Our Company

Our Company

BAUER COMPRESSORS INC., headquarted in Norfolk, VA,  is recognized as the world’s foremost innovative designer and manufacturer of high pressure systems. We are specialized in the markets of high pressure breathing air products, GSA/military breathing air products, industrial air and gas products, plastics technology, natural gas, and inert gas compression.

BAUER’s Breathing Air Compressor Systems are the gold standard for fire-fighting, diving, military, offshore, industrial and medical applications where reliable ultra-pure breathing air is required to maintain life safety. Each product within our breathing air portfolio is specifically designed for the end user application ranging from small mobile systems to very large stationary systems operating in fire stations, mobile vehicles, dive operations, ship-board, offshore platforms, industrial plants, etc. Our systems can fit any need from 2.9 scfm charge rate up to 145 scfm charge rate (per compressor system) with fill pressures up to 6000 psig. Our Containment SCBA/SCUBA fill stations are built to exceed the current NFPA standards and including independent certification by a third party laboratory.

BAUER’s Industrial Compression Systems for air and gas are field proven in demanding continuous duty applications within industrial operations. We provide a broad range of specific systems solutions for various industries including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, marine, defense, oil & gas, chemical, refining, mining, power generation, cryogenics and research. Typical applications are for component testing, hydro-pneumatic systems, pneumatic actuation, process control, gas recovery, high pressure cylinder filling, propellant, gas inerting, nitrogen generation, high purity instrument air, etc. Our industrial compressor systems are available in capacities ranging from 10 to over 750 scfm (per compressor) with working pressures from 350 - 7000 psig and with power requirements from 1.5 to 400 hp (per compressor).

BAUER’s Natural Gas (CNG) Compression Systems are chosen by fleets all over the world because of their proven reliability and performance as well as their wide capacity and performance range. We offer the most complete line of standard, pre-engineered CNG compression systems in the industry ranging from 7.5 hp (9 scfm / 4.5 gge/hr) suitable for small fleets up to 350 hp (720 scfm / 360 gge/hr) systems suitable for large fleets and public stations. BAUER also offers an array of integrated storage solutions, integrated high pressure dryers and integrated priority fill systems.

BAUER’s Oil & Gas Compression Systems are specifically engineered and designed for rigorous duty under harsh offshore operating conditions. Solutions include high pressure air and nitrogen generation/booster systems for rig tensioning & motion compensation, BOP accumulator charging, nitrogen blanketing, coiled tubing, instrument air, and seismic applications. Customized options include electric or diesel drive, hazardous or rig-safe, containerized systems and all relevant safety certifications (DNV / ABS, etc.). We thoroughly understand our offshore customers’ requirement for reliability, safety and optimal performance in a small footprint combined with exceptional after-sales-support wherever they operate around the globe.

BAUER’s Nitrogen Generation Systems provide an attractive alternative to merchant supplied nitrogen because nitrogen is generated continuously onsite without the logistics problems associated with cryogenic gas. Our fully integrated nitrogen generation and compression systems are designed for industrial, manufacturing, defense, marine, aerospace, oil & gas, power generation, and food processing applications where nitrogen purity and consistency are critical. Our product capabilities range from miniature-sized portable system producing high purity nitrogen at 1 scfm to very large, diesel driven containerized systems for offshore use producing over 750 scfm. Purities range from 95% to 99.9% depending on whether membrane or PSA nitrogen generation technology is utilized.

BAUER’s Gas Assist Systems for Plastics Injection Molding have set the standard for innovation in Gas Injection Technology (GIT) worldwide. We offer complete integrated turnkey solutions from nitrogen generation & compression to gas injection control systems as well as injector pins and nozzles. Our experienced GIT applications support staff is available to assist with all aspects of tool design, process design and training in order to facilitate and maintain optimized production. BAUER’s integrated solutions approach to GIT ensures our customers 100% success in their desired outcome. 

Expertise, innovation, diversity, quality, reliability, and dedication to our valued customers are reasons why BAUER is recognized as the leader in high pressure compressors.