Atlas Copco Rental launches first NORSOK certified 100% oil-free diesel driven compressor

February 22, 2018

Atlas Copco Rental is the first Rental company in the Norwegian Oil & Gas offshore market with 100% oil-free diesel driven compressor compliant to the NORSOK Z-015 Standards in the rental fleet. The Norwegian petroleum industry has developed the NORSOK standards to ensure adequate safety, value adding and cost effectiveness for petroleum industry developments and operations. With this unique solution, Atlas Copco rental takes up its role as industry leader offering compressed oil-free air as an answer to the needs of the offshore oil and gas industry.

Oil-free air as a standard for offshore applications

PTS 1600 - Offshore

Oil-free air is developed for applications where air quality is essential for the end-product and production processes. It is mostly recognized for its crucial role in industrial processes, such as the pharmaceutical or food and beverage industry but also for the offshore (Oil and gas) industry, the advantages are significant. The technology eliminates the risk for oil contamination during the production process without compromising on performance and energy-efficiency. It is a safe solution and guarantees highest air quality.

Because of its high quality, the elimination of risks and the environmentally friendly character, more and more companies active in the Oil & Gas offshore industry consider choosing this ISO-certified technology. Not only for applications where oil contamination is harmful but also for instrumentation air, pipeline maintenance & pre-commissioning, feed air for Nitrogen generators used for platform (de)commissioning or oil-free air for bubble curtains during windfarm installations. The high quality also improves the lifespan of machines that are connected with oil-free equipment.

Expert in oil-free compressed air

“We are the market leader in 100% oil-free air technology. We were the first supplier to obtain the ISO 8573-1 Class 0 certification and ever since, “Class zero” compressors are the industry standard. With our NORSOK certified oil-free compressors, we expand our fleet to offer a solution to all needs from the industry, on- and offshore. With this solution, we are able to respond to the specific needs of the Norwegian offshore industry and to the NORSOK standards.”

Michel Jasica, Manager Offshore North Sea region - Atlas Copco Rental Europe

Atlas Copco Rental has over 50 years of experience in Oil & Gas projects supporting companies with solutions for their temporary needs in power, air, nitrogen or steam .

The company continues adapting its fleet to new standards and the specific needs of the offshore industry: compact installations that are safe to use and comply with all offshore and Zone 2 area classification guidelines. By adding oil-free compressor compliant to NORSOK Z-015 Standard to the fleet, Atlas Copco Rental takes its offshore fleet to the next level.

NORSOK certified oil-free compressors are available at Atlas Copco Rental’s depot in Stavanger to serve the Norwegian market.

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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.