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Compressed-air systems in a secure, weatherproof enclosure

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

KASE air-system enclosures (photo) is available in several standard configurations, including two 100-hp, one 250-hp, or three 100-hp rotary-screw compressor units with refrigerated dryers. Also available is a 125-hp oil-free package with a heat-of-compression dryer. Instead of selecting compressed-air equipment and coordinating onsite installation with contractors, KASE units provide complete compressed-air systems in a temperature-controlled, weatherproof enclosure, says the manufacturer. This makes them suitable for quickly expanding or replacing a compressed-air system to maximize plant productivity, or to remove a source of heat and noise from the plant and free up floor space for other uses. KASE units feature a full walk-in design, and are rated for 110-mph wind loads and 50 lb/ft2 snow load. They include fully insulated, sound-dampening paneling, as well as entry doors and removable access panels for major service. These systems can be remotely monitored, and service providers do not need access to production areas, improving plant safety and security. — Kaeser Compressors, Inc., Fredericksburg, Va.