Nomad Low Pressure Diesel Powered Compressor

The Nuvair diesel Nomad is a light duty commercial compressor is ideal for low-pressure industrial applications. Lightweight, low cost, and portability are the main reasons for choosing this light duty compressor. The Nuvair Nomad two stage, two cylinder pump with 7.7 hp (5.7 kW) Yanmar diesel engine produces 23 CFM @ 145 psi (651 L/min @ 109 bar). The optional breathing air filtration package makes the Nomad an ideal solution for shallow surface supply diving operations.


Weighing in at just 260 pounds, this is a portable compressor with great air delivery. Diver air filtration is not included with this compressor but is available as an option to produce CGA Grade D breathing air.


  • Two-stage compressor
  • Pneumatic load control for diesel engine
  • Collapsable remote air intake
  • FDA food grade synthetic Nuvair 445 oil
  • Pressure activated throttle
  • Oil sight gauge
  • Integrated twin volume tanks with drains rated to 160 psi
  • Pressure gauge
  • All-terrain tires
  • Digital hour meter

Recommended Options

  • 3-Stage Breathing Air Filtration Pack¹ (SKU 6063.1)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) monitor¹ (SKU 9621, 9621.5, or 9621F)
  • Air Test Kit (SKU 1XTEST)
  • Dive Hose and Hose Ends (SKU K313AY-06-CUSTOM)
  • Remote Air Intake² (SKU NUVRAI-BX)
  • Air Cooled Aftercooler (SKU ACAC-25)


Cylinders/Stages 2/2
Displacement/CFM 23 CFM (650 L/min) @ 650 RPM
Engine 7.7 hp (5.7 kW) Yanmar Diesel
Maximum Operating Pressure 145 psi (10 bar)
Air Tank Volume (2) 4.49 gal (17 L)
(L x W x H)
34.3 x 30 x 42 in
(87 x 76 x 107 cm)
Weight 260 lb (118 kg)


¹ OSHA Standards for Respiratory Protection · 1910.134(i)(7) CFR: "For oil-lubricated compressors, the employer shall use a high-temperature or carbon monoxide alarm, or both, to monitor carbon monoxide levels. If only high-temperature alarms are used, the air supply shall be monitored at intervals sufficient to prevent carbon monoxide in the breathing air from exceeding 10 ppm." [≤10 pm carbon monoxide meets CGA Grade D breathing air requirements.]

² Remote air intake required to meet OSHA standards for breathing air.