14 April 2016
Atlas Copco has launched a compact and lightweight oil-water separator unit for its GX 2-7kW range of workshop compressors, employing advanced absorption materials to help safely dispose of oil in compressor condensate.
The condensate generated by oil-injected compressors, after-coolers, dryers, vessels and filters contains traces of oil, dust and moisture and must be treated to eliminate any risk to the environment − and comply with stringent environmental regulations − before it can be allowed to enter the sewage system.
With its new OSS oil-water separator, Atlas Copco provides a compact, clean and cost-effective answer for small compressor installations. Smaller than a shoebox, measuring just 240 mm x 140 mm, and weighing approximately 1 kg, the unit has been designed to operate with Atlas Copco’s state-of-the-art GX workshop compressors.
Quick and easy to install, and constructed with 100% recyclable materials, the small OSS unit operates on a two-stage principle. Firstly, condensate enters a depressurisation chamber and undergoes pre-filtration whereby polypropylene material captures large oil droplets. In the second stage, small oil droplets are efficiently absorbed by recycled glass material. After separation, the discharge water contains oil levels below 15 parts per million (PPM), and an optional easy sampling kit is available to verify outlet concentration on a regular basis.
Until the end of May 2016, the new OSS oil-water separator is on offer free of charge with a GX compressor when purchased through Atlas Copco’s e-commerce website The Compressor Store. The website provides small manufacturing companies, garages and workshops, with an easy and competitive way to compare prices, product descriptions, technical specifications and reviews to identify the compressor solution that best suits their needs.
Atlas Copco Compressors is the GB sales and service operation of the Atlas Copco Group providing oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, gas and process compressors, vacuum pumps, turbo expanders, nitrogen generators, air treatment equipment (such as compressed air dryers, coolers, and filters) air management systems, and custom designed engineered packages.
Atlas Copco Compressors’ sales and distribution network means that specialist compressed air advice and service is always within easy reach. A team of over 80 service engineers operates across the country, to ensure maximum running efficiency and minimum downtime at its customers' sites.
In the United Kingdom, Atlas Copco also handles the sales and marketing of construction and mining equipment, portable compressors and electric power generators, industrial power tools and assembly systems – all backed up by a nationwide sales, distribution, service and maintenance network.
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 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43,000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopco.co.uk/compressorsuk.
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