Atlas Copco Rental Europe invests in high-pressure compressors

7 November 2017

Boom, Belgium: Atlas Copco Rental Europe extends its fleet with 20 Atlas Copco Y35 Drillair units. These compact and efficient, high-pressure, diesel-driven screw compressors deliver a pressure of up to 35 bar. The compressor’s design complies with the most stringent European emission standard, Stage IV. With this versatile addition, Atlas Copco Rental Europe takes another step in extending its rental fleet to meet the increased demand for higher pressures and flows at a lower cost.

With the introduction of the newest Y35 units, Atlas Copco Rental Europe upgrades its fleet with a compressor that covers a wide operating pressure range. Thanks to the Extended Pressure Range (XPR) technology, the pressure can be set as anywhere between 15 and 35 bar, making these all-rounders suitable for any heavy duty work such as foundation drilling in hard soil or bedrock.

The latest and cleanest technology

Fitted with an efficient Stage IV engine, these compressors contribute to the reduction of harmful emissions. Stage IV engines reduce the levels of particulate matter and NOx by 50 to 96% compared to previous models. As an added benefit, they also consume less fuel. To achieve these results, the exhaust after-treatment system requires adding AdBlue® to the fuel: Atlas Copco Rental can support you with both fuel and AdBlue® management to keep your installation up and running.

Bringing environmentally friendly solutions to the drilling industry

“Companies in foundation, geothermal or water well drilling often struggle to keep pace with the increasingly stringent norms and standards in the industry. That’s where we can offer the benefits of working with state of the art equipment, without having to take the initial investment,” explains Inge Craninckx, Marketing Manager Atlas Copco Rental Europe. “These Y35 Drillair units are ideal for drilling projects or any other projects that require between 15 and 35 bar of pressure.”

More applications in the future

"Part of this new fleet of Y35 compressors are adapted for offshore use, an industry branch with important growth potential. Beginning of 2018, we will launch a booster that can bring the operating pressure to 200 bar in just two stages, which would make the Y35 a space-saving solution for pipeline pre-commissioning activities such as pressure testing, dewatering, drying & nitrogen flushing.” continues Craninckx.

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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 services 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 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45 000 employees. Learn more at Specialty Rental is a division within Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area. It serves customers in all industry segments around the world with temporary air, power, flow, steam and nitrogen rental solutions. The specialty rental services are offered under several brands. The divisional headquarters is located in Belgium. Learn more at