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Amar Kaul: IR is working on product for weaving sector

Jul 08, 2021
Amar Kaul: IR is working on product for weaving sector

In this interview, Amar Kaul, CMD, Ingersoll Rand India Ltd, highlights on how IR products are designed keeping air quality at the focus and trends in air engineering solutions for the textile industry.

Compressed air - a key utility in the textile industry - is required at nearly every stage of the manufacturing process across industries, fabrics and processes. Compressors also play a big role in maintaining air quality in the textile manufacturing plants. According to Amar Kaul, Chairman and Managing Director, Ingersoll Rand India Ltd, Ingersoll Rand (IR) remains committed to its sustainability efforts and air quality is an essential part of it. In this interview, Amar Kaul stresses that Ingersoll Rand products are designed keeping air quality at the focus and explains trends in air engineering technology.

How is Ingersoll Rand helping textile units to maintain air quality? What are the advantages of your air engineering systems?
Ingersoll Rand is helping textile units by fulfilling customer needs on power consumption and consumer point air quality with the combination of our RS 2 Stage models (200 kW and above) and NL Module in downstream.

Which are the factors involved in selecting the right air compressors for a textile unit?
Specific power consumption and maintenance of CAS modules to 10 years are the two factors to select the right air compressors for a textile unit along with RS 2 Stage machines and package care from the date of commissioning. These factors make the Ingersoll Rand’s services 100% risk free, which help gain trust from the customers.

Of the various types of air compressors, which are commonly used in textile units?
At present, contact cooled rotary screw and centrifugal are commonly used in the textile units.

What are the benefits of oil-free air compressors? Are they gaining traction in the textile industry?
Rotary oil free screw installations are slowly becoming obsolete in the textile industry with companies needing them only when the end product application and volume is less than 2000 cfm. Over the years, contact cooled rotary air compressors have remained a preferred choice of many players in the textile segment.

Any new systems/products you are developing (or planning to launch) for improving air quality in textile units?
At Ingersoll Rand, we remain committed to our sustainability efforts and air quality is an essential part of it. Our current range of products designed keeping air quality at the focus. We are also actively working on a product for weaving sector that will offer competitive package input SPC to address the issue of low-pressure contact cooled rotary screw operating between 3.5 to 5.5 bar.

What are the emerging trends in air compressor/air engineering systems with respect to their usage in textile units?
Given that textile units need to operate round-the-clock, continuous power supply becomes important for the sector. Various compressor manufacturers including Ingersoll Rand are actively concentrating on solutions with energy-based product lines.