Atlas Copco Compressors Save Energy

Rock Hill, S.C.-based Atlas Copco Compressors LLC estimates its variable speed drive (VSD) technology has saved customers $300 million in energy costs since 1994.

“According to greenhouse gas calculations by the Environmental Protection Agency, the amount of kilowatt-hours saved annually by our VSD compressors is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions of 51,029 homes’ electricity use, or removing 78,101 passenger vehicles from the road,” said Robert Eshelman, vice president, Atlas Copco’s Industrial Air division.

According to the company, based on the number of VSD compressors operating in the U.S., approximately 538 million kilowatt-hours and $53 million in energy savings are realized annually.

January/February 2015