Wainbee’s Recommendation of Haskel’s Gas Boosters Leads to First-ever Student-built Liquid Rocket Created to Cross the Kármán Line!
Few things are as awe-inspiring as watching a rocket blast off into the sky. Even more so if you helped build it—and, you’re still in college with shrinking access to already-limited resources.
For the students in Concordia University’s StarSailor project, that moment will be especially memorable—not just because their rocket will be the first student-built liquid-propellant rocket to pass the Karman line (thus officially reaching space), but also because of the challenge they face in filling up their nitrogen tank for testing and launch preparation.
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H-Drive Series of Gas Boosters by Haskel Suits Challenging Applications
The H-Drive represents the future of gas handling at high pressures. These instruments are built out of materials that major regulatory agencies have approved for safe lifetime continuous operation, and no other hydraulically driven boosters deliver flows as high or maintenance expenses as low. The unit has interchangeable modular gas sections with safety and reliability levels that comply with global standards for high-pressure generation and containment.
A key benefit is a unique seal design, which delivers gas-tight, non-contaminating compression with self-lubricating seals that help to keep gas clean. Constructed with serviceability and efficiency in mind, the H-Drive has a modular design that makes it simple for users to configure for different applications.
This device is offered as a unit or in a skid-mounted form, giving flexibility to system engineers. Among its other major features:
• ATEX and CE certifications;
• hydrogen-compatible materials, to prevent hydrogen embrittlement;
• minimum amount of boosters, while still complying with hydrogen fuelling-station needs;
• no start/stop issues;
• robust design, suitable for constant heavy-duty applications; and
• service and support available through a worldwide service network.
In addition to these advantages, the H-Drive series is more economical than diaphragm compressors are, and it is available as a turnkey booster compressor station or as booster modules for seamless incorporation into packages for manufacturers.
This hydraulically driven gas booster by Haskel sets a new standard in reliability, whether the user is working with hydrogen, natural gas, nitrogen, or helium, from alternative vehicle fuelling to tube trailer supply and helium blanketing. This technology ensures top performance throughout continuous heavy-duty applications, delivering high pressure whenever and wherever it is required.
Redefining What a Gas Booster Can Do For The Food & Beverage Industry
Haskel's Q-Drive Gas Compressor is ideal in the food industry for supercritical extraction, carbonation, food packaging, wine making, and more. Its ability to handle a variety of gases, including high purity grades, level of cleanliness and quiet operating sound levels, makes the Q-Drive Gas Compressor an ideal solution in clean environments.
An electric servo drive is key to its high efficiency and precise precision control. Electric servo motors are extremely reliable and have fewer moving parts that require less maintenance. Maintenance is made easier with self-monitoring and diagnostic capabilities that provide proactive maintenance notifications and system alerts.
Programming, remote monitoring, and on-the-fly adjustments are all facilitated by a sophisticated interface, and communication protocols enable interaction with other automation equipment.
Q-Drive reaches new levels of cleanliness, quietness, and efficiency
• Clean compression, quiet operation & infinite controllability
• Energy efficient, Environmentally friendly
• 100% duty cycle
• Small footprint—25% less square footage than an average HPU
• Less power consumption than hydraulic & air-driven boosters
• Easy maintenance with quick access and visual diagnostics
Q-Drive features a smart Human Machine Interface (HMI) for advanced monitoring and diagnostics
• Touchscreen programming, temperature monitoring & graphic display of system operation
• Interface between in-house automation systems
• Intelligent diagnostic control
• Reduced maintenance and increased up-time