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Atlas Copco compressors help Thai chemical manufacturer achieve significant savings


Wilrijk, Belgium, August 2014: In 2012, chemical manufacturer BST Specialty Co., Ltd. (BSTS) decided to open a new production line that would require two additional compressor units. After meeting with compressor experts from Atlas Copco (Thailand) Ltd., BSTS chose two Atlas Copco ZR 75FF oil-free compressors and has achieved significant energy savings as a result.

ZR 75FF oil-free compressors
BST Specialty Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Bangkok Synthetics Co., Ltd., has extensive expertise with petrochemicals and is a leader in the manufacturing of synthetic rubber products and polybutadiene rubber and styrene butadiene rubber, which are used to produce medical gloves. Located in Amata City, Rayong, the BSTS factory produces 4,000-6,000 tons of chemical products per year.

In 2012, BSTS planned to purchase two 90 kW oil-free screw compressors. One compressor would operate, while the other would be used as a backup. Both compressors would run with heatless dryer units under a pressure dew point (PDP) of -40 °C.

Great equipment, great support

Atlas Copco (Thailand) Ltd., recommended a ZR 75FF with an integrated dryer for plant air and instrument air. The ZR 75FF compressor offers extreme reliability and high efficiency even under the harshest conditions. As the first air compressors in the world to be certified ISO 8573-1 CLASS 0, ZR compressors offer 100 % oil-free air to protect manufacturing processes and the final product. The variable speed drive automatically adjusts the air supply to meet demand, resulting in an average of 35% in energy savings. The ZR 75FF compressor is an all-inclusive, plug-and-play package for easy, low-cost installation and quick startup. 

The ZR 75FF only requires the amount of energy for an 80 kW air compressor and dryer with a PDP of -10 °C. Compared to the competitor’s 90 kW units, the two Atlas Copco compressors save BSTS USD 10,400 per year in energy costs. The units were quickly installed and have been easy to maintain with their long service intervals. 

“After one year of use, our technicians have confirmed the quality of Atlas Copco’s ZR 75FF air compressor. The service team from Atlas Copco also responds quickly and gives great support,” said a manufacturing manager at BSTS.

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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. 

Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area provides industrial compressors, vacuum solutions, gas and process compressors and expanders, air and gas treatment equipment and air management systems. It has a global service network. Compressor Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in the manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, the United States, China, India and Korea.