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Gain outstanding flexibility and purity with Atlas Copco’s newest scroll compressor SF 17-22


Antwerp, 3rd July 2009. The new oil-free scroll compressor SF 17-22 kW is the result of Atlas Copco’s striving for continuous innovation. This revolutionary range opens a new world of possibilities for the most sensitive applications. Increased customer flexibility, reduced operating costs and improved ease of use are the most significant achievements.

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The SF 17-22 was specifically designed for applications in industries such as hospitals, laboratories, breweries, universities or pharmaceuticals.
Innovation leads to more flexibility
The oil-free multi-scroll compressors SF 17 and 22 consist of up to four new 5.5 kW compressor element modules, making it possible to adapt the compressor to the required customer air demand with increased customer flexibility in comparison with the previous 3.7 kW element and the SF 11 to 15 kW.  The new element modules can be combined in 2 different ways: the SF multi-core and the SF multi-duplex.
The SF multi-core enables you to pay for the air that you use by combining several 5.5 kW elements in one canopy.  One or more modules can be stopped when there is fluctuation in air demand.  This flexible use of the compressor saves energy.  If there is an increase in plant demand in the future, the SF 17 can be upgraded to a SF 22 kW with simple kit.  This makes the SF 17-22 a very cost efficient source of oil-free air at a low initial investment for current and possible future requirements.
The SF multi-duplex consists of 1 or 2 elements, backed up respectively by 1 or 2 additional elements, integrated in a sound insulated enclosure.  This SF multi-duplex design is compliant with all the stringent redundancy standards within the medical sector.

Peace of mind: 100% oil-free air at reduced operating cost

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Atlas Copco’s 100% oil-free scroll compressor technology protects both the production process and the end product quality while fulfilling the most stringent requirements for pure and clean oil-free air.
By optimizing cooling flow design, pressure drop and lower inlet air temperature, Atlas Copco has increased reliability and performance level.  This results in a free air delivery (FAD) up to 51% higher and specific energy requirements (SER) down 6% for the new SF 17-22 range when comparing to the previous multi-scroll range.
The integrated Energy Saver System (ESi) monitors and controls the running hours of each element module, allowing for equal wear so service visits can be combined, optimizing your production process and minimizing downtime.  Convenient access to each element module renders for minimum maintenance time.
Ease of use
The SF 17-22 can easily be placed at the point of use due to the silenced enclosure 65 dB(A) with integrated dryer full feature concept reducing installation costs and minimizing pressure drops saving energy. No increase in footprint requirement despite increase in performance.
The SF17-22 introduction extends the product portfolio in the market of 100% oil-free air compressors.  The SF 17-22 provides flexibility in adapting to air demand while being an efficient source of 100% oil-free compressed air.

Footnote to editors

High-resolution color photographs of the new SF are available for download on the Atlas Copco photo archive website.
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Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with 136 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 160 markets. In 2008, Atlas Copco had 34 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 74 (BEUR 7.7). 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.