Brutes Air Solutions – headquartered in Springs with branches in Rustenburg, Cape Town, Durban, Gqeberha and Namibia and appointed by Atlas Copco as an authorised distributor twelve months ago – has been a service provider to the compressed air industry since 2007, and recently received an order from a coal plant in Mpumalanga for a second unit of the Atlas Copco QAC 1100 TwinPower™, which is essentially two QAC generators housed side-by-side in a 20-foot container.

MD, Christo Bruwer, explains that following a site evaluation by the Brutes Air team at the coal plant, calculations denoted the QAC 1100 TwinPower as the optimum solution for the customer. “We subsequently requested a quote from Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area which we presented to our customer who placed the order in early November 2022. We purchased the solution from Power Technique and delivered the unit to the customer three weeks later.”

“The innovative design has enabled us to basically double the power, packaging up to 1MW of predictable power on a single platform,” notes Phillip du Plessis, BDM at Power Technique. “TwinPower offers unrivalled versatility as it can be utilised as a base load machine or as two independent 500kva QAC generators, with fuel saving as the main benefit. Moreover, the weatherproof container, which also boasts a compact footprint, can be placed on a plant site, wherever it is needed.”

Atlas Copco QAC 1100 TwinPower – two QAC generators housed side by side in a 20-foot container. Image credit: Supplied Atlas Copco Compressor Technique

Atlas Copco QAC 1100 TwinPower – two QAC generators housed side by side in a 20-foot container. Image credit: Supplied Atlas Copco Compressor Technique

Power Technique supported Brutes Air Solutions during the handover process at the coal plant and also offered training to the distributor’s technicians who in turn trained the customer to ensure correct operation for optimum machine efficiency and performance. In line with the distributor agreement, Brute Air Solutions is responsible for after-sales service on the two QAC 1100 TwinPower units.

“The Atlas Copco brand is renowned for quality products and great performance,” says Bruwer who concludes, “This is the second QAC 1100 TwinPower™ that we have purchased from Power Technique and we have every confidence that we have supplied the coal plant, who is a new customer for Brutes Air Solutions, with a quality product that will sustainably deliver remarkable performance.”  

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