Atlas Copco rotary screw air compressors among first verified for performance by CAGI
Rock Hill, S.C., August 30, 2007: Rotary screw air compressors manufactured by Atlas Copco Compressors LLC are among the first in the world whose performance ratings have been verified in independent testing sponsored by the Compressed Air and Gas Institute, a group representing industry manufacturers. The testing was conducted by Intertek Testing Services, administrator of the CAGI Performance Verification Program.
CAGI introduced its Performance Verification Program to ensure that purchasers are provided with accurate product information. Participation in the testing program is voluntary and open to all manufacturers, whether or not they are members of CAGI. Test results are published on the organization's web site (www.cagi.org).
The CAGI program verifies the information that manufacturers publish on CAGI data sheets, including air flow capacities and efficiencies. Multiple units are tested annually at random to verify that equipment performance is consistent with published information. Potential customers use CAGI data sheets to review operational and performance information for product consideration and comparison. Manufacturers whose products pass the testing process are able to use the CAGI Performance Verification Program Seal on specification sheets and on their products and literature.
"We are very pleased to participate in this program, which underscores our commitment to providing purchasers with accurate, unbiased information on product performance," said David Prator, Southern Regional Vice President of Atlas Copco Compressors LLC. "Equipment quality, efficiency and reliability are critical to customers, and the CAGI Performance Verification Program will help them select air compressor systems that best meet their performance requirements."