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SIERRA®

50 - 400 HP (37 - 300 kW)


AIRCOOLED ONLY

SIERRA® OIL-FREE ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSOR


COMPRESSED AIR FLOW SCHEMATIC - OPERATION

System Flow Schematic -


Airside The second stage airend com- During unloaded operation the in-
presses the air to the desired pres- let throttle valve (2) is fully closed
Atmospheric air is drawn through sure. The high pressure air then and the blowoff valve (18) is fully
the inlet air filter (1), through the flows through the second stage open.
butterfly throttle valve (2) into the pulsation dampener (9), through
first stage airend (3). The first the discharge check valve (10) The open blow-off valve vents off
stage airend compresses the at- and into the aftercooler (12). any compressed air in the com-
mospheric air to 25 - 35 psig. The pressor through the blow-off si-
compressed air then flows The aftercooler reduces the tem- lencer (19) to vent.
through a pulsation dampener (4), perature of the compressed air to
used to remove any pressure approximately 25°F above the The action of both the inlet throttle
pulsations, into the intercooler. ambient air temperature. (2) and the blow-off (18) valves
are controlled by the load/unload
The aircooled intercooler (5) re- The cooled air flows then into the control cylinder (17).
duces the air temperature before second stage moisture separator
it enters the second stage airend. (13). Condensed moisture is The inlet throttle and blow-off
The air then flows through the separated to drain (14) and the valves are mechanically inter-
moisture separator (7). Moisture cool, clean oil-free air flows into locked to provide for simultaneous
which may have been condensed the plant air system. operation of both valves during
by the intercooler, is separated load and unloading.
and allowed to flow to drain (14). During full load operation, the in-
The cooled air flows out of the let throttle valve (2) is fully open
separator through an expansion and the blow-off valve (18) is fully
joint into the second stage airend closed.
(8).
SIERRA®
50 - 400 HP (37 - 300 kW)
AIRCOOLED ONLY

SIERRA® OIL-FREE ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSOR


LUBRICATION SCHEMATIC - OPERATION

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
LUBRICATION SYSTEM The blended oil from the control
Although the SIERRA® compres- OPERATION valve flows into the oil manifold
sor is an oil-free compressor, the for distribution to all gears, bear-
bearings and gears contained The direct driven oil pump draws ings, second stage airend cool-
within the compression module oil out of the sump through a ing jacket and capacity control
require a continuous supply of strainer. The oil flows out of the system. In the 50 to 100 HP (37
clean, cool lubricating oil to in- pump to the oil cooler and oil -75 kW) units, the first stage airend
sure long and reliable airend/gear temperature control valve. has oil cooled jackets, too.
life. The lubrication system used
on the SIERRA® compressor con- Oil pressure is controlled by a Hot oil from all lubrication points,
sists of the following major com- flow control orifice. Excess pres- along with oil from the capacity
ponents: sure is returned to the sump. control system is returned to the
gearcase sump.
• Gearcase Oil Sump Cool oil from the oil cooler is
• Positive Displacement Oil Pump blended with the warm oil from
• Pressure Relief Valve the sump to maintain the de-
• Aircooled Oil Cooler sired operating temperature.
• Oil Temperature Control Valve
• Oil Filter
• Oil Manifold
• Gearcase Breather

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