Compressed air purity is crucial for many industry sectors, such as medical, research and biotechnology.
The scroll compressor has set a new standard in compressed air delivery. Not only does this scroll compressor series meet industry standards, but this technology reduces the costs of ownership because there is no need for oil filter replacements, oil condensate treatment and energy to combat the pressure loss caused by filtration.
A scroll compressor is also referred to as a spiral compressor, a scroll pump or a scroll vacuum pump. The rotary spiral scroll design creates a continual compressed air flow over multiple stages and there is no need for oil lubrication. A scroll compressed air system runs quieter and more smoothly than a reciprocating version because there are only two moving parts – a fixed scroll and an orbital scroll. Fewer parts make the scroll compressor energy efficient, highly reliable, and less prone to mechanical failure. Compared with a rotary screw compressor, a scroll compressor vibrates less and is almost noiseless.
An oil-free design means the need to store and handle a huge stock of oil is eliminated as well as the chances of over or underfilling the compressors during maintenance, leading to expensive repairs. Costs associated with collecting and treating the condensate is also eliminated, leading to cheaper overall maintenance costs for the end user.