The Importance Of Class 0 For Oil-Free Compressors

The Importance Of Class 0 For Oil-Free Compressors from CAPS Australia

By: CAPS Australia  27-Sep-2013
Keywords: Air Compressors, Air Tools, Compressed Air

The need to have oil free air in the industry led to the creation of Class 0 certification. This air quality class is the most stringent one and certifies air compressors that discharge air that is completely free from liquids, vapors and added oil aerosols. The significance of air purity in many industrial critical processes like pharmaceutical, electronics, textile and food and beverage can never be undermined. Oil free compressors come with numerous benefits and besides providing purer air, they also help in saving money and time at the same time improving productivity of the business. The significantly reduce the cost of maintenance by reducing the need to use lubricating oil, air/ oil separator components and inline filters. According to Dino Alessio, an expert Rotary Screw Compressor engineer in CAPS Australia, air contaminated with oil can seriously ruin and spoil products and lead to significant revenue losses and stirring customer mistrust. These risks can be significantly reduced by use of the carious air compressors provided by Ingersoll Rand that comes with oil free technology. Through provision of pure air that is free from any extra contaminants, the oil free compressors can reduce the downtime related with cleaning air system components like filters. Minimized contamination levels also lengthens the life time of the air system components while at the same time ensuring a higher overall quality of the product, according to Alessio. Since 2007, Ingersoll Rand has been holding the coveted Class 0 certification for its rotary screw air compressor technology and oil free centrifugal technology. The certifications were given for all the Ingersoll water cooled and air cooled oil free compressors, between 37 and 350 kW as well as oil free water cooled centrifugal compressors ranging between 160 and 5000 kW. These certifications were given by TÜV Rheinland®, one of the leading independent services dealing in testing and assessment of air compressors.

Keywords: Air Compressors, Air Tools, Compressed Air, Rotary Screw, Rotary Screw Compressors