Power Generation

FOR DECADES NOW, Sauer compressors have been operating reliably in power plants of all types throughout the world – whether they operate continuously or in start / stop mode. At the same time, the volume flows and pressure ranges are tailored to the specific needs of our customers. Sauer is always happy to take into account customers’ individual requirements and is able to cater for (virtually) any request.

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Our customers benefit from the following advantages:

  • State of the art compressors, control systems, compressed-air treatment systems and accessories
  • Optimum customer services starting with the initial enquiry and extending over the entire life of the product
  • 100 % compressor check at final pressure including 3.1 inspection certificate
  • Long operating life with guaranteed availability of replacement parts (minimum 25 years)
  • Turn-key solutions produced in accordance with customers’ specifications l Customer-specific documentation and calculations
  • Trouble-free operation, even under the most extreme conditions (130°F/55°C ambient temperature)
  • Individual, customer-oriented service concepts

 

Diesel-engine generators

diesel-engine-generators
Diesel-engine generators (also known as gen-sets) consist of a diesel engine and a generator. Given that they provide an independent means of generating electricity, they are a popular choice at production sites in remote areas or as emergency power supplies for major banks, hospitals, airports and even entire towns or cities. A number of countries and island states produce the majority of their electricity using diesel-engine generators.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Starting air
  • NOx treatment

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Power-plant operators
  • Diesel-engine manufacturers
  • Engineering offices
  • Contractors

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: MISTRAL, PASSAT, 6000
Variants: Basic, ComSilent
Volumetric flow: 6–285 scfm (10– 485 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 220–725 psig (15 – 50 bar)
Medium: Air

Gas-turbine power plants, combined heat and power plants

In gas-turbine power plants, flammable gases are used to drive turbines. These turbines are in turn connected to generators which actually produce the electricity. In gas and steam combination power plants, the heat generated by the gas turbines is also used to produce steam for the steam turbines. Small gas power plants (so called combined heat and power plants) use an internal combustion engine instead of a turbine to drive the generator. These combined heat and power plants are frequently used in order to cover periods of peak demand within the electricity network.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Starting air
  • Purging air
  • Sealing gas (nitrogen)
  • Feeding in gas

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: MISTRAL, PASSAT, TYPHOON, 6000
Variants: Basic, ComSilent, BasSeal, ComSeal
Volumetric flow: 60–590 scfm (100 –1000 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 220–725 psig (15 – 50 bar)
Medium: Air, nitrogen

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Power-plant operators
  • Turbine manufacturers
  • Engineering offices
  • Contractors
Gas Turbine Power Plants

Steam power plants, coal-fired power plants, waste incineration facilities

Steam Power Plants
In steam power plants, the thermal energy contained in water vapor is used to power a steam turbine which in turn drives the generator. In the process, conventional fuels such as oil, natural gas, hard coal or brown coal are used to fire the steam boiler. In coal-fired power plants, coal is the only fuel used, whereas waste incineration facilities can also use treated waste in order to generate electricity.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Desulphurisation
  • Removing fuel residues (soot blowing)
  • NOx treatment
  • Cooling the turbines using hydrogen

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Power-plant operators
  • Turbine manufacturers
  • Engineering offices
  • Contractors

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: MISTRAL, PASSAT, HURRICANE, 6000
Variants: Basic, ComSilent
Volumetric flow: 60–590 scfm (100 –1000 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 220–3625 psig (15 – 250 bar)
Medium: Air, hydrogen

Hydroelectric power plants and other hydroelectric facilities

In hydroelectric power plants, the mechanical energy of the water is converted into electrical current using turbines and generators connected to them. Given that the effective head varies, a distinction is made between low, medium and high-pressure power plants. Similarly, there are run-of-river plants as well as storage plants (including pumped-storage plants) depending on the way in which the available water is used.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Braking air for pneumatic brakes
  • Adjusting turbine blades and large valves (e. g. governor)
  • Blowing air (blowing out the water to eliminate the load during starting)
  • Preventing pulsation and cavitation

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Power-plant operators
  • Turbine manufacturers
  • Engineering offices
  • Contractors

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: PASSAT, TYPHOON, 6000, MISTRAL
Variants: Basic, ComSilent
Volumetric flow: 30–295 scfm (50 – 500 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 435 –1450 psig (30–100 bar)
Medium: Air, nitrogen

Hydroelectric Power Plants

Nuclear power plants, atomic power plants

Nuclear Power Plants
Although they belong to the group of steam power plants, nuclear power plants are mentioned here separately as they obtain the energy they need to heat steam through splitting atoms rather than through burning fossil fuels.

What are Sauer Compressors used for?

  • Starting air for emergency power for the diesel engines
  • Cooling the turbines using hydrogen
  • Cooling the reactor core using hydrogen

Who are Sauer Compressors’ customers?

  • Power-plant operators
  • Turbine manufacturers
  • Engineering offices
  • Contractors

Which Sauer product ranges are used?

Product ranges: MISTRAL, PASSAT, TORNADO, HURRICANE
Variants: Basic, ComDry, BasSeal, ComSeal
Volumetric flow: 6 –155 scfm (10 – 265 m³/hr)
Pressure range: 435–3625 psig (30 – 250 bar)
Medium: Air, hydrogen