Compressors equipped with advanced heat recovery systems

Paul Boughton
Atlas Copco Compressors' stand at The Energy Event 2010 ( September 8th – 9th, National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham ) will be its  Carbon Zero range of air compressors.

These compressors are equipped with advanced heat recovery systems capable of recovering 100 per cent of electrical energy input. Other energy-efficient solutions on show will include the redesigned, small footprint GA 5-15 VSD compressor range, the latest additions to the FD family of refrigerant dryers and details of free health check air audits.
The Carbon Zero innovation provides effective heat transfer within specific design conditions so that a considerable proportion of electrical power input can be recovered in the form of hot water at 90°C. The breakthrough has been made possible by a combination of technological advances in high efficiency components, heat exchangers, compressor elements and integrated VSD drives.
Also demonstrated on the stand will be the performance and energy savings from Atlas Copco’s redesigned, smallest oil-injected screw compressor range – the GA 5-11/GA 5-15 VSD. The product of the most advanced development techniques, this latest range offers a host of innovative features: a new-generation compression element, an 8 per cent increase in air delivery - with consequent power savings, noise-levels as low as 60 dB(A), new VSD voltage variants, and a new Elektronikon controller to optimise performance.
The hardware on display at The Energy Event will include the latest additions to Atlas Copco Compressors’ family of energy-efficient FD refrigerant dryers. With advanced control and monitoring, not only do these space-saving, easily-installed units offer constant dry air at any time, but they feature the ability to reduce energy costs significantly by adjusting the working cycle to the actual load, whatever the equipment capacity. The dryers’ integrated saver cycle control is a unique algorithm based on relative humidity that controls the start/ stop function of the dryer’s compressor.
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