Frame mounted compressors eliminate need for cranes at construction site

Constructor J. Murphy & Sons Limited turned to its long-term supplier Atlas Copco for an integrated solution of frame mounted compressors with an inbuilt generator to eliminate inefficiencies.
The construction and engineering company, with its headquarters in London, decided that one activity with room for improvement was the use of compressors in piling, during foundation engineering.
The company used compressed air to clean residual concrete from the pipes on piling rigs. Unfortunately, as the ground at most construction locations is rough and uneven, this meant that the only way to move them on and off the site was by a crane.
The process was time-consuming, inefficient and delayed the construction process.
To eliminate the need to have a crane on site, Atlas Copco provided J. Murphy & Sons with six of its rugged and lightweight XAS 88 frame mounted compressors, which feature an inbuilt 9kVA generator.
With a small footprint and weighing under 750 kg – over 150 kg less than competing models, Murphy & Sons have the integrated solution that they need on their rigs to increase their efficiency.
Atlas Copco’s frame mounted compressors with an integrated generator can be easily mounted on any construction vehicle, eliminating the need of using a crane on site to transport them.
In addition, the compressors were also able to meet the company’s requirements for use in piling rigs. They provided the 7 bar pressure and 175 cfm flow needed to propel an appropriately sized foam ball down the pipe for a length of up to 80 metres.
The compressors only require servicing once every two years, on average, and the guaranteed 60-minute service time ensures that the process is quick and efficient.
“Atlas Copco’s XAS 88 with integrated generator is the compressor that fits our needs. The powerful and efficient compressor is mounted on our vehicles while the integrated generator provides the power supply for various smaller applications on site,” said Denis Merrigan, plant manager at J. Murphy & Sons plant depot at Hemel Hempstead.
“We have worked with Atlas Copco for many years, and we know we can trust them to provide us with equipment that delivers the reliability and performance we need. We are a global company, but wherever we operate, the local Atlas Copco network is always available to help us out.”
Nick Anwyl, Area Sales Manager, Atlas Copco, added: “We are excited that our compact XAS 88 compressors are boosting the productivity of our customer. We have a long relationship with J. Murphy & Sons, and it is great to see how our tools help them drive new levels of efficiency and productivity across operations.”

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