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Instruction Manual

for Portable Compressors


XAS 67 Kd C3 APP - XAS 130 KD7 C3 APP Engine Kubota V1505

XAS 87 Kd C3 APP - XAS 175 KD7 C3 APP Engine Kubota V1505-T
Instruction Manual
for Portable Compressors

XAS 67 - XAS 130

XAS 87 - XAS 175

Original instructions

Printed matter N°
Warranty and Liability Limitation
Use only authorized parts.
Any damage or malfunction caused by the use of unauthorized parts is not covered by Warranty or Product
The manufacturer does not accept any liability for any damage arising from modifications, additions or
conversions made without the manufacturer's approval in writing.
Neglecting maintenance or making changes to the setup of the machine can result in major hazards, including
fire risk.
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this manual is correct, Atlas Copco does not
assume responsibility for possible errors.

Copyright 2013, Atlas Copco Airpower n.v., Antwerp, Belgium.

Any unauthorized use or copying of the contents or any part thereof is prohibited.
This applies in particular to trademarks, model denominations, part numbers and drawings.

Preface Table of contents 4.2 Starting / Stopping ..................................... 31
Follow the instructions in this booklet and we 4.3 Before starting............................................ 31
guarantee you years of troublefree operation. It is a 1 Safety precautions ...................................... 7 4.3.1 Starting procedure.................................. 32
solid, safe and reliable machine, built according to 1.1 Introduction .................................................. 7 4.3.2 During operation .................................... 33
the latest technology.
1.2 General safety precautions ........................... 8 4.4 Adjustment of the continuous
Always keep the manual available near the machine. pneumatic regulating system...................... 34
1.3 Safety during transport and installation ....... 9
In all correspondence always mention the 4.4.1 Stopping procedure ................................ 36
1.4 Safety during use and operation ................. 10
compressor type and serial number, shown on the 4.4.2 Fault situations and protective devices .. 36
data plate. 1.5 Safety during maintenance and repair........ 11
1.6 Tool applications safety ............................. 12 5 Maintenance ............................................. 37
The company reserves the right to make changes
without prior notice. 1.7 Specific safety precautions......................... 13 5.1 Preventive maintenance schedule .............. 37
5.2 Use of service paks .................................... 37
2 Leading particulars .................................. 14
5.3 Maintenance schedule compressor............. 37
2.1 Safety pictograms used .............................. 14
5.4 Maintenance schedule undercarriage ......... 40
2.2 General description .................................... 14
5.5 Oil specifications........................................ 41
3 Main Parts................................................. 16 5.5.1 Compressor oil....................................... 42
3.1 Compressor regulating system ................... 18 5.5.2 Engine oil............................................... 43
3.1.1 Overview................................................ 18 5.6 Oil level check ........................................... 44
3.1.2 Air flow.................................................. 20 5.6.1 Engine oil level check............................ 44
3.1.3 Oil system .............................................. 21 5.6.2 Compressor oil level check.................... 44
3.1.4 Continuous pneumatic regulating 5.6.3 Daily check ............................................ 44
system .................................................... 22 5.6.4 Check after a longer period without
3.2 Electric system ........................................... 24 running the compressor.......................... 45
3.3 Markings and information labels ............... 26 5.7 Oil and oil filter change ............................. 46
5.7.1 Engine oil and oil filter change.............. 46
4 Operating instructions ............................. 27 5.7.2 Compressor oil and oil filter change...... 46
4.1 Parking, towing and lifting instructions ..... 27 5.8 Compressor Oil Flushing Procedure .......... 47
4.1.1 Parking instructions ............................... 27 5.9 Coolant specifications ................................ 48
4.1.2 Towing instructions ............................... 28 5.9.1 PARCOOL EG ...................................... 48
4.1.3 Lifting instructions................................. 28 5.10 Coolant check............................................. 49
4.1.4 Height adjustment .................................. 29 5.10.1 Coolant level .......................................... 49
4.1.5 Spillage-Free Frame............................... 29 5.10.2 Topping up of coolant............................ 49
4.1.6 Instructions ball coupling (option)......... 30 5.10.3 Replacing the coolant ............................ 49

