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Atlas Copco Compressors Launches New Low Pressure Solution at WEFTEC 2013


Atlas Copco Compressors will launch the new 350 HP Frame 5 at the 2013 Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). Hosted from Oct. 5-9 at the McCormick Place South Convention Center in Chicago, WEFTEC is one of the wastewater industry’s flagship tradeshows.

A typical wastewater treatment plant
The new design is one of the first product innovations to emerge from Atlas Copco’s acquisition of the Houston Service Industries (HSi). The facility has become a global competence and manufacturing center of low-pressure turbo blowers and provides Atlas Copco access to an expanded range of technologies used in low-pressure air and gas applications.

“The new 350 HP Frame 5 is a great addition to our range of energy efficient solutions for municipal wastewater customers,” said James Elbro, product manager for low pressure turbo products, Atlas Copco Oil-Free Air Division.

Atlas Copco’s exhibit will be located at booth No. 4448. Products on display will include the new 350 HP Frame 5 as well as blower ranges from both companies. The 350 HP Frame 5 is capable of flows up to 8000 SCFM at 8PSI and allows for greater installation flexibility. Representatives will be available at the booth to conduct product demonstrations of the industry-leading, low-pressure technologies.

In the wastewater treatment process, millions of bacteria feed on organic waste, breaking it down into carbon dioxide, nitrogen and water. Because these bacteria require oxygen as part of this process, large quantities of air are blown into aeration tanks. Digester gas, a byproduct of the process, can also be upgraded and compressed to generate electricity. Because air and gas blowers typically represent up to 70 percent of the total electricity costs at water treatment facilities, many facilities that incorporate the latest technologies are able to reduce these costs by an average of 30 percent.

In addition to wastewater treatment, other industries with blower and vacuum applications that can benefit from the latest energy saving technologies include pneumatic conveying, power generation, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, pulp and paper, textiles, cement and general manufacturing.
Oil-free Air is a division within Atlas Copco's Compressor Technique business area. It develops, manufactures, and markets worldwide oil-free and oil-injected air and gas compressors combined with air and gas treatment systems. The division focuses on sustainable solutions for all kind of industries where the gas quality is critical to the production processes. The divisional headquarters is located in Shanghai, China, and the production centers are in Antwerp, Belgium; Wuxi, China; Pune, India and São Paulo, Brazil.
Atlas Copco Compressors LLC is part of the Compressor Technique Business Area, and its headquarters are located in Rock Hill, S.C. The company manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air and gas compressors, air treatment equipment, and air management systems, including local manufacturing of select products. The Atlas Copco Group, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2013, is among the Top 100 sustainable companies in the world and a member of the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Atlas Copco has also been recognized by Forbes, Thomson-Reuters and Newsweek, among others, for its commitment to innovation and sustainability. Atlas Copco Compressors has major sales, manufacturing, production, and distribution facilities located in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.