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Offshore Applications

Atlas Copco Rental, which provides oil-free rental air compressors to industry, has accomplished a new “first”—offering the first 100% oil-free compressors specially designed for offshore applications.

The diesel-driven units, identified by the model name PTS 916-Offshore and PNS 1250-offshore, are designed to meet stringent environmental and safety requirements and are packaged in a rugged shipping frame specifically for offshore use. 

It is our brand promise and highest priority to be our customers’ trusted partner for rental air solutions and 24/7 customer service. We want to give our customers the best oil-free compressor brand on the market: a reliable, high-pressure, offshore Atlas Copco unit combined with the environmental-friendly Tier III CAT diesel-engine technology.

The new compressors will be used primarily for cleaning pipes, dehydration, pressure-testing pipes and instrument-air applications (such as operating valves).

The 100% oil-free design of the PTS 916 and PNS 1250-offshore provides the best air quality a compressor can produce, eliminating the risk of unwanted oil contamination and increasing the longevity of any drying equipment.

The PNS 916-offshore air compressor has an operating pressure ranging from 10-150 psig and the PNS 1250-offshore ranges from 80 to 350 psig, which will increase utilization whether the unit is used in deep or shallow water. The broad operating ranges allow the compressor to operate as well in the North Sea as it does in the Gulf of Mexico.

Atlas Copco Rental serves the USA, Canada and Mexico and is strategically well-positioned for international rental projects with the Atlas Copco Oil & Gas Rental group.

The PNS 1250-offshore unit, so designated because of its capacity of 1250 cfm (cubic feet per minute), is equipped with a DNV 2.7.1-approved protective lifting frame plus accompanying lifting slings and shackles. (DNV stands for Det Norske Veritas, an international consulting firm headquartered in Oslo, Norway. DNV approval is a widely respected quality standard.)

The offshore unit’s fuel tank is made of marine aluminum material. Stainless steel is used for the piping and canopy-door hinges, as well as the fuel lines and external mechanical fuel isolation valve. The canopy, frame and internal parts have a special epoxy coating, and coolers are painted with a Teflon coating.

Features such as engine auto air shutdown valve, emergency stop buttons, warning light and alarm horn, spark arrestors, interior lighting, over speed protection and auxiliary tank hookups with a switching valve.


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