5.11 Cleaning fuel tank ...................................... 50 6 Problem solving ........................................ 59
5.12 Cleaning hardhat......................................... 50
5.13 Cleaning coolers ......................................... 50 7 Available options ...................................... 63
5.14 Battery care................................................. 51 8 Technical specifications ........................... 64
5.14.1 Electrolyte .............................................. 51
8.1 Torque values ............................................. 64
5.14.2 Activating a dry-charged battery............ 51
8.1.1 General torque values ............................ 64
5.14.3 Recharging a battery .............................. 51 8.1.2 Critical torque values ............................. 64
5.14.4 Make-up distilled water.......................... 51
8.2 Settings of shutdown switches and
5.14.5 Periodic battery service .......................... 52
safety valves ............................................... 65
5.15 Storage........................................................ 52
8.3 Compressor / engine specifications............ 66
5.16 Service paks................................................ 52 8.3.1 Reference conditions.............................. 66
5.17 Service kits ................................................. 52 8.3.2 Limitations ............................................. 66
5.18 Compressor element overhaul .................... 52 8.3.3 Altitude unit performance curves........... 67
5.19 Liability ...................................................... 52 8.3.4 Performance data ................................... 68
5.20 Air filter engine/compressor....................... 53 8.3.5 Design data............................................. 69
5.20.1 Cleaning the dust trap ............................ 53
5.20.2 Recommendations .................................. 53 9 Dataplate ................................................... 71
5.20.3 Replacing the air filter element .............. 53
10 Disposal ..................................................... 72
5.21 Air receiver................................................. 54
10.1 General ....................................................... 72
5.22 Safety valve ................................................ 54
10.2 Disposal of materials.................................. 72
5.23 Fuel system................................................. 54
5.24 Wheel bearing lubrication .......................... 55 11 Maintenance Log ...................................... 73
5.24.1 Wheel bearing adjustment...................... 56
5.25 Changing tyres............................................ 56
5.25.1 Wheel bolts check .................................. 57
5.26 Towbar check ............................................. 57
5.26.1 Towbar Lubrication................................ 58

Safety precautions
To be read attentively and acted accordingly before towing, lifting, operating, performing
maintenance or repairing the unit.


The policy of Atlas Copco is to provide the users of It is the responsibility of management to appoint Take necessary steps to keep unauthorized persons
their equipment with safe, reliable and efficient operators with the appropriate training and skill for away from the unit and eliminate all possible sources
products. Factors taken into account are among each category of job. of danger at the unit.
others: When handling, operating, overhauling and/or
Skill level 1: Operator
- the intended and predictable future use of the performing maintenance or repair on Atlas Copco
products, and the environments in which they are An operator is trained in all aspects of operating the
unit with the push-buttons, and is trained to know the equipment, the mechanics are expected to use safe
expected to operate, engineering practices and to observe all relevant local
safety aspects.
- applicable rules, codes and regulations, safety requirements and ordinances. The following
- the expected useful product life, assuming proper Skill level 2: Mechanical technician list is a reminder of special safety directives and
service and maintenance, A mechanical technician is trained to operate the unit precautions mainly applicable to Atlas Copco
- providing the manual with up-to-date the same as the operator. In addition, the mechanical equipment.
information. technician is also trained to perform maintenance and These safety precautions apply to machinery
repair, as described in the instruction manual, and is processing or consuming air. Processing of any other
Before handling any product, take time to read the
allowed to change settings of the control and safety gas requires additional safety precautions typical to
relevant instruction manual. Besides giving detailed
system. A mechanical technician does not work on the application and are not included herein.
operating instructions, it also gives specific live electrical components.
information about safety, preventive maintenance, Neglecting the safety precautions may endanger
etc. Skill level 3: Electrical technician people as well as environment and machinery:
Keep the manual always at the unit location, easy An electrical technician is trained and has the same - endanger people due to electrical, mechanical or
accessible to the operating personnel. qualifications as both the operator and the mechanical chemical influences,
technician. In addition, the electrical technician may - endanger the environment due to leakage of oil,
See also the safety precautions of the engine and
carry out electrical repairs within the various solvents or other substances,
possible other equipment, which are separately sent enclosures of the unit. This includes work on live
along or are mentioned on the equipment or parts of - endanger the machinery due to function failures.
electrical components.
the unit. All responsibility for any damage or injury resulting
These safety precautions are general and some Skill level 4: Specialist from the manufacturer from neglecting these precautions or by non-
statements will therefore not always apply to a This is a skilled specialist sent by the manufacturer or observance of ordinary caution and due care required
particular unit. its agent to perform complex repairs or modifications in handling, operating, maintenance or repair, also if
to the equipment. not expressly mentioned in this instruction manual, is
Only people that have the right skills should be
allowed to operate, adjust, perform maintenance or In general it is recommended that not more than two disclaimed by Atlas Copco.
repair on Atlas Copco equipment. people operate the unit, more operators could lead to
unsafe operating conditions.

