Often times the best philosophy to take it to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Ideal working conditions do exist, but many people don’t have the luxury of waiting for things to look up. Marine environments are among the least forgiving out there. Equipment failure at sea can mean disaster.
Harsh working conditions are demanding of the equipment and the people who work in them, and that’s why we developed the water-cooled LT KE piston compressor line. Designed to withstand ambient temperatures up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, the LT KE is ideal for use in marine environment engine rooms because it can withstand fresh and salt water applications. The LT KE, with a cast iron casing, provides a run from 60 m³/h (18.5 kW) to 430 m³/h (90 kW).
Operating with noise levels as low as as 91dB(a), equivalent to a ride down the highway in a convertible, and have a vibration foundation of less than 14 mm/sec. Synthetic oil is standard for the LT KE, and they also run just as smooth and quiet on mineral oil.
The LT KE also features a forced air flow, meaning the crank case is heated faster to help eliminate condensate water. The additional cooling water shut-off solenoid valve means that harmful condensation cannot gain access to the compressor.
If Atlas Copco marine compressors can operate under the most extreme conditions that the marine industry demands, how do you think they’ll perform in standard industrial applications?