Atlas Copco Condensate Separators – When less really means more
Consisting of eight models, the OSC range can accommodate compressed air systems from 35 l/s (74 cfm) right up to 2360 l/s (4984 cfm).
Advanced technology in the form of a revolutionary oleophilic and active filtration patented process incorporated by Atlas Copco into the design of the OSC range enables almost all condensate mixtures to be separated, including most emulsions. Unlike most other systems, over-sizing is unnecessary when faced with synthetic oil based condensates. This patented filtration process also ensures that the condensate separators meet strict environmental regulations.
According to Charl Ackerman, Business Line Manager of Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s Industrial Air division, simplicity is a key feature of the product. “Installation requires only a roughly flat surface, the set-up is uncomplicated and there are no restrictions on the drain type used upstream of the unit making this a simple, no-fuss, and extremely user-friendly unit.”
The OSC range offers a series of practical and tangible advantages above and beyond the traditional gravity-based systems:
– A very stable separation performance throughout filter lifetime;
– No standing stagnant water which eliminates health risks;
– Large capacity chambers reduce the risk of spillage through blockage or any sudden increases in condensate flow;
– No oil collection bottle – already separated condensate cannot be ruined in the event of a malfunction and multiple oil condensate can be separated, along with condensate from multiple sources
Ackerman also points out that compulsory regular testing is a thing of the past as the maintenance indicator conveniently tells the customer exactly when to change the filters – a quick, easy and clean operation.
The design simplicity of Atlas Copco’s OSC range adds value through the delivery of optimum performance, low operational costs, and long life for total convenience and customer peace of mind.
Atlas Copco OSC 145 – 600 Range