Compressor solutions provider and distributor Integrated Air Solutions has introduced the EG Series electric air compressor range.
The EG Series is a product of air compressor manufacturer ELGi and Integrated Air Solutions has been the sole regional distributor for ELGi compressors since 2016.
“Our proven and ongoing success with the diesel-driven ELGi range presents the perfect platform on which to launch the new compact, efficient, ecofriendly and silent electric range,” states Integrated Air Solutions electric compressors product manager Trevor Volker.
ELGi electric air compressors have been designed and developed with technologically advanced features to deliver reduced pressure drop and increased efficiencies for lowest total cost of ownership, ultimately assisting customers in achieving their productivity goals, he says.
The electric range is powered by a high efficiency heavy-duty IP55 electric motor and is available from 5.5 kW to 15 kW for smaller air requirements (EN Series) and from 22 kW to 250 kW for medium and large applications (EG Series).
He explains that the aired encapsulates all major functional systems such as intake, compression and separation within a common frame, ensuring silent operation. The efficient three-stage air-oil separation system reduces oil particles to less than 3 ppm.
The compressors have a robust air-cooling system that comprises high efficiency coolers and cooling fans to ensure low operating temperatures and extends the compressor’s life. The two-stage air filtration system facilitates air to enter through a prefiltered enclosure, thereby enabling cleaner suction, which keeps internal components clean and increases the life of consumables.
He notes that the screw compressor elements are manufactured in-house using hi-tech machining centres for rotor grinding and machining castings of different sizes and that the new generation intake valve system has been designed to reduce starting load, delivering direct savings on power consumption.
“Integrated Air Solutions is an air compressor specialist with the unique capability of locally customising ELGi compressors under original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) approval, a key differentiating factor that has seen the completion of numerous successful customisation projects,” explains Volker.
He mentions that the result is a compressor that delivers air efficiently and reliably with minimum pressure drop. This, combined with a low life-cycle cost, places the benefits of lowest total cost of ownership in the hands of customers and end-users.
The smart custom designed and engineered ELGi Neuron Controller allows for seamless remote monitoring and control of the compressor’s overall performance.
Meanwhile, from a maintenance perspective, routine maintenance points are easily and quickly accessible through a single service door. A spin-on oil filter and separator elements further speed up routine service, keeping downtime to an absolute minimum, notes Volker.
Integrated Air Solutions’ highly trained team of specialists offers a comprehensive service package that includes all compressor parts and accessories. “Service and after-sales service are crucial to ensure exceptional compressor performance, reliability and extended life span.”
He adds that, alongside installation and commissioning, the company’s services also extend to the testing of the large electric machines, the rebuilding of air-ends by specialised air-end technicians as well as air audit capabilities.
“Integrated Air Solutions will support customers with training on the new electric screw air compressors to ensure the correct use of the machine for optimum and reliable performance and operator safety.”
ELGi has more than made its mark in Africa. Tried and tested in sub-Saharan Africa’s harsh environment for over 25 years, ELGi has an installed base of over 300 high-pressure diesel-driven units across the region.
The majority of these units are being used for key applications in water well, exploration, post hole and down-the-hole applications in South Africa. Integrated Air Solutions is an air compressor specialist with the unique capability of locally customising ELGi compressors under OEM approval, a key differentiating factor that has seen the completion of numerous successful customisation projects.
“As a preferred compressor partner, we remain fully committed to growing ELGi’s electric compressor footprint across the sub-Saharan African territory,” concludes Volker.