AirSep can provide PSA Oxygen Plants which offer 93% pure oxygen with capacities from 6,000 to 40,000 SCFH at up to 20 psig pressure without the use of an oxygen compressor. If desired, oxygen compressors can be supplied to deliver oxygen pressures up to 3,000 psig (20,684 kPa).
How Does PSA Work? It’s All About the Swing!
Oxygen is essential for supporting life as well as many other industrial and environmental applications. This makes it one of the largest selling chemicals on the planet. AirSep has adopted the motto: “Why buy when you can make your own oxygen?”
Oxygen exists in the atmosphere around us. It makes up approximately 21% of the air we breathe. If only that oxygen could be separated…
The technology behind all of our standard oxygen generators is the Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) process. It is the engine that drives the separation of oxygen from air. It is a purely physical process; there are no chemical, electrical, or other reactions in our process.
For certain specific applications, we can make a variation of the PSA process, called the Vacuum Pressure Swing Adsorption (VSA/VPSA) process. The only differences are that VPSA uses a feed blower instead of an air compressor and the absorber vessels are desorbed through a vacuum blower. The net result is a significant decrease in the power consumption of the system as a whole. However, these plants are typically only cost effective for very large oxygen capacities.
Air contains 21% oxygen, 78% nitrogen, 0.9% argon, and 0.1% other gases. AirSep Oxygen Generating Systems separate oxygen from compressed air through a unique Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) process. The PSA process uses molecular sieve (a synthetic zeolite), which attracts (adsorbs) nitrogen from air at high pressure and releases (desorbs) it at low pressure. AirSep Oxygen Generators use two vessels filled with molecular sieve as adsorbers. As compressed feed air flows through one of the vessels, the molecular sieve adsorbs nitrogen.
The Pressure Swing Adsorption process for the generation of enriched oxygen gas from ambient air utilises the ability of a synthetic Zeolite Molecular Sieve to absorb mainly nitrogen. While nitrogen concentrates in the pore system of the Zeolite, Oxygen Gas is allowed to pass through as a product.
As Compressed Air passes up through one of the Adsorbers, the molecular sieve selectively adsorbs the Nitrogen. This then allows the remaining Oxygen to pass on up through the adsorber and exit as a product gas.
When the adsorber becomes saturated with Nitrogen the inlet airflow is switched to the second off line adsorber. The first adsorber is regenerated by desorbing nitrogen through De-Pressurisation and purging it with some of the product oxygen. The cycle is then repeated and the pressure is continually swinging between a higher level at adsorption (Production), and a lower level at desorption (Regeneration).
Our Oxygen Machines
We have oxygen Generator System ranging from 2.5 NM3/Hour to 3023 NM3/Hour
40,000 SCFH Tonnage PSA Plant - World's Largest two-bed
PSA Plant. In operation since 1992 at a pulp and paper mill, it
supplies oxygen for use in oxygen delignification and
Supplying oxygen for an ozone process, this PSA
Plant produces up to 20,000 SCFH (525.8 Nm3/hr)
State-of-art Manufacturing Facilities !
AirSep is housed in modern facilities with over 120,000
square feet of manufacturing space near the city of Buffalo, in
the state of New York. Our facilities are conveniently located
near Niagara Falls and the Conadian border, making them
ideal for easy transportation of our equipment anywhere in
With state-of-the-art fabricating equipment like TIG/MIG
welding machines, dual 20 Ton cranes, over 300 HP of
available air compressor power, 7 loading docks, and several
motor/generator sets to replicate power requirements from
anywhere in the world, CPD is equipped to tackle jobs of any
size and shape! Even the largest jobs are fabricated /
assembled in our facility to ensure the highest quality
standards are employed.
AirSep Corporation is the only PSA oxygen manufacturer that meets the following standards
- ASME III (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
- NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturs Association
- CE/PED 97/23/EC (Europian Standard/Pressure Equipment Directive)
- CSA/CRN (Canadian Standards Association/Canadian Registration Number)
- NYFD (New York Fire Department)
- NRTl-UL 3101.1 (Nationality Recognized Testing Laboratory/Underwriters Lab)
- ISO/DIS 1083(International Organization for Standards)
- USP93XXII ( United States Pharmacopoeia)
- EUROPIAN Pharmacopoeia
- FDA Approved
- HTM 2022
We use ISO 8573-1 Class-A Compliant clean & dry compressed feed air package which includes Screw compressor, dryer, complete filtration & air receiver is maintained. (Kaesar Package)