INGERSOLL RAND has introduced Xe-Series rotary compressor control technology for its R90-160ne Nirvana VSD and R90-160n Nirvana VSD rotary screw air compressors, indicating the more convenient control capability and reliable monitoring system will provide a window into all vital compressor data, to optimize plant efficiency.
The Xe-Series controller debuted last year on the smaller Ingersoll Rand R55-75ne Nirvana VSD and R55-75n Nirvana VSD rotary screw air compressors, and is available now on the larger systems. It presents an easy-to-read, high-resolution color display; an intuitive menu layout; and large navigation buttons to make the system user friendly. High-intensity LED indicators show the compressor’s status clearly from a distance, and a real-time clock enables operators to program start and stop schedules to help reduce plant’s operating costs. The controller also provides a performance analysis, graphics and visual trending information so controllers can track system efficiency.
“The Web-enabled access allows operators to monitor vital system data and adjust the compressor from remote locations using the Internet browser on their PCs, tablets and smartphones,” state Vipul Mistry, marketing manager for Ingersoll Rand. “Users can rely upon automatic email notifications to alert them if a trip occurs, so they can address the issue quickly.”
The Ingersoll Rand R90-160ne Nirvana VSD and R90-160n Nirvana VSD rotary screw air compressors run on 125-200 horsepower and maximize energy savings through the use of a Hybrid Permanent Magnet Motor™ that can perform unlimited starts/stops, maintaining constant pressure control and starting amps below full load to provide unmatched efficiency.
The Xe-Series controller can be retrofitted onto systems currently using Ingersoll Rand R90-160ne and R90-160n compressors.