OTC 10: New portable compressor designed for offshore tasking

A new containerized portable compressor has been introduced by Atlas Copco for use in offshore petroleum operations.

Offshore staff


HOUSTON -- A new containerized portable compressor has been introduced by Atlas Copco for use in offshore petroleum operations.

Availability of the unit was announced at a press conference at OTC 2010.

The ZoneAir XATS 1020 is an ATEX-certified portable unit made up of proven components that can be used for painting and sandblasting, gas flaring, well testing and enhanced oil recovery. As a permanent investment, the unit offers a low cost of ownership and simplified maintenance with a 180-gallon stainless steel fuel tank for eight hours of operation at full load, which increases uptime. As a rental option, it is ideal for seasonal or temporary applications. Its containerized housing and forklift slots make it easier to transport and stack for flexibility and on-site versatility.

The ZoneAir XATS 1020 is driven by a Cummins QSM 11 Tier 3 compliant engine and includes the new C190 screw element from Atlas Copco. The engine features flame-proof Pyroban components such as an inlet shutdown valve, inlet flame trap, Exd. Alternator and battery system, water-cooled exhaust gas cooler, spark arrestor and engine safety control system.

The unit is housed in a 15-ft DNV container and is fully ATEX certified for hazardous area operation. There is a single service side for easy accessibility. Other features include an air starter with air reservoirs, external fuel filling and manual fuel cut-off valve; two emergency stops on the opposite sides of the container; a platform shutdown system; and a user-friendly control panel protected by a lockable stainless steel cover.

5/5/2010

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