Atlas Copco Launches Next Generation of ‘Plug-and-Play’ On-Site Nitrogen Generators that Reduce Energy Consumption by 50 Percent
Atlas Copco has launched a new generation of NGP+ on-site nitrogen generators with pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology that produces nitrogen with purities of up to 99.999 percent while reducing energy consumption by 50 percent when integrated with an energy-efficient compressed air network. The NGP+ can be plugged directly into an existing compressed air installation and offers an independent, reliable and flexible supply of nitrogen gas.
“When combined with Atlas Copco’s innovative and energy efficient compressors, on-site nitrogen generation can offer significant benefits compared to bulk nitrogen delivery,” said Robert Eshelman, vice president, Industrial Air Division, Atlas Copco Compressors. “On-site industrial gas generators offer a more sustainable and cost-efficient solution by eliminating the need for transport, handling and administrative costs while increasing productivity and lowering energy consumption.”
Available in flows from 200 scfh to 21,860 scfh, Atlas Copco’s NGP+ PSA on-site nitrogen generators utilize high quality carbon molecular sieves to adsorb oxygen molecules from compressed air. When tuned perfectly to the compressed air network, the NGP+ adsorbs more oxygen for the same input of compressed air compared to standard installations. The NGP+ also features sensors to easily adjust the nitrogen purity and pressure and remote monitoring technology to ensure reliability and optimize energy efficiency.
The new NGP+ complements Atlas Copco’s full range of on-site gas solutions which includes nitrogen generators, also available with membrane technology, and oxygen generators with PSA technology. For applications such as laser cutting and bottle filling, Atlas Copco will launch a complete package with compressors, air treatment and nitrogen generators that deliver nitrogen at 5,075 psi.
Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39,800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5). Learn more at www.atlascopco.com.
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 compressors, air treatment equipment, and air management systems, including local manufacturing of select products. The Atlas Copco Group, which celebrated 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. www.atlascopco.us