ELGi compressors support Coatings production

ELGi North America, a subsidiary of ELGi Equipments Limited announced that North Pacific Industrial Coatings (Coatings), a Kent, Washington-based commercial painting company, selected an EG200V-125 to support its blasting and painting operations. The new ELGi compressor will provide a reliable source of compressed air for the company and potentially save 100,000 kW per year.

Coatings worked with ELGi distributor Evergreen Compressed Air (Evergreen), based in Renton, to analyze its air compressor operations that support the heat and sandblasting of steel that is used in prefab construction, mezzanine structures, staircases, and more. The company had been using two 200 hp rotary screw air compressors.

North Pacific Industrial Coatings has specifically selected the ELGi EG Series on account of lower energy cost, performance in extreme conditions and higher reliability.

“Compressed air is critical to our blasting operation at Coatings, and we wanted to pursue new equipment that would be more reliable, supported by best-in-class warranty, and also enable us to optimize our energy use,” said Roger Moshier, Production Manager at Coatings. “ELGi and Evergreen proved to be ideal partners for this strategy. The solutions were based on hard data. We were able to identify the exact scenarios in which our electricity demand spiked and choose a new air compressor that solved our unique challenges.”

Evergreen recommended an EG200V-125 — an ELGi EG Series 250 HP Rotary Screw Compressor with a Variable Speed Drive. The design of this compressor enables operations at extreme temperatures — from cold to hot, and from dry to extremely humid conditions, leading overall to higher reliability in industrial settings. Its high-efficiency air ends are equipped with unique η-V profile rotors that have a 4/5 lobe combination, enabling it to run at low rotor speeds. This design reduces pressure losses, and together with OSBIC (oil separation by impact and centrifugal action), its 3-stage separation provides best-in-class oil contamination reduction (<1ppm) and excellent energy efficiency.