Med-Craft was operating a Kaeser DSD 150 for over 20 years but their repair services business was growing.
They wanted to design a new testing facility for the Boeing 777 engine which required 217 psi. As a result of a referral, the president of Summit Aerospace in Medley, Florida, Med-Craft invited Air Compressor Works to assist with the new system design and installation.
One day it could be limited equipment air requirements in the 300 CFM range, and another could be major testing requiring over 2000 CFM. On top of this requirement, they could have absolutely no moisture in the system that could damage the extremely expensive jet engine components.
Med-Craft required the system to provide shop air at 125 PSI, as well as testing air in large quantities up to 217 psi (which many rotary compressors cannot offer.) Both supplies required bone dry air, with absolutely no oil contaminants.
This compressor equipment by itself was an excellent selection but it had to work in a system to meet the varying CFM and pressure demands of Med-Craft testing and shop requirements. The brains of the system is the SAM controller which selects the correct combination of compressors for the flow and pressure that is required at that point in time.
The Sigma Air Manager (or SAM) not only selects the equipment combination to provide the correct flow and pressure required, but allows the engineers to monitor the system remotely anywhere in the plant or off-site. This ensures that the test parameters can be monitored day and night for quality control. Along with this, the SAM selects the most efficient compressor combination for the testing requirements.
The key to success is the proper installation of the complex system for Med-Craft. This was accomplished by the Air Compressor Works installation team which took over six weeks and resulted in a system whose operation met customer expectations.
A complex requirement for Med-Craft testing resulted in an engineered solution by the Air Compressor Works team.