The manufacturer does not accept any liability for any GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 9 Care shall be taken to avoid damage to safety
damage arising from the use of non-original parts and valves and other pressure-relief devices,
for modifications, additions or conversions made 1 The owner is responsible for maintaining the unit especially to avoid plugging by paint, oil coke or
without the manufacturer’s approval in writing. in a safe operating condition. Unit parts and dirt accumulation, which could interfere with the
If any statement in this manual does not comply with accessories must be replaced if missing or functioning of the device.
unsuitable for safe operation.
local legislation, the stricter of the two shall be 10 Pressure and temperature gauges shall be checked
applied. 2 The supervisor, or the responsible person, shall at regularly with regard to their accuracy. They shall
Statements in these safety precautions should not be all times make sure that all instructions regarding be replaced whenever outside acceptable
machinery and equipment operation and tolerances.
interpreted as suggestions, recommendations or
maintenance are strictly followed and that the
inducements that it should be used in violation of any 11 Safety devices shall be tested as described in the
applicable laws or regulations. machines with all accessories and safety devices, maintenance schedule of the instruction manual
as well as the consuming devices, are in good
to determine that they are in good operating
repair, free of abnormal wear or abuse, and are
condition. See the Preventive maintenance
not tampered with. schedule.
3 Whenever there is an indication or any suspicion
12 Mind the markings and information labels on the
that an internal part of a machine is overheated,
the machine shall be stopped but no inspection
covers shall be opened before sufficient cooling 13 In the event the safety labels are damaged or
time has elapsed; this to avoid the risk of destroyed, they must be replaced to ensure
spontaneous ignition of oil vapour when air is operator safety.
admitted. 14 Keep the work area neat. Lack of order will
4 Normal ratings (pressures, temperatures, speeds, increase the risk of accidents.
etc.) shall be durably marked. 15 When working on the unit, wear safety clothing.
5 Operate the unit only for the intended purpose and Depending on the kind of activities these are:
within its rated limits (pressure, temperature, safety glasses, ear protection, safety helmet
speeds, etc.). (including visor), safety gloves, protective
clothing, safety shoes. Do not wear the hair long
6 The machinery and equipment shall be kept clean,
and loose (protect long hair with a hairnet), or
i.e. as free as possible from oil, dust or other
wear loose clothing or jewellery.
16 Take precautions against fire. Handle fuel, oil and
7 To prevent an increase in working temperature,
anti-freeze with care because they are
inspect and clean heat transfer surfaces (cooler
inflammable substances. Do not smoke or
fins, intercoolers, water jackets, etc.) regularly. approach with naked flame when handling such
See the Preventive maintenance schedule. substances. Keep a fire-extinguisher in the
8 All regulating and safety devices shall be vicinity.
maintained with due care to ensure that they
function properly. They may not be put out of

