Mini Tech Gas Breathing Air Compressor

The Coltri/Nuvair Mini Tech high-pressure (5000 psi/345 bar) gas-powered breathing air compressors can be used in a wide variety of breathing air applications. Compact in design with foldaway handles, Mini Techs are portable and easy to lift. Onboard Grade E air purification comes standard for breathing air quality output. With several options available to meet your specific needs, the Predator® gas-powered HP Mini Tech MCH13 or MCH16 is the perfect choice for a portable and dependable high-pressure compressor.

8038-P / 8039-P

The Coltri/Nuvair Mini Tech MCH13 and MCH16 breathing air compressors are powered by Predator® gas engines. Their pumping units are made from top quality materials; connecting rods from aluminum alloy, stainless steel intercoolers and aftercoolers that are more than 13 feet  in length and cylinders of special cast iron. The marine grade 6061 aluminum frame is corrosion resistant, rigid and lightweight. All gasoline-powered breathing air compressors manufactured by Nuvair are now equipped with Predator® engines. See SKU 8038 and 8039 for industrial compressors powered by Honda gas engines.


  • 5000 psi (345 bar) maximum pressure
  • Grade E breathing air filtration
  • Two (2) fill whips
  • Compact frame
  • Stainless steel intercoolers
  • 6061 marine grade aluminum frame
  • Foldaway carrying handles
  • Honda engine
  • Heavy duty vibration mounts


  • Electric start
  • Automatic condensate drains
  • Pressure switch
  • Hour meter
  • High temperature shutdown
  • Upgraded filtration
  • Low oil shutdown
  • Tropical Plus compressor block with oil pump
  • Interstage pressure gauges
  • Lifting eyes
  • Visual carbon monoxide/moisture indicator
  • Stainless steel frame


Model Mini Tech MCH13 Mini Tech MCH16
Fill Time* ~11 minutes ~9 minutes
Charging Rate* 8.4 SCFM (238 L/min) 11.3 SCFM (320 L/min)
CFM FAD 7 CFM (200 L/min) 9.4 CFM (266 L/min)
Predator® Gas Engine 8 hp (6 kW)
SKU 8039-P
13 hp (9.7 kW)
SKU 8038-P
RPM 1200 1450
Sound Level @ 3m 106 dB 108 dB
Max Operating Pressure 5000 psi (345 bar)
Number of Stages 3
Number of Fill Hoses 2
Condensate Drain Manual (auto optional)
(L x W x H)
45.75 x 22.5 x 25.75 in
(114 x 56 x 61 cm)
Weight 312 lb (142 kg)
Lubrication Splash lubrication, capacity 1.8 L
Air Quality DIN 3188 - CGA Grade E - NFPA 1500 - EN12021

*Based on 80 cu ft cylinder from 500 to 3000 psi.