Waterford Crystal, the Irish manufacturer of fine luxury crystal, chose the EG Series EG22V from ELGi Compressors Europe to modernise the compressed air system at its plant in Waterford, Ireland.
Airtec Compressors, air service partners for Waterford Crystal for over ten years, conducted a detailed site study and recommended installing a new ELGi EG22V (variable speed), which was installed in April 2021.
“The main reasons for purchasing the ELGi machine were its market-leading 10-year airend warranty and the efficiency improvements it offered,” said Tony Elsted, Engineering and Maintenance Manager at Waterford Crystal.
Terry McGuire, Regional Manager UK & Ireland, at ELGi said, “Our EG Series embodies this approach with innovative technology options that help our customers be more efficient, lower life cycle costs and reduce the environmental footprint. The EG Series stands out for its patented technologies, high efficiency, and ten-year market-leading warranty on the airend.”
The sturdy design of the EG Series compressor range enables operations at extreme temperatures – from cold to hot and from dry to extremely humid conditions, leading to improved reliability of the compressed air system. ELGi’s high-efficient airends reduce pressure losses and, together with the OSBIC (Oil separation by impact and centrifugal action), 3-stage separation provides best-in-class energy efficiency.
Tony Elsted from Waterford Crystal continued, “Airtec Compressors have been our compressed air service partner for over ten years. Their expertise, knowledge, and recommendation have improved the efficiency of our compressed air system.”
Airtec Compressors, based in Cork, Ireland, offering nationwide compressed air services and coverage 24/7, 365 days a year, has partnered with ELGi since 2020. John O’Driscoll, General Manager for Airtec Compressors, said, “We are a dedicated 24/7 company that prides ourselves on always delivering on the promises we make to our long-term and loyal client base.”