SAFETY DURING TRANSPORT AND - check that the wheels are secure and that the 7 Lifting hooks, eyes, shackles, etc., shall never be
INSTALLATION tyres are in good condition and inflated bent and shall only have stress in line with their
correctly, design load axis. The capacity of a lifting device
Transport of the unit has to be done by authorized/ - connect the signalisation cable, check all lights diminishes when the lifting force is applied at an
experienced people. and connect the pneumatic brake couplers, angle to its load axis.
When towing, lifting or transporting the compressor ascertain that the signalisation cable can not 8 For maximum safety and efficiency of the lifting
in any way, the battery switch must always be drag on the ground when towing the unit, apparatus all lifting members shall be applied as
switched off. - attach the safety break-away cable or safety near to perpendicular as possible. If required, a
To lift a unit, all loose or pivoting parts, e.g. doors and chain to the towing vehicle, lifting beam shall be applied between hoist and
towbar, shall first be securely fastened. load.
- remove wheel chocks, if applied, and
Do not attach cables, chains or ropes directly to the disengage the parking brake, 9 Never leave a load hanging on a hoist.
lifting eye; apply a crane hook or lifting shackle - check whether springs on wheelchocks are 10 A hoist has to be installed in such a way that the
meeting local safety regulations. Never allow sharp missing or broken. object will be lifted perpendicular. If that is not
bends in lifting cables, chains or ropes. possible, the necessary precautions must be taken
2 To tow a unit use a towing vehicle of ample to prevent load-swinging, e.g. by using two
Helicopter lifting is not allowed. capacity. Refer to the documentation of the hoists, each at approximately the same angle not
It is strictly forbidden to dwell or stay in the risk zone towing vehicle. exceeding 30° from the vertical.
under a lifted load. Never lift the unit over people or 3 If the unit is to be backed up by the towing
residential areas. Lifting acceleration and retardation 11 Locate the unit away from walls. Take all
vehicle, disengage the overrun brake mechanism precautions to ensure that hot air exhausted from
shall be kept within safe limits. (if it is not an automatic mechanism). the engine and driven machine cooling systems
1 Before towing the unit: 4 Never exceed the maximum towing speed of the cannot be recirculated. If such hot air is taken in
- ascertain that the pressure vessel(s) is (are) unit (mind the local regulations). by the engine or driven machine cooling fan, this
depressurized, 5 Place the unit on level ground and apply the may cause overheating of the unit; if taken in for
parking brake before disconnecting the unit from combustion, the engine power will be reduced.
- check the towbar, the brake system and the
towing eye. Also check the coupling of the the towing vehicle. Unclip the safety break-away 12 Before moving the compressor, switch it off.
towing vehicle, cable or safety chain. If the unit has no parking
- check the towing and brake capability of the brake or jockey wheel, immobilize the unit by
towing vehicle, placing chocks in front of and/or behind the
wheels. When the towbar can be positioned
- check that the towbar, jockey wheel or stand vertically, the locking device must be applied and
leg is safely locked in the raised position, kept in good order. The unit must always be used/
- keep hands/fingers away from the coupling parked/stored in a non publicly accessible area,
device and all other potential pinch points. locked away from access by unauthorized
Keep feet away from the towbar to avoid persons.
injury if it should slip, 6 To lift heavy parts, a hoist of ample capacity,
- ascertain that the towing eye can swivel freely tested and approved according to local safety
on the hook, regulations, shall be used.

