New energy storage systems help Atlas Copco keep the noise down

ATLAS Copco has launched a new range of lithium-ion energy storage systems that the firm said can be used as either a standalone solution or combined with generators to create a hybrid power solution.

ZenergiZe is described as delivering zero CO2 emissions and zero noise, with ‘virtually zero’ maintenance needs.

The ZenergiZe range features two models: ZBE and ZBP. They offer rated powers of 15kVA and 45kVA respectively, and boast energy storage capacities of 45kWh.

The energy storage systems can be used together with a generator to enable smart load management. Alternatively, they can serve as the primary source of power when used in the island mode.

In the hybrid mode, Atlas Copco revealed that by using a ZenergiZe unit in combination with a QAS80 generator, operators can reduce fuel consumption by up to 50% over 12 hours compared to using a larger stand-alone QAS125 generator.

With a footprint of just 1.4 square metres, the ZenergiZe range is said to be ‘ideal’ for applications where floor space is limited.

Atlas Copco added that the lithium-ion technology enables a lifespan of 40,000 working hours in normal conditions. In low load applications, a ZenergiZe unit can provide the required power for more than 12 hours without needing to be recharged.

Barbara Gregorio, product marketing manager – innovative energies & digital solutions at Atlas Copco’s power and flow division said, “The market is demanding cleaner energy and power sources, and electrification is a key technological trend for industrial machinery. Advances in lithium battery technology mean that we are now able to deliver a product with the high reliability that our customers have come to expect from us.”