Frito Lay, an affiliate of PepsiCo Foods, reinforced its leader position in environmental awareness, achieving an average of 30% energy efficiency and lower noise levels by choosing Atlas Copco screw blower technology for its water treatment facility.
In conventional wastewater activated sludge plants, the aeration blower system accounts for up to 70 percent of the energy usage. The Atlas Copco ZS+ blowers come in a fully integrated package, including Variable Speed Drive (VSD) to precisely match the air delivery to the customer's air demand, reducing the energy bill of these continuously operating plant significantly.
It was a weekend to remember for Eugene Meegan and the Whelan family as both C&L Industrial Atlas Copco BMW 1M’s came in 5th & 6th Overall, 2nd & 3rd in Class and Richard and James walking away with Galway Motor Clubs top award, the Brian Thornton Cup. But it wasn’t all plain sailing as it may seem. Eugene and Sarah struggled all day Saturday with handling problems on the rear of their newly built car. The back arm on the car being loose from the first stage until the last service of the day caused them to spin three times, two spins causing them to stall and one clipping a wall, losing almost a minute and a half throughout the entire Day 1.
30% less on the energy bill. That’s the difference Atlas Copco’s complete compressor set-up with blowers makes for Oman’s largest cement manufacturer and Middle East cement pioneer, Oman Cement Company SAOG (OCC). OCC requires air for plant and instrument air, pneumatic conveyors and for aeration in the cement silos. The equipment has to operate continuously in the toughest conditions and at ambient temperatures up to 55°C/131°F. That's why OCC relies on Atlas Copco.
Atlas Copco has introduced a new generation of powerful yet quiet oil-injected rotary screw workplace air compressors, which are available in 7 kW, 11 kW and 15 kW variants with flows varying from 29.5-68.7 cfm.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions UK facility reports that over £11,000 savings in annual energy costs have been achieved from its new Atlas Copco GA45VSD+FF compressor installation. Read the full application story here.
Atlas Copco has announced the appointment of Alexander Pavlov as General Manager for its Compressor Technique business in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In this new role, Alexander will lead local operations with a clear mission to strengthen even further the market leader status of Atlas Copco Compressors across the region.
Natural Stone Surfaces, one of the UK’s leading quartz and granite worktop manufacturers, chose Atlas Copco to upgrade its essential compressed air supply and has improved its productivity and saved over £4,750 in annual energy costs as a result.
Severn Trent Water has chosen to install reliable and energy efficient ZS oil-free rotary screw blowers from Atlas Copco at six of its water treatment plants in the UK. This forms part of a major infrastructure refurbishment programme, including upgrades to its Rapid Gravity Filters (RGF) processes installations that require low pressure air for sand de-scouring duties.
Atlas Copco Compressors has announced the appointment of Micheál McGuinness as Country Manager for its Compressor Technique business in Ireland. In this role, he will seek to strengthen the position of Atlas Copco as a market leader in the country.
ZS VSD screw blower technology hade made the Sandoz effluent treatment plant in Navi Mumbai, India, reduce their total carbon footprint with 1.5% and their energy usage with 17%. Bonus: they benefit from substantially lower noise levels too, now.
Northumbrian Water, a leading provider of water and sewerage services in the North East of England, has chosen Atlas Copco screw blower technology to help reduce energy consumption and minimise service costs at its sewage treatment works in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.
The wastewater from the Leverkusen Chempark, and its nearby households, is biologically biodegradable – but requires a constant supply of compressed air. This process is operated by Currenta and, since 2007, the aeration of the open basin has been carried out using centrifugal air blowers from Atlas Copco, which replaced the classic surface aerators.
Two Atlas Copco ZS 55+ oil-free screw blowers with variable speed drive (VSD) supply energy-efficient compressed air to process sewage at the treatment plant in Versmold, Germany. As a result of the efficiency of the VSD, the plant has achieved energy savings of 10%, which means lower sewage fees for customers.
Atlas Copco has introduced two new dryer ranges, the CD 25+-260+ and the CD 25-260, that are designed to meet the strictest energy requirements. The innovative heatless desiccant dryers deliver increased efficiency and reliable continuous operation for industrial applications.
Reading time: 4 minutes<br> The BLOODHOUND SSC project makes history with its first ever test runs, during which the supersonic combined jet engine and rocket powered car is set to achieve speeds of up to 200 mph on the runway at Newquay Airport in Cornwall.
Reading time: 7 minutes<br> The challenge for equipment suppliers is that companies are now moving beyond talking about the theory behind Industry 4.0 to wanting to know how it can and will be applied in practice. To highlight this, the International Data Corporation recently published research estimating that global IoT spending will total nearly $1.4 trillion by 2021, with manufacturing predicted to be the leading industry for investment.
Reading time: 2 minutes<br> After years of testing and development, Atlas Copco launches a revolutionary new rotary drum dryer that guarantees a stable Pressure Dew Point (PDP) of -40°C, with no compressed air loss, at a very low energy cost. Offering total power consumption below 0.2 kW in all operating conditions, the MDG 450 air dryer is highly energy efficient and represents a ground-breaking new entry in the compressed air market.
Reading time: 9 minutes<br> In this article Steve Matthews looks at the potential hazards involved in compressed air use and asks how aware is industrial management of the preventative measures that can be taken, the scope of current pressure regulations and the legal obligations of compliance. He outlines the safety responsibilities of the equipment manufacturer and all involved in the supply chain and examines whether the picture has changed from the past to mitigate any of these risk factors.
Reading time: 4 minutes<br> Spending time with the family appears to be the most important element to the festive season, second place goes to a proper Irish meal. But how did the turkey receive an award like this? And what does Atlas Copco have to do with this?