Pneumatic Volume Boosters

Pneumatic volume boosters feature high flow capacity and fast response. A wide range of signal to output pressure ratios, pipe sizes and options are available in Fairchild’s pilot operated regulator booster products with a Cv of 1 up to a Cv of 18, with flow capacities of 45 SCFM, 76.5 m3/hr up to 1500 SCFM, 2550 m3/hr.

Model 20 Fairchild
Model 20

The Model 20 Volume Booster is a smaller pneumatic device capable of high flow and exhaust capacity. This device uses a force balance system to control the movement of the supply and exhaust valves. As a pilot operated regulator design, the M20 handles up to 150 psig, [10.0 BAR], (1000 kPa) supply pressure and has ten available ratios to cover a wide range of applications. The M20 Booster provides a flow capacity of 45 SCFM (76.5 m3/HR), which equates to a Cv factor of approximately 1.0 in forward mode. Typical Part Numbers are 20812, 20822, 20832, 20842, 20852, 20862, 20813, 20823, 20833, 20843, 20853, 20863.

Model 200 Fairchild
Model 200

The Model 200 Pneumatic Volume Booster reproduces a pneumatic signal in a 1:1 ratio. It is ideally suited for systems that require input isolation or increased forward flow capacity. This device uses a force balance system to control the movement of the supply and exhaust valves. As a pilot operated regulator design, the M200 handles up to 250 psig, [17.0 BAR], (1700 kPa) supply pressure and provides a flow Ultra high Flow capacity of 1800 SCFM (3058 m3/HR), which equates to a Cv factor of approximately 18 in forward flow mode.

Model 2000 Fairchild
Model 2000

The Model 2000 Pneumatic Volume Booster converts a low flow signal to a high flow output. It is ideally suited for a variety of applications including the operation of air systems that require rapid valve or cylinder action. With its balanced supply valve and aspirator tube, the M2000 booster will maintain setpoint while delivering a strong boost of volume. In addition, its no bleed soft seat design minimizes air consumption of the system. As a pilot operated regulator design, the M2000 handles up to 250 psig, [17.0 BAR], (1700 kPa) supply pressure. The M2000 provides a flow capacity of 40 SCFM (68 m3/HR), which results in a Cv factor of just less than 1.0 in forward flow mode.

Model 200XLR Fairchild
Model 200XLR

Based on the Model 200 valve body, the Model 200XLR Volume Booster couples two identical units to obtain ultra high flow capacity in both forward and exhaust modes. As a pilot operated regulator design, the M200 handles up to 250 psig, [17.0 BAR], (1700 kPa) supply pressure and provides a flow Ultra high capacity of 1800 SCFM (3058 m3/HR), which equates to a Cv factor of approximately 18 in both forward and exhaust flow modes.

Model 4500A Fairchild
Model 4500A

Fairchild's Model 4500 Pneumatic Volume Boosters are popular due to their rugged design and high flow capacity in an economical package. In its pilot operated regulator design, the M4500 handles up 250 psig, [17.0 BAR], (1700 kPa) supply pressure and has five available signal to output ratios to meet most control element requirements. The 4500 Booster provides a flow capacity of 150 SCFM (255 m3/HR), which equates to a Cv factor of approximately 3.0 in both forward and exhaust modes. 4514A, 4524A, 4534A, 4544A, 4554A, 4516A, 4526A, 4536A, 4546A, 4556A.

Model 4500ABP Fairchild
Model 4500ABP

Fairchild’s M4500ABP is a High Flow Back Pressure Booster designed for automated or remote controlling of the back pressure or relief operation typically found in tank systems and other pressurized systems. In its pilot operated design, the M4500ABP will operate from a signal pressure of up to 150 psig [10.0 BAR] (1000kPa) and handles up 250 psig, [17.0 BAR], (1700 kPa) system pressure. The Fairchild Model 4500ABP Back Pressure Booster provides a flow capacity of 150 SCFM (255 m3/HR), which equates to a Cv factor of approximately 3.0.

Model 4800A Fairchild
Model 4800A

Fairchild’s M4800A is a High Flow Pneumatic Volume Booster specifically designed for Valve and valve actuation systems. With its Cv of 9 in both forward and exhaust modes, this pilot operated booster provides fast response and accurate control for valve actuation. In addition, the M4800A has an integral bypass valve, for optimum tuning and adjustment, even while in operation, to obtain maximum performance on opening and closing times with minimal overshoot or oscillation. In its pilot operated regulator design, the M4800A handles up 250 psig, [17.0 BAR], (1700 kPa) supply pressure and delivers an output pressure up to 150 psig [10.0 BAR] (1000kPa). The Fairchild Model 4800A Booster provides a flow capacity of 500 SCFM (850 m3/HR), which equates to a Cv factor of approximately 9 in both forward and exhaust modes.

Model 4900A Fairchild
Model 4900A

Fairchild’s M4900A is a High Flow Pneumatic Volume Booster designed for high precision applications. With its Cv of 9 in both forward and exhaust modes, this pilot operated booster provides fast response, very low deadband and high precision control. In its pilot operated regulator design, the M4900A handles up 250 psig, [17.0 BAR], (1700 kPa) supply pressure and delivers an output pressure up to 150 psig [10.0 BAR] (1000kPa). The Fairchild Model 4900A Booster provides a flow capacity of 500 SCFM (850 m3/HR), which equates to a Cv factor of approximately 9 in both forward and exhaust modes.