BOGE SLF-3 series beats high dust ambient at plastics factory in Vietnam
One of Vietnam’s leading PVC, PP-R, HDPE pipe manufacturers was sourcing for an energy efficient compressed air system for their new plant. According to their requirements, the compressors must be equipped with variable speed control, and be able to minimise noise levels and disruption. And the only option is to install the compressors next to plant’s dust extraction system, which unfortunately emits high levels of dust.
A tall order no doubt! But not for BOGE, a market leader in air compressor systems and solutions. After carefully reviewing the customer’s requirements, BOGE recommended the 3 x SLF75-3 series of compressors. The SLF75 series come with a variable speed drive (VSD) and IE3 motor for best energy efficiency to handle fluctuating demands. The compressors operate the airend within its optimum range and by changing the speed of both the motor and rotor, the compressed air output adapts to the actual demand. Expensive idle times and motor switches are thus avoided. At the same time, a tighter pressure band can be set to save energy.
“Efficient electric motors like the IE3 and IE4 are an essential part of an energy-efficient compressed air operation. About 90 percent of the total cost of an electric motor over its lifetime lies in its power consumption. As a result, the investment pays for itself quickly,” says Nalin Amunugama, General Manager of BOGE Kompressoren Asia Pacific.
An energy efficient FOCUS control is also a standard feature in the SLF series. The respective operating conditions are clearly and precisely visible via an LCD display. All three compressors are interconnected via RS485 bus cables to its Focus 2.0 controllers that are equipped with Built-in BLS synchronising system for automatic operating, and operate as per actual compressed air demand in the production plant.
More importantly, the SLF75-3 compressors are installed with cabinet filtration and cyclone separation type high dust suction filter boxes as the standard to meet the specific site conditions of the customer’s plant.
With a prearranged service contract with our dealer, the customer can be assured of the optimum performance of our BOGE compressors, despite the high dust content at the factory.
“While our customer is unable to relocate the new compressors to a better site, once again, BOGE has proven that the SLF75-3 compressors can take a beating with timely maintenance and proper care through the premium aftermarket support provided by BOGE’s highly trained dealers in Vietnam,” Mr Amunugama reiterates.
With the IE3 motor and rotor, the compressed air output adapts to the actual demand.
BOGE’s SLF75-3 compressors are installed with cabinet filtration and cyclone separation type high dust suction filter boxes.