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Atlas Copco launches new ‘Purge Saver’ online tool to help medical air plant users calculate energy savings


Atlas Copco has launched a new online tool that enables users to calculate the energy costs they can save by using state-of-the-art purge control technology for Atlas Copco and BeaconMedæs medical air plant installations. The new ‘Purge-Saver’ calculator tool is available to use for free on both the Atlas Copco and BeaconMedæs websites.

Atlas Copco Purge Saver calculation tool

Atlas Copco Purge Saver calculation tool

The purge saver feature is a state-of-the-art purge control function that makes medical air purifiers more efficient, which can lead to energy savings on purge losses of up to 90%; depending on installation and usage. As a benefit to end users, the feature is fitted as standard on all Atlas Copco and BeaconMedæs medical air plants. Now, with the new online purge saver calculator tool, users can quickly and easily check the monetary savings (In Sterling, Euros or U.S. dollars) that they can make by using this technology.

When using the online purge-saver calculator tool most of the data is already preset, with users only required to insert the quantity of compressors and the average load of their medical air plant. As an example of how the calculator tool works, if a user specifies that they operate one 15kW compressor at an average load of 35%, the estimated saving they could expect to make is up to 2000 Euros every year.

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Kurt De Smet, Medical Competence Team Leader from Atlas Copco commented, “Many people are aware that purge air is quite expensive, but often don’t realise how much money they can save by using control technology. With this new calculator tool we are convinced that customers will now be better able to understand the added value of using purge control for their medical air plant installations.” 

Atlas Copco Air Plant calculation tool

Atlas Copco Air Plant calculation tool

The new purge saver calculator complements BeaconMedæs and Atlas Copco’s existing suite of online tools, which includes an advanced medical air plant calculation tool that assists the correct selection of a medical air plant according to different medical gas standards, including ISO7396-1, HTM02-01 and HTM2022. This calculation tool enables users to accurately size a medical air plant according to their specific needs, ensuring that it will not be over sized, which would result in potential cost savings. Moreover, the tool visualises the complete medical air plant and allows the user to request a quote or to export the results in a PDF, Word or Excel format. 

To access Atlas Copco’s full range of online calculator tools for medical air installations please visit: Calculator Tools  
To access the calculator tools from BeaconMedæs, please visit: BeaconMedæs and look for the GURU section.

For further information please contact:

  • Jeroen Hoen
    Vice President Communication & Competence Development
    Quality Air division
    Email: jeroen.hoen@be.atlascopco.com
    Tel: +32 (0)3 401 94 19

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics.  The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.
Quality Air is a division within Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. It develops, engineers, manufactures and markets dryers, gas dehydration/gas generation equipment, medical air solutions, and biogas upgrades worldwide. Products are offered under several brands to a wide range of industries including oil and gas, chemical, industrial manufacturing, medical and rental. The main production facilities are in China, Belgium, Italy and USA. The divisional headquarters is located in Antwerp, Belgium.