VZLU rents oil-free air and succeeds in finishing jet engine test project in time

August 25, 2016

Antwerp, Belgium, August 25, 2016 – When the main turbo compressor of VZLU, the national center for research, development and testing in aerospace in Czech Republic, broke down, they needed a fast solution to finish their jet engine testing project in time. One phone call later Atlas Copco Rental had taken action. A PTS 1600 oil-free rental compressor was already on its way.

Fast solution under specific conditions

“We had specific conditions for our jet engine test project. The compressor had to be weather-proof, mobile and diesel driven. The output air had to be 100% oil-free, at a flow of 15 to 30 m³, a pressure of 6 bar and a temperature of 50°C. And we needed it fast. Luckily we got in touch with Atlas Copco Rental. Only they can deliver under such conditions.”

Jan Kubata,

Head of the Engines Department of VZLU

Extra air for testing

It shows VZLU was very happy with the result, since one month later, they again contacted us for a test project. They needed extra air from an external source to test the appropriate configuration of the bypass channel in a small radial compressor. Here they used a PTS 800.

“For both projects, Atlas Copco Rental provided commissioning and technical on-site support. Their sales and service engineer were reachable 24/7 in case something should go wrong. But everything went perfectly well,” concludes Jan Kubata.

Our newest PTS 800 compressor delivers 100% oil-free air conform ISO 8573-1, giving you no risk of contaminating your process, material or end product. He is equipped with a Stage 4 / Tier IV diesel engine for optimal efficiency regarding fuel consumption, with minimum emissions conform recent legislation.


The PTS 800 is compact and light weight for easy transport and installation. It is equipped with an automatic fire extinguisher and has connections for an external fuel tank, is compatible with our new dryers and employable for hot and cold air applications.


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