Puritan Bennett rotary air compressor
by Brian Hanson
Help locating a Puritan Bennett rotary air compressor.
I am working on a generator project where they -plumb pressurized methane gas into what they say was once a rotary air compressor from an air conditioner. It has a 1/3 hp electric motor connected to the shaft that runs through the compressor. the other end is coupled to a small 110 volt generator. The electric motor is used to start the compressor and is switched off as soon as the methane is under enough pressure to make the compressor turn the generator fast enough to make 110 volts.
I have a picture of it on the online video they sent me. If I could send it to you I would.
The tag on their compressor says: Puritan-Bennett Corp LA CA
Rotary Air compressor
CAP 10 MFD
The compressor and motor are both mounted in a pretty heavy casting..
Bill if you know where I could get one of these that would be great or even something a little bigger that could turn a generator that would put out more than 1500 watts and not be much bigger then the Puritan Bennett.