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Atlas Copco offers the complete marine starting air solution up to 90 kW


With the new LT KE water-cooled piston compressor, Atlas Copco completes its marine starting air compressor portfolio up to 90 kW (125 hp).

Atlas Copco has a broad marine offer consisting of starting, working and instrument air compressors as well as air treatment solutions and pneumatic tools. While the aluminum LT piston compressor range could offer starting air from 2 to 15 kW; the capacities of the newly developed LT KE starting air piston compressor with cast iron casing run from 60 m³/h (18.5 kW) to 430 m³/h (90 kW).

Designed for the engine room

The new LT KE pistons withstand ambient temperatures up to 60°C/140°F , which makes them ideal for the engine room. They also have the smallest footprint in the market, noise levels as low as 91dB(a) and a vibration foundation of less than 14 mm/sec. Both sea or fresh water can be used for the cooling of the LT KE. Synthetic oil is standard for the LT KE, but they also run smoothly on mineral oil.
Thanks to a forced air flow, the crankcase is heated much faster, which helps to eliminate condensate water. Together with a cooling water shut-off solenoid valve, no condensation can harm the compressor. When engineering the LT KE, special attention also went to easy installation, low maintenance requirements and low cost of ownership.

Developed for the Marine industry

Like all Atlas Copco’s marine air solutions, the new LT KE is fully certified according to all relevant marine class certifications. Designed by engineers with a wide experience in both marine and starting air applications, these marine compressors fit in perfectly with Atlas Copco’s market leading compressed air portfolio.
Atlas Copco’s starting air compressors are designed, manufactured and certified specifically for the Marine industry, but they are also perfectly suitable for industrial applications, like starting air for diesel engines on power plants.

Atlas Copco’s marine solutions

With the new water cooled LT KE, Atlas Copco extends its marine portfolio once again with a new and economical air solution. Of course, matching equipment like air receivers, working or instrument air compressors and air treatment are also available in our standard offer. Atlas Copco is also developing a fully-certified, air-cooled version of the LT KE that will be launched in the first quarter of 2012. The marine industry can rely on Atlas Copco for complete and certified marine air solutions. Please check for more information.

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3). Learn more at
Industrial Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets oil-injected and oil-free air compressors, Quality Air solutions and monitoring and connectivity solutions worldwide, under several brands, for all kinds of industries. The division's focus and main drive is to further improve its customers' productivity. The divisional headquarters and main production center are located in Antwerp, Belgium.
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