Atlas Copco offers 100%-certified oil-free compressed air

By Plant Engineering Staff June 16, 2006

Atlas Copco’s Oil-free Air division reports that its Z series of oil-free, rotary screw air compressors is the first in the world to be TechnischeÜberwachungs-Verein-certified ISO 8573-1 CLASS 0. Risk of any contamination by oil is effectively eliminated during food and beverage processing, pharmaceuticals manufacturing and packaging, electronics manufacturing, automotive paint spraying and powder coating as well as textile manufacturing. Certification was carried out using stringent test methods, simulating realistic industrial installation environments. At all test conditions, no traces of oil could be determined and the compressed air was certified to be in the Category ‘Class 0’ in terms of oil content.

“We are very pleased to offer our customers a compressed air solution which eliminates risk of contamination by oil,” said Luc Hendrickx, president of Atlas Copco’s Oil-free Air division.