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HPC KAESER M45-G Compressors

KCAIR supplies water utilities company with truck-mounted, stationary HPC KAESER M45-G Compressors.

The Challenge:

In 2014 a local water utilities company contacted Kingsdown Compressed Air Systems with a view to replacing several of their compressor and generator units mounted on their fleet of 7.5t trucks, used for roadside repairs of mains water pipework.

The existing compressors and generators were driven from the truck engine. Each compressor provided 110 cfm at 7 bar with a simultaneous use 6.5kVA/50Hz/110v generator. Over time the units had proved unreliable with numerous transmission issues, as well as being expensive to run because they were driven by the engine, thus having to utilise white diesel fuel, as opposed to red diesel.

After in-depth consultation and product demonstration with the customer and the truck builder, KCAIR were able to provide a tailored solution to on-site air and power requirements.

KCAIR's Solution:

The HPC KAESER MOBILAIR M45-G rotary screw air compressor was specified by KCAIR's technical sales team.

Featuring the energy saving low-speed SIGMA profile airend and the reliable Kubota V2203-M four cylinder diesel engine, the M45 compressor has a free air delivery of 148 cfm (4.2m³/min) at 7 bar working pressure.

This model variation included an integral 8.5Kva/50Hz/110v SIGMAGEN generator for simultaneous use with the compressor.

The SIGMAGEN generator offers a unique feature, the ability to switch between two modes; Continuous Operation where the generator is operating automatically with no delay in available power, and Energy Saving automatic start mode. When switched to the latter, the generator recognises as soon as an electrical consumer is plugged in and switched on.

Utilising the benefits of versatility of the Mobilair range, the stationary chassis version was chosen to be fitted to the trucks. Working closely with the customer and truck builder, several further modifications were made; the generator control panel was relocated from the side of the body to become a detachable unit.

With its own independent 80 litre fuel tank the M45-G could now utilise red diesel thus ensuring future running cost savings.

Part of KCAIR's industry-wide after-sales service, a tailored service plan was developed based on the running hours and operational requirements of the compressor and generator units.


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