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Fresh Air November 2017

Read the Compressor Engineering special edition of Fresh Air – a monthly newsletter covering product updates, tips for air compressor maintenance, local news, and valuable insights into the world of compressed air and vacuum pump technology.

Top tip: Putting safety first in compressed air use

Safety in compressed air use articleWe take a look at the potential hazards involved in compressed air use and ask how aware is industrial management of the preventative measures that can be taken, the scope of current pressure regulations and the legal obligations of compliance.

 

Hear from Steve Matthews, Atlas Copco’s QSHE Manager

Need a compressor in a hurry?

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions decided to install a full-feature Atlas Copco GA45VSD+FF rotary screw compressorIf you’re looking to rent or buy a reliable second hand air compressor, Compressor Engineering has an extensive hire fleet and helpful factory-trained engineers to get your production back up and running.

 

Find out more about our compressor hire and second hand fleet

Atlas Copco helps power BLOODHOUND SSC towards the finishing line

In October, the BLOODHOUND SSC project made its first test runs, achieving 0-200 mph in 8 seconds. Air compressors and advanced tools from Atlas Copco have played an integral role throughout the development, assembly and test stages of the supersonic combined jet engine and rocket powered car that aims to break the land speed record.

Read more about the Bloodhound SSC project

Smartlink diagnostics avoids machine breakdown at automotive plant

Atlas Copco’s Diagnostic Center reacted to a compressor element outlet warning on a GA22 at an automotive manufacturing plant in the UK. The early warning from the compressor’s Smartlink meant that preventive maintenance could be brought forward, thus avoiding breakdown costs and unscheduled downtime at the customer, and potential damage to the compressor element.

 

Read more examples about how Smartlink improves compressor uptime

‘Kettle’ helps vacuum pumps stand up to humid environments

Watch this video to find out how a piece of testing kit affectionately called the ‘kettle’ is used in our vacuum pump factory to ensure our ‘AW’ liquid ring vacuum pumps perform reliably under the most extreme humid conditions.

 

Watch vacuum engineers perform a saturated air test

Desiccant dyers that perform reliably at 100% airflow

The CD 25+-260+ and the CD 25-260 are designed to meet the strictest energy requirementsOur two new ‘CD’ heatless desiccant dryer ranges are designed to perform reliably at 100% airflow, whereas most dryers only work at 70-80%. As a result, customers can enjoy a constant pressure dewpoint and process, even with fluctuating air demand.

 

Get the lowdown on the new CD+ and CD dryers