The portable compressor range from Doosan Portable Power continues to expand for markets in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), covering the full range of compressed air applications from construction, rental, utilities and manufacturing to quarrying, waterwell drilling and the oil and gas industry, with free air deliveries from 185 to 1500 cfm (5.0 to 42.5 m3/min) at output pressures from 100 to 500 psig (7 to 35 bar). As well as a wide selection of Tier 3 High Ambient models, the range also includes several Tier 1 or Tier 2 engine-powered models well suited to the fuel quality levels found in these regions.
Among the smallest Tier 2 models is the popular C185WKUB-EX-T2 compressor which offers a number of advantages including a compact design, easy towability and transportation and high maneouvrability for use in confined areas. The C185WKUB-EX-T2 compressor is specially designed for use in hot climates such as those in MEA. With a simple and reliable instrumentation panel with mechanical gauges combined with unmatched serviceability and the industry’s most reliable airend, the C185WKUB-EX-T2 compressor is ideal for both rental and contractor operations and meets the highest industry safety standards.
The C185WKUB-EX-T2 compressor has a free air delivery of 185 cfm (5.2 m³/min) and operates at a working pressure of 100 psig (7 bar) and is aimed at standard pressure applications in construction such as powering breakers and tools in road repair, demolition and refurbishment. For these applications, there are three or four air power outlets and a number of useful options.
Moving up the range, another popular model in MEA is the Tier 3 P260/HP220WYM-T3 compressor, which offers many of the features found in the smaller machine but also offers a dual pressure option for more versatility to serve a wider range of applications. As a result, the ‘two-in-one’ P260/HP220WYM-T3 dual pressure portable air compressor delivers air flows ranging from 220 to 260 cfm (6.2-7.4 m³/min) and pressures ranging from 100 to 150 psi (7-10 bar).
Providing a free air delivery of 375 cfm (10.6 m³/min) at 125 psig (8.6 bar), the larger XP375WCU-T2 compressor features a Tier 2 Cummins mechanically controlled engine particularly suited to MEA fuel quality levels and offering easy operation and maintenance. Again the XP375WCU-T2 model has been specially designed for the MEA climate but also features a reliable, heavy duty air intake filtration system allowing it to cope easily with the very dusty environment. The XP375WCU-T2 compressor is ideal for sand blasting operations.
For larger air flows of 825 cfm (23.3 m³/min) at an output pressure of 125 psig (8.6 bar), the mid range 9/235WCU-T2 compressor also features a Tier 2 Cummins mechanically controlled engine as well as a high ambient temperature (52 oC) package/cool box air flow system ideal for use in MEA.
The 9/235WCU-T2 High Ambient compressor is designed for work in the harshest conditions, with environmental contamination minimised by a drip proof base which helps to prevent the spillage of fluids. Other aspects include integrated automatic safety shutdown features.
For quarrying, deep drilling for oil and gas exploration, water well drilling and pipeline work as well as foundation drilling in general construction, Doosan offers a number of different models, such as the XHP900WCAT-T1 and XHP1070WCAT-T1 models incorporating the very reliable CAT 3406 Tier l mechanically controlled engine ideal for use in MEA. The XHP900WCAT-T1 and XHP1070WCAT-T1 compressors have free air deliveries of 900 cfm (25.4 m³/min) and 1070 cfm (30.3 m³/min), respectively, at an output pressure of 350 psig (24.1 bar).
Taking the range up to a free air delivery of 1270 cfm (36 m³/min) and an output pressure of 500 cfm (35 bar), is the XXHP1270 model, an innovative, open frame compressor providing a small footprint with the highest power density in the industry in terms of the flow and pressure combination. The innovative XXHP1270 model offers as standard, dual flow and dual pressure.