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In a first for South Africa’s compressor rental market, Rand-Air recently took delivery of an Atlas Copco DXT85VSD, an electrically-driven, oil-free air/nitrogen booster complete with high-pressure hoses.

Coupled with their oil-free compressor and dryer, the company can now offer a total solution for 42 bar high-pressure, oil-free compressed air. The 100kW DXT has a high outlet pressure range of 25 to 42 bars at volumes of 700 cubic feet a minute (cfm): which makes it eminently suitable for a range of specialised industrial applications.

Rand Air adds new Atlas Copco DXT85VSD

“Previously, we offered diesel-driven oil injected ‘boosters’ or compressors, which we provided to our customers in response to demand from the drilling and geological exploration market sector,” explains Craig Swart, Rand-Air Fleet Manager.

“While in Europe, the DXT is mainly used in steam production applications, we anticipate that in South Africa – as industry sees the potential of this compressor – there could be demand for more units of this type from a number of other industry sectors,” adds Swart.

For ease of handling and deployment, the DXT has the same dimensions and attaching points as a standard shipping container. “This unit is obviously more suited to long-term rental applications. Should we receive more enquiries for machines of this nature, we can speedily supply additional units from Europe,” says Byrone Thorne, Rand-Air Marketing and Communications Manager.

“We are pleased to have added the DXT to our compressor fleet, as it is operationally an expansion of our high-pressure oil-free solution offering,” he adds.

“At Rand-Air, the safety, quality and reliability of all the equipment in our rental fleet is non-negotiable. As such, we have ensured that we have the appropriately qualified technical expertise to support all rental items, including of course this new compressor," continues Thorne.

The new DXT compressor is a welcome addition to Rand-Air’s current fleet of some 400 rental compressors, which make up part of a total fleet of 1 100 compressors, generators and related equipment.

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