Ful-Vane™ Air Compressors

ful-vane-air-compressors-fl-smidthDeveloped from Fuller® design and technology, FLSmidth’s Ful-Vane™ Compressors provide more compression with less energy. Available in flow ranges from 50 SCFM to 3000 SCFM and with discharge pressures to 120 psig, Ful-Vane compressors are well suited for a wide variety of gas compression and vapor recovery applications.

Our unique design features include:

  • Large inlet area provides efficient capture of large air flows
  • Only three moving parts for minimal mechanical losses
  • Constant blade-to-cylinder contact maintains compression efficiency
  • Shaft and bearing design minimizes drive losses

With only two bearings and three moving parts, the Ful-Vane compressor boasts a simple design that is easily field repairable.  Internally, carbon fiber vanes ride on a thin layer of lubricant to provide positive sealing or each compression chamber. As a result of minimal internal and mechanical losses, Ful-Vane compressors have higher operating efficiencies. Since the vanes compensate for wear, the compressor maintains its design efficiency over time.

Ful-Vane compressors also feature rebuildable housings and rotors.  Rather than being replaced, the inner cylinder can be re-bored numerous times, and the rotor can be reslotted up to three times.  This means the compressor can be easily rebuilt to factory specs several times over its lifespan. This greatly reduces the long-term cost of ownership.

The Ful-Vane compressor is available in a full range of single-stage and two-stage sizes.  Ful-Pak™ air compressor enclosures are available for single stage sizes C135 and larger, which are ready for installation with only cooling water, power and air piping connections needed.

FLSmidth also offers a complete range of ancillary equipment, including our Ful-Lube™-2 lubrication systems, Ful-Power™ High Efficiency upgrades, and Inlet Filter/Silencers.

Equipment is designed and manufactured in the United States with parts and service provided through a network of service centers. FLSmidth Pneumatic Transport is responsible for the Ful-Vane compressor, and is part of the global FLSmidth organization, a worldwide engineering and manufacturing organization.

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