SAFETY DURING USE AND OPERATION 8 Do not use compressed air from any type of effective. A door should be kept open for a short
compressor, without taking extra measures, for period only e.g. for inspection or adjustment.
1 When the unit has to operate in a fire-hazardous breathing purposes as this may result in injury or 15 Periodically carry out maintenance works
environment, each engine exhaust has to be death. For breathing air quality, the compressed according to the maintenance schedule.
provided with a spark arrestor to trap incendiary air must be adequately purified according to local
sparks. legislation and standards. Breathing air must 16 Stationary housing guards are provided on all
always be supplied at stable, suitable pressure. rotating or reciprocating parts not otherwise
2 The exhaust contains carbon monoxide which is a
protected and which may be hazardous to
lethal gas. When the unit is used in a confined 9 Distribution pipework and air hoses must be of personnel. Machinery shall never be put into
space, conduct the engine exhaust to the outside correct diameter and suitable for the working operation, when such guards have been removed,
atmosphere by a pipe of sufficient diameter; do pressure. Never use frayed, damaged or before the guards are securely reinstalled.
this in such a way that no extra back pressure is deteriorated hoses. Replace hoses and flexibles
created for the engine. If necessary, install an before the lifetime expires. Use only the correct 17 Noise, even at reasonable levels, can cause
extractor. Observe any existing local regulations. type and size of hose end fittings and connections. irritation and disturbance which, over a long
Make sure that the unit has sufficient air intake period of time, may cause severe injuries to the
10 If the compressor is to be used for sand-blasting nervous system of human beings. When the sound
for operation. If necessary, install extra air intake
or will be connected to a common compressed-air pressure level, at any point where personnel
system, fit an appropriate non-return valve (check normally has to attend, is:
3 When operating in a dust-laden atmosphere, place valve) between compressor outlet and the
the unit so that dust is not carried towards it by the connected sand-blasting or compressed-air - below 70 dB(A): no action needs to be taken,
wind. Operation in clean surroundings system. Observe the right mounting position/ - above 70 dB(A): noise-protective devices
considerably extends the intervals for cleaning direction. should be provided for people continuously
the air intake filters and the cores of the coolers. being present in the room,
11 Before removing the oil filler plug, ensure that the
4 Close the compressor air outlet valve before pressure is released by opening an air outlet - below 85 dB(A): no action needs to be taken
connecting or disconnecting a hose. Ascertain valve. for occasional visitors staying a limited time
that a hose is fully depressurized before only,
12 Never remove a filler cap of the cooling water
disconnecting it. Before blowing compressed air - above 85 dB(A): room to be classified as a
system of a hot engine. Wait until the engine has
through a hose or air line, ensure that the open end sufficiently cooled down. noise-hazardous area and an obvious warning
is held securely, so that it cannot whip and cause shall be placed permanently at each entrance
injury. 13 Never refill fuel while the unit is running, unless to alert people entering the room, for even
5 The air line end connected to the outlet valve otherwise stated in the Atlas Copco Instruction relatively short times, about the need to wear
must be safeguarded with a safety cable, attached Book (AIB). Keep fuel away from hot parts such ear protectors,
next to the valve. as air outlet pipes or the engine exhaust. Do not
- above 95 dB(A): the warning(s) at the
smoke when fuelling. When fuelling from an entrance(s) shall be completed with the
6 No external force may be exerted on the air outlet automatic pump, an earthing cable should be
valves, e.g. by pulling on hoses or by installing recommendation that also occasional visitors
connected to the unit to discharge static
auxiliary equipment directly to a valve, e.g. a shall wear ear protectors,
electricity. Never spill nor leave oil, fuel, coolant
water separator, a lubricator, etc. Do not step on or cleansing agent in or around the unit. - above 105 dB(A): special ear protectors that
the air outlet valves. are adequate for this noise level and the
14 All doors shall be shut during operation so as not spectral composition of the noise shall be
7 Never move a unit when external lines or hoses
to disturb the cooling air flow inside the provided and a special warning to that effect
are connected to the outlet valves, to avoid
bodywork and/or render the silencing less shall be placed at each entrance.
damage to valves, manifold and hoses.

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18 The unit has parts, which may be accidentally 25 Remember that where there is visible dust, the SAFETY DURING MAINTENANCE AND
touched by personal, of which the temperature finer, invisible particles will almost certainly be REPAIR
can be in excess of 80°C (176°F). The insulation present too; but the fact that no dust can be seen
or safety guard, protecting these parts shall not be is not a reliable indication that dangerous, Maintenance, overhaul and repair work shall only be
removed before the parts have cooled down to invisible dust is not present in the air. carried out by adequately trained personnel; if
room temperature. As it is technically not 26 Never operate the unit at pressures or speeds required, under supervision of someone qualified for
possible to insulate all hot parts or to install safety below or in excess of its limits as indicated in the the job.
guards around hot parts (e.g. exhaust manifold, technical specifications. 1 Use only the correct tools for maintenance and
exhaust turbine), the operator / service engineer repair work, and only tools which are in good
must always be aware not to touch hot parts when 27 Do not use aerosol types of starting aids such as
ether. Such use could result in an explosion and condition.
opening a machine door.
personal injury. 2 Parts shall only be replaced by genuine Atlas
19 Never operate the unit in surroundings where Copco replacement parts.
there is a possibility of taking in flammable or
toxic fumes. 3 All maintenance work, other than routine
attention, shall only be undertaken when the unit
20 If the working process produces fumes, dust or is stopped. Steps shall be taken to prevent
vibration hazards, etc., take the necessary steps to inadvertent starting. In addition, a warning sign
eliminate the risk of personal injury. bearing a legend such as ”work in progress; do
21 When using compressed air or inert gas to clean not start” shall be attached to the starting
down equipment, do so with caution and use the equipment. On engine-driven units the battery
appropriate protection, at least safety glasses, for shall be disconnected and removed or the
the operator as well as for any bystander. Do not terminals covered by insulating caps. On
apply compressed air or inert gas to your skin or electrically driven units the main switch shall be
direct an air or gas stream at people. Never use it locked in open position and the fuses shall be
to clean dirt from your clothes. taken out. A warning sign bearing a legend such
22 When washing parts in or with a cleaning solvent, as ”work in progress; do not supply voltage” shall
provide the required ventilation and use be attached to the fuse box or main switch.
appropriate protection such as a breathing filter, 4 Before dismantling any pressurized component,
safety glasses, rubber apron and gloves, etc. the compressor or equipment shall be effectively
23 Safety shoes should be compulsory in any isolated from all sources of pressure and the entire
workshop and if there is a risk, however small, of system shall be relieved of pressure. Do not rely
falling objects, wearing of a safety helmet should on non-return valves (check valves) to isolate
be included. pressure systems. In addition, a warning sign
bearing a legend such as ”work in progress; do
24 If there is a risk of inhaling hazardous gases,
not open” shall be attached to each of the outlet
fumes or dust, the respiratory organs must be
protected and depending on the nature of the
hazard, so must the eyes and skin. 5 Prior to stripping an engine or other machine or
undertaking major overhaul on it, prevent all
movable parts from rolling over or moving.

