Ingersoll Rand's Centac C800 centrifugal air compressor reduces energy use by up to 6%

Ingersoll Rand's Centac C800 centrifugal air compressor is an extension of the Centac C1000 product line. Certified as ISO 8573-1Class 0, the C800 is built to provide 100% clean, oil-free air.

The Centac C800 is designed with features to maximize asset availability including tapered polygon attachments to create a precision fit and evenly distribute torque and a simplified oil piping system with an integrated oil filter to keep the system running at ideal conditions. The compressor’s integrated AGMA rated gears, flex pad hydrodynamic bearings and components work to reduce vibration and error-proof alignment.

The optimized components and systems in the Centac C800 are designed to reduce energy use by up to 6% at full load. The backward-leaning impellers are designed with software and computational fluid dynamics that maximize peak efficiency and provide greater turndown. Furthermore, inlet guide vanes (IGVs) are standard on the new C800 delivering up to 10% additional energy savings at partial load.

Maintenance is easier on the C800 air compressor with a one-piece removable inducer, in-place roddable coolers, bull gear inspection ports, and open cooler casing which offer increased access to critical components. The fully configured compressor package also affords efficient installation — no special foundation or grouting required. The single inlet and outlet connections for cooling water also reduce installation time and cost.