Airtech AC Series vacuum boosters are positive displacement, roots-type blowers intended for use in conjunction with a mechanical backing pump. The AC booster pumps have a simple weighted bypass design that allows start-up from atmosphere.

 

The design has the following advantages:

  • Pumpdown times cut by up to 50%
  • Reduced capital and operating costs
  • No pressure sensors, special drives or leaking seals.
  • Can operate continuously at all pressures when used with a backing pump.

The bypass design allows the booster to be started at the same time as the backing pump (at atmospheric pressure) as it prevents motor overload. The AC booster pump therefore assists the pumping process from the start of pumpdown.

Model Features

  •  Vertical flow self draining in all models
  • Weighted bypass ensures simple, trouble-free  cut-in
  • Available for applications where oxygen or other reactive gases are present
  •  Quiet, vibration free operation
  •  Simple installation, can be mounted directly on backing pump.
  •  Integral oil cooler on largest models for tough applications

AC Series Specifications

Model
Displacement (CFM)
Motor(HP/kW)
Speed @60Hz
Backing Pump
  Max. Ambient Temp.(F°)
Oil Capacity
Cooling Water
AC500
380
3/2.6
3600
L250
40-104°
2.8
N/A
AC1200
765
5.5/4.0
3600
L250/400/630
40-104°
2.8
N/A
AC2600
1525
10/7.5
3600
L400/630
40-104°
7.5
1.2 GPM

AD Series Booster Dimensions (Inches)

Model

L0

L1

L2

L3

L4

H1

H2

H3

W1

W2

W3

Inlet

(NPT)

Outlet

(NPT)

AC500
36.6
10.2
7.68
24.3
0.79
19.2
3.54
7.68
12.6
16.1
9.64
3″
3″
AC1200
43.3
10.8
10.8
29.1
0.79
20.7
3.54
8.64
12.6
16.1
11.2
4″
4″
AC2600
53.1
14.8
10.9
29.9
1.08
26.5
2.75
9.25
18.9
23.5
14.76
6″
4″