Case Study: Solving High-Pressure Gas Booster Challenges for Test Cell Application

Case Study Solving High Pressure Gas Booster Challenges

When a customer was facing challenges in their testing operations, Ray Schnell, former Haskel employee and current distributor, developed a unique solution that helped the customer meet their requirements. 

His years of experience in high-pressure equipment make Ray a key partner in solving customer challenges. He and the rest of the team at FLW are able to assess a customer challenge and quickly determine where the issue is stemming from and which product or system will be best for their desired results. Read the case study below to learn about one situation where Ray used this expertise: 


An oil and gas customer came to FLW with inefficiency issues in their test cell productions. Their operations required at least 6000 PSI and up to 9000 PSI of nitrogen, and their current process involved using nitrogen bottles to pressurize their test vessel. With such excessive high-pressure requirements, the customer was using multiple gas boosters for charging. The model of gas boosters in place also didn’t allow for full consumption of the nitrogen within the gas supply bottles. Each of these factors led to big expenses and a lot of wasted gas.


After learning about the customer’s application, end-use, and performance requirements, our team determined Haskel’s air-driven gas booster was the best fit for their needs. This product allows more gas within the canister to be used, ensuring more efficient use. To further improve functionality for the customer’s operations, our team at FLW double-plumbed 2 two-stage gas boosters in parallel with air drive controls, air pilot switches relief valves for higher flow rate, and a large Haskel gas receiver. Because the client was monitoring pressures in their R&D lab room through sensors, the gas receiver provided them with larger gas volume for testing.

A year later, the customer installed a liquid nitrogen source that used an electric-driven pump and a large vaporizer to take the gaseous nitrogen up to 2000 PSI. This eliminated the handling of nitrogen bottles and gave the Haskel gas booster system a constant inlet pressure and higher gas flows on the outlet.

Our projects all start with pointing the customer in the right direction. Most customers, just like this one, don’t fully understand their current setup or the full scope of their needs. Haskel’s Selection Parameters worksheet simplifies the process of determining customer needs. Based on the parameters supplied on that sheet, plus the information they share in conversations, we’re able to thoroughly understand their needs and guide them to the best solution.

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