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Ingersoll Rand unveils next-level MSG Turbo-Air NX 1500 compressor

22 September, 2022

Ingersoll Rand has unveiled the latest offering in its centrifugal portfolio, the new MSG Turbo-Air NX 1500 (NX 1500) compressor, engineered to deliver what is claimed to be the lowest total cost of ownership for sites seeking a long-lasting, low-maintenance and 100% oil-free solution.

For decision-makers seeking a robust and energy-efficient compressed air system for the industrial and engineering industry, the NX 1500 is able to meet the demands of energy-intensive sites while making a substantial difference to a business’ bottom line, through a range of proven technologies and features.

Boasting a state-of-the-art aerodynamic design, critical components – including inlets, impellers, scrolls and diffusers – have been engineered to deliver high performance and an energy efficiency improvement of up to 15% when compared with its predecessors or other oil-free screw compressors. In potential cost savings, this is equivalent to more than €30,000 a year. A wide throttle range allows the NX 1500 to achieve considerable operational improvements and flexibility over comparable models

Enhanced compressor performance

With a flow range that extends from 20 m3/min to 50 m3/min, the NX 1500 is also available with the option of an inlet control valve, designed to help enhance compressor performance when the unit is running at partial loads. Research has shown that the new design of this inlet control valve means it’s possible for operators to save as much as an additional €5,000 a year on their energy bill.

An oil-free solution, the NX 1500 is Class Zero certified according to ISO 8573-1:2010, so users can be confident the highest standards of air purity will be met. Not only does this provide operators with enhanced quality assurance, but, particularly for production sensitive environments, businesses can rest assured that any potential compressed air contamination risks are mitigated.

The NX 1500 has also been designed to provide owners with a hassle-free and low maintenance solution. Installing and servicing the unit is a simple and straightforward process, with a design that also ensures easy access to critical components, such as a horizontally split gearbox. Meanwhile, long-life consumables have been developed to deliver peak performance, increasing the length of time between maintenance intervals.

Further peace of mind around the compressor’s reliability is achieved through the system’s intelligent Maestro controller. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, it allows operators to monitor and regulate pressure and flow, while making sure the compressor continues to run at optimal levels.

Staying in control

This capability is supported by the Helix Connected Platform. This helps users to monitor, manage and improve the efficiency of their investment through the power of real-time data. These insights can be accessed from a computer, smartphone or tablet, enabling operators to stay in control of their compressed air operations no matter where they are.

Claudia Vignelli, product manager at Ingersoll Rand, says: “Electricity typically accounts for around 80% of a compressor’s total lifecycle costs, which is why investing in a high-performance, energy-efficient compressed air system is so critical. With our latest NX 1500 technology, owners and operators can be sure of a robust, efficient and contaminant-free compressor. “In addition to our standard models, we also offer a number of optional configurations to help meet specific site requirements. These include a package-mounted and enclosed model for low-noise operation, and integrated heat recovery configuration, enabling sites to repurpose energy that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere.

“Manufactured at our state-of-the-art centre of excellence in Vignate, Italy, the units are also tested in their final, fully packaged configuration – something most manufacturers do not offer. This guarantees that the compressor will operate as expected, affording you both confidence and peace of mind in your new investment.

“With more than 40,000 units installed around the world, we’re proud of our reputation as a leader in centrifugal compressor technology. The launch of the NX 1500 compressor is the next step in delivering high-quality and reliable compressed air for businesses in the industrial and engineering sector.”

www.ingersollrand.com/en-gb/ air-compressor/turbo-aircompressors/turbo-air-nx-1500



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