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Hydropower increasingly used as opposed to compressed air in platinum, gold mines

The biggest combined force driving the adoption of hydropower equip-ment in the underground mining industry – specifically in gold and platinum mines – is the need to move away from using compressed air and an understanding by industry that it must do so, hydropower specialist Hydro Power Equipment (HPE) innovation manager Peter Fraser tells Mining …

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Machinery Resale adds high pressure drilling compressors to fleet

Pictured from left to right: Peter De Gersem, sales engineer, Atlas Copco; 
Filip Maes, CEO, Machinery Resale; 
Guy Craeye, business line manager, construction technique, Atlas Copco Atlas Copco and Machinery Resale of Belgium have entered into cooperation to provide high-pressure portable compressors for rent to drilling contractors. Machinery Resale, which provides used construction equipment for …

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Edwards Group £1.6 billion takeover

Edwards Group, a high-tech manufacturer based in Sussex, UK, could be set for a takeover in excess of £1 billion by Atlas Copco, a major Swedish industrial company. The two companies have announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement in a transaction valued at up to approximately $1.6 billion, including the assumption of debt. …

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Compressed air energy storage making a comeback

August 21, 2013 | By Barbara Vergetis Lundin Traditional underground compressed air energy storage (CAES), which is one of only two proven long-duration bulk storage technologies, has been commercially available for more than 30 years.  While no new CAES plants have been deployed since 1991, project activity and interest in the technology has grown in …

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[press] Atlas Copco to acquire Edwards vacuum group

Atlas Copco to acquire Edwards vacuum group 21 August 2013 Swedish compressor plant giant Atlas Copco is buying UK vacuum pumps specialist Edwards for around £1.04 billion in cash. “It is a great fit for Atlas Copco,” comments Ronnie Leten, president and CEO of the Stockholm-based group. “The vacuum solutions market is growing and has …

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Great news! The CAGI "Compressed Air and Gas Handbook" is now available as free download

Great news for all compressed air professionals. The Compressed Air and Gas Handbook, pusblished by the  Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI) is a reference manual full of information about intstallation, use and maintenance of air compressors and pneumatic equipment. The book was only availbale as a 750-page hardcover book, costing $70 and was first …

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[press] Atlas Copco Wins Large Compressor Order for Russian Fertilizer Market

Atlas Copco: Atlas Copco wins large compressor order for Russian fertilizer market   Press release published at The Swedish Wire   Stockholm, Sweden, August 14, 2013: Atlas Copco has won a contract to deliver compressors to Russian chemical and fertilizer specialist JSC Acron. The order is valued at around MEUR 13 (MSEK 113). Acron, one of …

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