It was recently announced that Atlas Copco have become the very first air compressor manufacturer to be awarded with a certificate acknowledging that all their oil-free air compressors and other air technologies are rated as ‘Class 0’ for oil content. This is in line with the most up-to-date international standards.

All their air compressors are 100% oil-free and are designed to be used in industries such as textiles, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemicals.

“Certification according to the latest 2010 edition of this standard bears testimony to our commitment to oil free technology and to the safety of processes, human beings and the environment,” states Chris Lybaert, President of Atlas Copco’s Oil-free Air Division.

Atlas Copco were presented with the certificate after their oil-free air compressors underwent vigorous tests and measurements by echnische Überwachungs-Verein (German Technical Monitoring Association, or ‘TÜV’). The results that came back showed that there was no trace of oil found.