Atlas Copco takes energy efficiency of centrifugal compressors to the next level
Antwerp, Belgium, August 2013: Atlas Copco has launched a new, highly energy-efficient centrifugal compressor range which saves up to 7% on specific energy at full load and up to another 9% at part load.
The result is a reduction of specific energy up to 7% at full load compared to the previous model. Inlet guide vanes (IGVs), which are part of Atlas Copco’s standard scope of supply, further reduce energy cost by 9% at part loads as compared to a throttle valve control. As energy consumption constitutes about 80% of the life cycle cost of a compressor, users will benefit from day one, reducing the overall total cost of ownership. Other than energy efficiency, reliability is a very important aspect. To ensure continuous production for the users ZH centrifugal compressors from Atlas Copco employ high-end features to ensure maximum uptime. Milled impellers and servo controlled inlet guide vanes (IGV) are only two examples of the entire list that contributes to a trouble free performance and high lifetimes.
“The existing range of ZH turbo compressors is already considered a benchmark for energy efficiency and reliability. The introduction of the new range raises the bar even higher” says Chris Lybaert, President of Atlas Copco’s Oil-free Air Division. “Atlas Copco is committed to sustainable productivity and it is our ongoing endeavor to bring to market the most energy efficient solutions year after year.”
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For further information please contact:
- Luc T’Jollijn, Product Manager Centrifugal Compressors Oil-free Air
Phone: +32 3 870 27 03 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oil-free Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets oil-free air compressors for all kind of industries worldwide where the air quality is vital, and oil-injected compressors for less critical applications. The division focuses on air optimization systems and quality air solutions to further improve customers’ productivity. The divisional headquarters for the division is located in Shanghai with main production facilities in Belgium, China, India and Brazil.