
     
  10. iain/hsm

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    It is just like car engines, except I work in metres and can spot it at 200 metres.
    Its not a Mako block neither is it a Bauer block.

    The filtration is a standard generic separator 6000psi and twin (2) standard generic 32 inch chemical filter towers using the Male 1/2" Spigot type for the filter cartridge.

    Regarding the size of the filtration
    The compressor is designed for heavy industrial use working all day long hence the filtration
    fitted reflects the large cylinder filling requirement and not to be compared to the standad scuba shop low cost minimal investment alternatives.
     

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