Atlas Copco sets new industry standard for energy efficiency
Antwerp, Belgium, April 2, 2008. Atlas Copco has yet again proven its world leadership in air-compressor manufacturing with the introduction of the new GA range of oil-injected compressors. Every component in the new GA range has been carefully evaluated and designed to provide Atlas Copco’s customers with a product offering the highest levels of reliability and energy efficiency.
Atlas Copco has a long history of understanding customers’ main concern: Maximizing production in a superior and highly-efficient manner. To meet these needs, Atlas Copco focuses on eliminating production downtime and minimizing the cost of each cubic meter of compressed air produced. Full-featured products, integrated Variable Speed Drive (VSD) and the development of customized solutions are only a few examples of innovations that meet or exceed individual requirements for reliability, air quality and energy efficiency.
“However”, says Paulo Pereira, GA product manager at Atlas Copco, “the most efficient compressor package goes beyond simply having an efficient screw element. For instance, it is also crucial to optimize all the elements around the core component. In the development process of the new GA, we made substantial efforts to reduce all types of losses, whether flow-related, mechanical or electrical. The latest design techniques such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis were used to meet these objectives.”
In tandem with its new GA compressors and once again as the result of continuous efforts to improve its core products, Atlas Copco has also developed a new range of integrated and stand-alone refrigerant dryers with energy saving features such as “Saver Cycle Control” and highly-efficient heat exchangers with minimal pressure drops.
With all these features, Atlas Copco offers its customers the best-in-class efficiency for their compressed air systems.
Air quality is provided by two key elements: A highly-efficient oil removal system to give minimum residual oil content in the outlet air and state-of-the-art refrigerant dryers which are available in both integrated and stand-alone versions. Finally, great attention has been paid to integration. All components have been optimally integrated to reduce floor space and simplify connections. The new GA Full Feature with integrated refrigerant dryer and air filter ensures the continuous supply of clean and dry air to extend the life of equipment, enhance system reliability and avoid costly downtime and production delays.
Chris Lybaert, Divisional President, states with confidence: “This new GA series sets the new standards in oil injected compressors and will ensure the company’s pre-eminent position in this field.”
Atlas Copco is the leading compressed air consultant expert and helps its customers streamline and fully optimize their compressed air needs through targeted analysis and custom installations. With the new GA range, fields as varied as the cement, glass, mining and tire manufacturing industries can benefit from unrivalled energy efficiency, reliability and air quality.