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The Fifth Utility

With the cost of energy rising and our earth’s resources dwindling, Atlas Copco’s strong focus on research and technology is driving down the operational expense and environmental impact of the critical fourth utility, known as compressed air. From our air compressor technologies that can be virtually carbon neutral through the reuse of hot water to our industry-leading VSD designs and our work creating complete energy-efficient compressed air systems – from the compressor room to piping solutions – we practice what we preach when it comes to sustainability.

We also possess a great deal of knowledge and insights that we wish to share with the manufacturing community and others who rely on compressed air to perform their jobs. We named this blog the 5th Utility because we hope it will serve as a resource for you – for compressed air best practices, ideas, insights and news. We also are striving to create a community where we can share ideas and news with each other and potentially have a laugh or two to break up our long days. Similar to the 19th hole at your local golf club, we hope the 5th Utility is place to kick-back, learn something new and share the news of the day.

As the Official Blog of Atlas Copco Compressors USA, it is managed by Erik Arfalk, vice president of communications and branding, Atlas Copco Compressors. We encourage you to contact Erik anytime with questions or story ideas.


Atlas Copco Compressors 

Atlas Copco Compressors LLC is part of the Compressor Technique Business Area, and its headquarters are located in Rock Hill, S.C. The company manufactures, markets, and services oil-free and oil-injected stationary air compressors, air treatment equipment, and air management systems, including local manufacturing of select products. You can learn all about our North American operations in this short video.

The Atlas Copco Group, which is celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2013, is among the Top 100 sustainable companies in the world and a member of the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index. Atlas Copco has also been recognized by Forbes, Thomson-Reuters and Newsweek, among others, for its commitment to innovation and sustainability. Atlas Copco Compressors has major sales, manufacturing, production, and distribution facilities located in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

In each of the past five years, Atlas Copco has invested in new U.S. facilities to further support manufacturing, distribution and training for customers nationwide. Our sales and service representatives are right where our customers do business.

For customers that need help with their compressed air system, help is at hand with the Compressed Air Manual from Atlas Copco. Now in its seventh edition, the Compressed Air Manual includes updates and new content to reflect the latest trends and developments in the compressed air industry. Best of all, the Compressed Air Manual is written by engineers, for engineers. This is a must-have reference for any company that uses compressed air, and it is available for immediate download at www.atlascopco.us.

Additional product and video features available on our web site include:

–        Oil-Free Compressors
–        Oil-Injected Compressors
–        Compressed Air Dryers and Filters
–        Nitrogen Generators
–        Compressed Air Piping
–        Compressed Air Controls and Monitoring Systems
–        24/7 Service

The people of Atlas Copco are committed to your Sustainable Productivity. Our mission is to continue to bring sustainable productivity through safer, cleaner, more energy-efficient, cost-effective compressed air technology. Our unwavering commitment is to be First in Mind – First in Choice® for all your compressed air requirements.

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  1. Great blog. As with compressed air, also comes safety concerns. Focused on innovation with integrated design and engineering, Safety Flow Technologies has built an automatic shut off valve. When using with air compressed tooling, you simply set a maximum pressure, and if the tool becomes disconnect or hose breaks, a piston in the valve will shut and restrict air flow. This is important because this type of incident can cause dangerous hose whip. We encourage you to visit our site to learn more and feel free to contact us with any questions.


  2. This is probably my 2ND COMPUTER . Working with a 2,500.00 budget only running 2 techs to start . There is no substitute for qaulity



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