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Atlas Copco Rental Kuwait partners with leading engineering & construction company during refinery upgrade project.

December 9, 2019

When a leading service provider faced the challenge of upgrading and integrating one of the world’s biggest refinery with a very limited space to bring in the necessary equipment: Atlas Copco Rental was their obvious choice.

The company was awarded a sub-contract for pre-commissioning activities: they needed to provide air for blowing and drying the pipelines of a refinery. When space is limited this type of projects become extremely challenging.

Indeed in the limited available space they had to mobilize the equipment continuously while, at the same time, the project owner was extremely strict with both the quality of the equipment used and the expected results.

Their customer needed high-quality equipment capable of working within limited space, reach the required dew point (-30 °C and lower) at 7 Bar and with 24/7 service support. The choice was self-evident and they immediately came to us for support.

The ideal pair: PTS 800 with PHS 1000 air dryer

Due to the criticality of the project it was essential that the air compressor supply 100% oil-free air, has a small footprint and is easy to move around in a congested work site.


Our PTS 800 was the perfect candidate, and when paired with a PHS 1000 cfm desiccant dryer: the result was the ideal match!


The set up included 20 x PTS 800 medium pressure mobile diesel-driven oil-free air compressors which provided the optimal solution when it comes for large volumes of air blowing. We also provided heatless desiccant dryers PHS 1000 along with all necessary accessories to reach the required dew point.


100% oil-free compressors & Total Solution philosophy

We not only provided 100% oil-free compressors capable of working within a limited space but also the support required to keep the project running 24/7. All required accessories such as receiver tanks, manifolds, hoses, as well as certifications also formed part of the deal.

The PTS 800 is the economic solution when the objective is fuel consumption efficiency.

As a result our customer could increase the refinery's uptime, avoid contamination and assure trouble-free  operation besides reducing the operating cost.

For more information, please contact:

  • Maher Khouly - Regional Business Development Manager, Atlas Copco Rental Middle East

At Atlas Copco, we have been turning industrial ideas into business-critical benefits since 1873. By listening to our customers and knowing their needs, we deliver value and innovate with the future in mind.

Great ideas reinforce sustainable development. At Atlas Copco Specialty Rental, we team up with our customers to set up state-of-the-art temporary air, flow, steam and nitrogen solutions. Our passionate experts have extensive application and equipment knowledge. We understand our customers' needs and can provide a total solution for any industry, no matter if it is for emergencies or planned projects. We are a division of the Power Technique business area, headquartered in Boom, Belgium and offer specialty rental solutions under several brands around the globe.