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6 Make sure that no tools, loose parts or rags are left 15 Protect the engine, alternator, air intake filter, 23 Make sure that oil, solvents and other substances
in or on the machine. Never leave rags or loose electrical and regulating components, etc., to likely to pollute the environment are properly
clothing near the engine air intake. prevent moisture ingress, e.g. when steam- disposed of.
7 Never use flammable solvents for cleaning (fire- cleaning. 24 Before clearing the unit for use after maintenance
risk). 16 When performing any operation involving heat, or overhaul, check that operating pressures,
8 Take safety precautions against toxic vapours of flames or sparks on a machine, the surrounding temperatures and speeds are correct and that the
cleaning liquids. components shall first be screened with non- control and shutdown devices function correctly.
flammable material.
9 Never use machine parts as a climbing aid.
17 Never use a light source with open flame for
10 Observe scrupulous cleanliness during inspecting the interior of a machine.
maintenance and repair. Keep away dirt, cover
the parts and exposed openings with a clean cloth, 18 Disconnect –battery-clamp before starting TOOL APPLICATIONS SAFETY
paper or tape. electrical servicing or welding (or turn battery-
switch in “off” position). Apply the proper tool for each job. With the
11 Never weld on or perform any operation
involving heat near the fuel or oil systems. Fuel 19 When repair has been completed, the machine knowledge of correct tool use and knowing the
and oil tanks must be completely purged, e.g. by shall be barred over at least one revolution for limitations of tools, along with some common sense,
steam-cleaning, before carrying out such reciprocating machines, several revolutions for many accidents can be prevented.
operations. Never weld on, or in any way modify, rotary ones to ensure that there is no mechanical Special service tools are available for specific jobs
pressure vessels. Disconnect the alternator cables interference within the machine or driver. Check and should be used when recommended. The use of
during arc welding on the unit. the direction of rotation of electric motors when these tools will save time and prevent damage to
starting up the machine initially and after any parts.
12 Support the towbar and the axle(s) securely if alteration to the electrical connection(s) or switch
working underneath the unit or when removing a gear, to check that the oil pump and the fan
wheel. Do not rely on jacks. function properly.
13 Do not remove any of, or tamper with, the sound- 20 Maintenance and repair work should be recorded
damping material. Keep the material free of dirt in an operator’s logbook for all machinery.
and liquids such as fuel, oil and cleansing agents. Frequency and nature of repairs can reveal unsafe
If any sound-damping material is damaged, conditions.
replace it to prevent the sound pressure level from
increasing. 21 When hot parts have to be handled, e.g. shrink
fitting, special heat-resistant gloves shall be used
14 Use only lubricating oils and greases and, if required, other body protection shall be
recommended or approved by Atlas Copco or the applied.
machine manufacturer. Ascertain that the
selected lubricants comply with all applicable 22 When using cartridge type breathing filter
safety regulations, especially with regard to equipment, ascertain that the correct type of
explosion or fire-risk and the possibility of cartridge is used and that its useful service life is
decomposition or generation of hazardous gases. not surpassed.
Never mix synthetic with mineral oil.

