Chilean pharmaceutical company boosts efficiency thanks to Atlas Copco
Laboratorio Sanderson S.A., one of Chile’s leading pharmaceutical companies, has reduced costs and boosted efficiency thanks to Atlas Copco.
“We have been using Atlas Copco’s compressors for over ten years to deliver both oil-free and oil-injected compressed air”, comments Marcela Cantillana, Assistant Manager for Validations at Fresnius Kabi Chile, “these compressors have always met our expectations and we feel that the new nitrogen generator is a perfect complement to our activities”.
Thanks to Atlas Copco, Laboratorio Sanderson has more recently also switched to on-site nitrogen generation. Previously, the company purchased their nitrogen from an external supplier, who delivered liquid nitrogen in cryogenic tanks. By contrast, the nitrogen is now generated on-site at the purity level required; thanks to Atlas Copco’s installation of a ZT 18 IMD oil-free compressor and a NGP 92 nitrogen generator with PSA technology. “Gaining independence from external suppliers is a major benefit”, comments Marcela Cantillana, “since the installation of the NGP 92 we do not have to rely on another organization or company to ensure a constant and adequate supply of nitrogen.”
Fully aware of the efficiency and cost-saving potentials of the nitrogen generator, Laboratorio Sanderson is now also considering installing Atlas Copco’s oxygen generator in the future. Commenting on their successful collaboration with Atlas Copco, Marcela Cantillana concludes: “Our relationship with Atlas Copco has always been one of mutual cooperation and we feel that Atlas Copco fully understands the importance of ensuring the proper functioning of its equipment, through maintenance, support, documentation and certificates”.
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