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New Atlas Copco air compressor combines high flow & low energy consumption

Oct 17, 2018
New Atlas Copco air compressor combines high flow & low energy consumption

Atlas Copco’s ZH 1000-3150 oil-free centrifugal air compressor is designed to meet the needs of the air separation industry for a larger centrifugal air compressor delivered in a standard package. The most compact air compressor in its range, the virtually silent ZH 1000-3150 provides the optimum combination of high flow and low energy consumption.

ZH 1000-3150 is an all-in-one oil-free air compressor; all elements including internal piping, coolers, motor, lubrication, inlet guide vanes and control system are supplied in a standard package in a built-to-last design. Stainless steel cores minimise corrosion and increase operating lifetime. Installation is simple due to its integrated package design, and commissioning is quick. Optional features allow customisation to a specific production environment.

“Budgetary restrictions mean that companies are looking for standardized solutions instead of customised units,” says Luc T’Jollijn - Product Manager Centrifugal Compressors. “The advanced technology incorporated into the ZH 1000-3150 – the latest in our smart AIR solutions portfolio – minimizes a customer’s overall operating costs while providing the high flow necessary for their applications. Moreover, it’s designed for low maintenance time and costs.”

The unique design of ZH 1000-3150 allows turndown of over 25 per cent before blow-off, maximising energy savings and minimising operating costs. Standard inlet guide vanes save up to 9 per cent more energy at reduced flows compared to many competitive units. Efficient cooling increases both reliability and energy efficiency and maximises thermal transfer.

ZH 1000-3150 works together with Atlas Copco’s new Optimizer 4.0 central controller. It enables a compressed air system to be optimised through selection of the most efficient combination of machines, such as compressors, dryers, filters, energy recovery systems, air receivers, coolers and boosters. Through a highly intuitive user interface, the end-user can view the performance and energy consumption of each machine as well as of the whole system.

Moreover, Optimizer 4.0 is fully Industry 4.0 compatible, enabling the Internet of Things and the digital integration of the air compressed system with other intelligent networked devices to improve equipment performance, enhance predictive maintenance and further increase energy efficiency.