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Energy-efficient air compression technology to be showcased at EMEX

18th October 2021
James Anstee

Atlas Copco will showcase its variable speed drive air compression system at Stand F10 at EMEX, the net zero and energy management show, therefore revealing a new generation of energy saving technology.

The future of sustainable compressed air technology has arrived

Atlas Copco was the first compressed air solution provider to introduce variable speed technology. Now, visitors to Atlas Copco’s stand at EMEX: The Net Zero & Energy Management Expo, will be amongst the first in the UK to see the company's brand new VSD (variable speed drive) air compressor, heralding a new generation of smart, energy-efficient compressed air technology. The most energy-efficient rotary screw compressor ever built, the new GA 22-37 VSDS provides energy savings of 60% on average versus fixed speed compressors.

Demonstrations of auditing software and leak detection

Identifying the actual demand of a compressed air system is the key to finding the most efficient solution. There will be a demo of Atlas Copco’s AIRchitect simulation programme software that intelligently analyses compressed air usage patterns following a week-long iiTrak data logging exercise. Participating compressor users receive a free and detailed report, simulating different options and outlining where running efficiency improvements, energy savings, or better ISO compliance could be made. Additionally, visitors to Atlas Copco’s stand can input their air compressor running parameters into our tool to calculate potential energy savings for their site.

There will also be a live demo of an ultrasonic leak detection gun and how it works to detect costly leaks in compressor system pipework up to 10 times faster than traditional methods. 20% of the compressed air generated can be lost through leaks. Atlas Copco is currently offering a guarantee that getting a leak detection test will save customers money or get their money back.

The latest version of Atlas Copco’s SmartLink remote monitoring system, SmartLink 2.0, will also be the subject of a live demo. SmartLink claims to give air users complete, easily actionable IoT- driven insights, not just data, and early warnings from their compressed air system. Making the most of compressed air In addition to some of the practical issues, such as reducing running hours, eliminating air leaks, and compressor sizing, there will be a particular emphasis on the benefits of compressor process heat recovery.

Other features of the Atlas Copco stand will include its Cerades dryer, the claimed world’s first ever solid, ceramic desiccant compressed air dryer, designed to provide better air quality, lower energy consumption, reduce service costs and confer health and environmental benefits. And the UD25+ filter with built in bypass to maximise uptime, even during maintenance. And, finally, for something completely different, visitors will be able to enjoy the sensation of a sensory ASMR video experience. In the sensory video, whispering voices will take the audience on a tour of a VSDS compressor, using the sounds that various surfaces and textures make and can also listen to the actual sounds the machine makes.


Atlas Copco will showcase its VSDS air compression technology at EMEX: The Net Zero & Energy Management Expo, which will take place from the 24th to the 25th of November 2021.

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