XRVS 1550 Mobile Diesel Air Compressor

 The Atlas Copco XRVS 1550 is a two-stage, oil-injected, rotary screw type air compressor, powered by a liquid-cooled, six-cylinder twin-turbocharged diesel engine. 

The unit consists of one low pressure and one high-pressure air end, diesel engine, cooling circuit, air/oil separation and control systems - all enclosed within a sound dampened powder coated enclosure.

A range of undercarriage formats, factory and locally installed options are available.

Special attention has been given to the overall product quality, user-friendliness, ease of serviceability, and economical operation to ensure best in class cost of ownership.

View and/or Download XRVS 1550: Brochure / Datasheet

XC 4004 Smart Controller

Stop compressing air – start controlling it!

The Smart Air Xc4004 controller features the latest innovations. We believe a controller should put you in complete control, while being intuitive, and most importantly easy to use and navigate.

Smart controls also protect your investment: improve your efficiency while decreasing the operating costs of your equipment through advanced insights.

Advanced features:

  • Smart user interface with key parameters at first sight.
  • Mirror application for remote control.
  • Audible, clear warning system for any deviations.
  • Robust design which resists water and dust (IP67 rated).

No surprises:

Pressure gauge, running hours, fuel levels are always in plain sight, without toggling. Clear warning and alarm codes will clearly notify you in case of problems.

The controller will tell you when maintenance is due. If something goes wrong, alarms will notify you audibly and visually. And if something goes critically wrong, the controller will shut down the compressor and protect your investment.


Engine: Caterpillar C18 ACERT

Caterpillar C18 Tier 4 Final, twin turbocharged, six-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel engine provides ample power to operate the compressor continuously at full load. Meats US EPA and Environment Canada Tier 4 Final exhaust legislations. The US EPA engine family is “KCPXL18.1HXF”. Engine output at rated speed, in accordance to SAE Standard, is 755 Bhp at 1800 rpm, as limited by the engine ECU. The engine has the capability to start the compressor to -13°F (-25°C) with standard 1500 W block heater and standard CAT ether start. The 240 Gal (909L) fuel tank is sufficiently sized to operate the unit for a minimum of 7.75 hours at the full load condition. External fuel connections with a 3 way valve are standard on the unit.

Compressor Element

The DrillAir XRVS 1550 CD compressor utilizes a combination of Atlas Copco C190 and J34 element and are driven from the Caterpillar diesel engine. Inlet air is filtered through a heavy duty air filter.


Compressor Units XRVS 1550 CD8
Actual free air delivery (FAD)  Cfm 1550  1550  1550  1452  1350 
Normal effective working pressure Psi 218 290 363 435 506
Maximum unloading pressure  Psi 581
Minimum working pressure  Psi 218
Compression Stages    2
Air Receiver Capacity US Gal (L) 42 (160)
Compressor oil capacity US Gal (L) 22 (83.3)
Approximate air outlet temperature  °F (°C) 220 (104)
Approximate air outlet temperature through aftercooler °F (°C) Rise over ambient 52 (30)
Air Compressor outlets   2” NPT
Max. 2” NPT ambient temperature (at sea level) °F (°C) 122 (50)
Maximum altitude  ft (m) 9850 (3000)
Minimum starting temperature (with cold weather options)  °F (°C) -13 (-25)

Engine Caterpillar C18 TT
Emissions Regulation US EPA Tier 4 Final
Output at rated speed (1700 rpm)  Bhp 755
Number of cylinders   6
Aspiration   Twin Turbocharged
Displacement cu in (L) 1104.4 (18.1)
Engine speed (Unloaded)  Rpm 1300
Engine speed (Maximum loaded) Rpm 1700 1700 1700 1600 1500
Engine oil capacity US Gal (L) 14.25 (53.9)
Engine coolant capacity US Gal (L) 24(90.8) 
DEF tank capacity    No DEF required
DEF consumption    No DEF required
Fuel tank capacity (tandem)  US Gal (L) 240 (908)
Fuel consumption at 0% FAD Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 6.77 (25.6)
Fuel consumption at 100% FAD  Gal/Hr (L/Hr)  TBD TBD 30.5 (115.5) 30.5 (115.5) 30.5 (115.5)
Electrical System (Negative Ground) V 24
Battery Capacity (Cold Cranking Amps) A 2 @ 1100

Applications & Use Cases

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

HDD is a trenchless technology that use surface-launched equipment to drill underground horizontally and install pipes, conduits, and cables. This process can be air-driven and are used in numerous industries, such as utilities and telecommunications, at sites in dense, urban areas and/or where traditional vertical excavations are too dangerous (e.g., under bodies of water). 

Compressors in the DrillAir line can power large-diameter and/or long-run HDD processes with high throughput. The power of these units maximizes the efficiency of drilling operations, lowering project overhead and decreasing downtime. 

  • Can be employed to install underground utilities
  • Allows operators to drill horizontally controlling the direction of drill
  • The compressor powers the hammer at the end of the drill and uses air to clear dirt and debris

Blast Hole Drilling

Yellow machinery is drilling holes on the top of rocky sea cliff during blasthole drilling operations. Earthmoving, excavations, digging on the rocky soils.

The DrillAir range provides one of the highest air volumes at one of the highest air pressures available in the portable compressor industry. This also makes these new compressors one of the most energy efficient by having a very low specific fuel consumption for the air delivered.

Dynamic Flow Boost ® increases flow from 34.8 to 39m³/min (650l/s) when flushing and during drill stem refill. It means faster flushing, faster stem refill and a shorter time to finish a well.

High penetration rate with 35 bar pressure and 34.8m³/min (580l/s) flow means more meters drilled every day.


Mining Industry

The units were tested both in lab and field conditions to ensure optimal performance. It’s designed to withstand the toughest working conditions. The updated HardHat canopy is our toughest, most aesthetically pleasing canopy to date. It’s corrosion free and needs no painting or dent repair.

Whether in quarries or underground applications, we have a wide range of compressors with high flow and pressure ranges. Specially for underground applications: minimize ventilation costs by selecting one of our electric driven mobile compressors.;

  • Blasthole drilling
  • Quarrying
  • Rock excavation

Applications & Use Cases

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