New Air Compressors with VSD Increase Energy Efficiency by 35%

MULTINATIONAL company Ingersoll Rand has introduced new models to its line of Next Generation R-Series compressors, which incorporate the latest advancements in variable speed drive (VSD) technology.

The new R-Series using a VSD reduces energy costs by up to 35%, increases air flow output by up to 15%, while increasing system reliability. The new RS30n and RS37n VSD models have been designed as streamlined systems that maximises the latest advancements in rotor dynamics coupled with Totally Enclosed, Fan-Cooled (TEFC) high-performance motors.

“Faced with high energy costs and an increasing focus on sustainability goals, plant managers and facility owners are under extraordinary pressure to reduce costs while improving productivity and energy efficiency,” says Eric Seidel, vice president of product management for compression technologies and services at Ingersoll Rand. “Our Next-Generation R-Series line reduces customers’ energy footprint. In these models, we’ve combined our state-of-the-art airend with a VSD to provide exemplary compressor efficiency and durability to keep plants running optimally.”

Ingersoll Rand engineers designed the Generation R-Series airend to significantly improve overall system efficiency by ensuring low pressure drops. It delivers specific energy output and premier airflow capacity for each compressor application.

In addition to matching output based on the demand, the RS30n and RS37n compressors also decrease energy use during start-up, which can draw up to 800% of the full load current. RS30n and RS37n limit the in-rush current during start-up, minimising peak power charges and lowering energy usage.

Source: Ingersoll Rand.

Monday 22nd August 2016

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