Ingersoll Rand compressors, available in Australia from Caps Australia have been upgraded to comply with the ISO 8573-1 Class 0 2010 standard.
The Class 0 certifications were granted to the entire range of Ingersoll Rand air-cooled and water-cooled oil-free rotary screw compressors (37 to 350 kW) and water-cooled, oil-free centrifugal compressors (160 to 5,000 kW) by TÜV Rheinland, a global leader in independent testing and assessment services.
Class 0, created in 2001 in response to industry demands is the most stringent air quality class and certifies that a compressor discharges air free of added oil aerosols, liquids and particulates. Ingersoll Rand has held this prestigious certification on both its oil-free centrifugal compressors as well as rotary screw air compressors since 2007.
According to Dino Alessio, leading Rotary Screw Compressor engineer at CAPS Australia, the certification to the latest revision of the Class 0 standard demonstrates Ingersoll Rand’s leadership in complying with the latest technical standards in the industry.
Key benefits of Ingersoll Rand’s oil-free rotary screw and centrifugal air compressors:
- Provides purer air, saving their users time and money while improving their productivity
- Reduces maintenance costs by minimising the need for lubricating oil, inline filters and oil/air separator components
- Helps manufacturers comply with environmental standards such as ISO 14001 and EU requirements
- Reduces risks arising out of oil-contaminated air that can impact the quality of products, creating significant loss of revenue and customer trust
- Pure air, free from additional contaminants minimises downtime associated with cleaning filters and other air system components
- Reduced levels of contaminants help air system components last longer and ensure higher overall product quality