Atlas Copco announces new Hurricane booster module at OTC 2012
Atlas Copco announced the addition of a new booster module, the Hurricane M-41, to its product line-up during the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) held in Houston April 30 through May 3. The module’s small footprint of just 54 inches by 57 inches by 65 inches and its dry weight of just over 4,000 pounds makes it ideal for OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and mobile drill rig owners looking to customize an existing rig.
The new booster module features a dual inlet suction manifold that provides a better gas flow and therefore lower overall system temperature. This lower temperature allowed the system’s design engineers to do away with the concentric valve water cooling system, further reducing the plumbing on the module without degrading performance.
The control panel, which may be remote-mounted if desired, is equipped with a digital thermal scanner for monitoring cylinder temperatures and a tachometer to monitor rpm. Fork lift pockets make the unit easy to move and position.
“The M-41 booster offering is a unique compliment to the current B4-41 and B7-41 packages available from Atlas Copco Hurricane,” commented Daryl Heiser, application and product support manager for Atlas Copco Hurricane. “The OEMs and drilling companies now have a package that fits well with requirements for customizing their equipment.”