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AIRnet compressed air piping system saves energy at leading Indian textile plant

2013-12-09

Wilrijk, Belgium, December 2013. Siyaram Silk Mills Limited has installed AIRnet, a modular compressed air piping system from Atlas Copco, at its plant at Tarapur, Maharashtra, India. AIRnet delivers quality air from the compressor to the point of use, and will offer annual energy savings for the plant of up to 56,000 kWh.

Established in 1978, Siyaram is a market-leading manufacturer of yarns, home furnishings and garments. The company’s plant is equipped with the latest machinery for textile manufacture.  
 
Easy installation, efficient operation

Installing AIRnet is fast and simple as no welding, gluing or crimping is required. AIRnet’s modular system of corrosion-resistant anodized aluminum pipes are highly durable and feature self-aligning, fully sealed polymer fittings with integrated O-rings that eliminate any possibility of leaks.

The low friction factor of aluminum and the seamless connections minimize pressure drop. This, combined with bigger inner diameter, ensures high efficiency. In compliance with industrial standards, AIRnet pipes are pre-painted in blue (for compressed air) or green (for nitrogen gas) for easy network identification. 
 
Energy savings and reductions in CO2 emissions

At Siyaram, the AIRnet piping system is connected to an Atlas Copco 250 kW Oil Free Air Compressor ZT 250 which enables the pressure drop  by  0.2 bar, results in energy saving of 3.5 kW per hour. The compressor runs for about 8,000 hours per year, therefore annual savings in energy consumption will be close to 56,000 kWh. In turn, this reduces CO2 emissions by 54 tons per year which, over 10 years, is equivalent to planting 2,400 trees.
 
“Our relationship with Atlas Copco goes back more than 20 years,” says Mr. P. K. Archarya. Senior President (Technical), Siyaram Silk Mills Limited. “When we need ‘air’, it is always supplied by Atlas Copco equipment. We believe in Atlas Copco because they are a quality supplier. Their services are good. They are way ahead of any other suppliers and just a phone call away. When we decide to expand further, we will definitely use Atlas Copco’s AIRnet system.”

For further information please contact:

  • Bjorn Leempoels – Business Line Manager - Service
    +91 (0)20 39852313 , (M) - +91 9673995487
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).

Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. started operations in 1960, and has 22 offices across India, the registered office being at Pune. In 2012, Atlas Copco (India) Ltd. had about  2 500 employees and in the period from 1st April 2012 to 31st March 2013, revenues of INR 2 600 cr (MEUR 400).  

Compressor Technique Service is a division within Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. It provides a complete range of aftermarket services with the aim to maximize customers’ productivity. The division focuses on spare parts supply, professional service, air monitoring and connectivity solutions. The divisional headquarters are located in Antwerp, Belgium.