Murdoch, WA, Australia

Murdoch University

Steven Hong
Sales Engineer
The Problem

Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia, has an enviable reputation as one of Australia’s top teaching and research universities.

Murdoch University required a continuous supply of nitrogen gas for a laboratory-based application.

The requirements for the proposed Nitrogen Generator system included minimum 99.9% air purity, 2.5L/s to 5L/s flow rate and 7bar working pressure. The university also required a compressed air system for the same application, the requirements being ~4L/s flow rate, 7bar working pressure, oil-free, instrument quality air, a standby compressor with 100% redundancy and low noise level.

The designated space for the system was very restricted, which initially posed a significant challenge for CAPS.

Key Takeaways
  • 2x

    AL10 Scroll Compressors with custom-made sequencer

  • 3x

    VR400-1255    400 Litre Air Receivers 

  • 1x

    HX151K Refrigerated Air Dryer 

  • 1x

    IMT-PN1650 Nitrogen Generator  

Solution

CAPS developed a nitrogen generator package for the university, comprising the following:

  • 2 x AL10 Scroll Compressors with custom-made sequencer: A total of 4 x airends with duty rotating feature, 53 dB(A) 1m noise level, Oil-free compressed air
  • 1 x IMT-PN1450 German-made Inmantec  Nitrogen Generator: Touch screen control, Built in 12 hours trend display, Multiple nitrogen gas purity settings, Energy saving mode, Preloaded operator and parts manual, & Low noise level
  • 3 x VR400-1255 400 Litre Air Receiver and related accessories
  • 1 x  G15U Pre Filter
  • 1 x G15H Post Filter
  • 1 x HX151K Refrigerated Air Dryer
Benefits
  • Robust and reliable solution that adequately meets all client specifications.
  • The option to utilise the continuous supply in a wide variety of additional applications across the university.
  • 40-80% cheaper long-term compared to using bottled nitrogen.

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