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SPECIFIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Pressure vessels Safety valves
Maintenance/installation requirements: 1 All adjustments or repairs are to be done by an
Batteries authorized representative of the valve supplier
1 The vessel can be used as pressure vessel or as
When servicing batteries, always wear protecting separator and is designed to hold compressed air (see also Preventive maintenance schedule).
clothing and glasses. for the following application: 2 Only trained and technically competent personnel
1 The electrolyte in batteries is a sulphuric acid - pressure vessel for compressor, should consider overhaul, re-set or performance
solution which is fatal if it hits your eyes, and testing of safety valves.
- medium AIR/OIL,
which can cause burns if it contacts your skin.
and operates as detailed on the data plate of the 3 The safety valve is supplied with either a lead
Therefore, be careful when handling batteries, security seal or crimped cover to deter
e.g. when checking the charge condition. vessel:
unauthorised access to the pressure regulation
2 Install a sign prohibiting fire, open flame and - the maximum working pressure ps in bar (psi),
smoking at the post where batteries are being - the maximum working temperature Tmax in
°C (°F), 4 Under no circumstances should the set pressure of
the safety valve be altered to a different pressure
3 When batteries are being charged, an explosive - the minimum working temperature Tmin in °C than that stamped on the valve without the
gas mixture forms in the cells and might escape (°F), permission of the installation designer.
through the vent holes in the plugs. Thus an - the capacity of the vessel V in l (US gal).
5 If the set pressure must be altered then use only
explosive atmosphere may form around the 2 The pressure vessel is only to be used for the correct parts supplied by Atlas Copco and in
battery if ventilation is poor, and can remain in applications as specified above and in accordance accordance with the instructions available for the
and around the battery for several hours after it with the technical specifications. Safety reasons valve type.
has been charged. Therefore: prohibit any other applications.
6 Safety valves must be frequently tested and
- never smoke near batteries being, or having 3 National legislation requirements with respect to regularly maintained.
recently been, charged, re-inspection must be complied with.
7 The set pressure should be periodically checked
- never break live circuits at battery terminals, 4 No welding or heat treatment of any kind is for accuracy.
because a spark usually occurs. permitted to those vessel walls which are exposed
to pressure. 8 When fitted, the compressors should be operated
4 When connecting an auxiliary battery (AB) in
at pressures not less than 75% of the set pressure
parallel to the unit battery (CB) with booster 5 The vessel is provided and may only be used with to ensure free and easy movement of internal
cables: connect the + pole of AB to the + pole of the required safety equipment such as parts.
CB, then connect the - pole of CB to the mass of manometer, overpressure control devices, safety
the unit. Disconnect in the reverse order. valve, etc. 9 The frequency of tests is influenced by factors
such as the severity of the operating environment
6 Draining of condensate shall be performed daily and aggressiveness of the pressurised medium.
when vessel is in use.
10 Soft seals and springs should be replaced as part
7 Installation, design and connections should not be of the maintenance procedure.
11 Do not paint or coat the installed safety valve.
8 Bolts of cover and flanges may not be used for
extra fixation.
9 (Pressure) vessel maintenance is to be performed
by Atlas Copco.

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Leading particulars

This symbol draws your attention to

dangerous situations. The operation
concerned may endanger persons and
cause injuries.

This symbol is followed by

supplementary information.

General view

The compressors type XAS 67 - XAS 130 and XAS

87 - XAS 175 are silenced, single-stage, oil-injected
screw compressors, built for a nominal effective
working pressure of 7 bar (102 psi) (see chapter
Technical specifications).
The compressor is equipped with a PE canopy.

The compressor is driven by a liquid-cooled diesel
The engine's power is transmitted to the compressor
through a heavy-duty coupling.

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Compressor element Cooling system Lifting eye
The compressor casing houses two screw-type rotors, The engine is provided with a liquid cooler and the A lifting eye is accessible when the small door at the
mounted on ball and roller bearings. The male rotor, compressor is provided with an oil cooler. top of the unit is unlocked.
driven by the engine, drives the female rotor. The The cooling air is generated by a fan, driven by the
element delivers pulsation-free air. Control panel
Injected oil is used for sealing, cooling and The control panel grouping the air pressure gauge,
lubricating purposes. Safety devices control switch etc., is placed in the center at the rear
A thermal shut-down switch protects the compressor end.
Compressor oil system
against overheating. The air receiver is provided with
Data plate
The oil is boosted by air pressure. The system has no a safety valve.
oil pump. The compressor is furnished with a data plate (D)
The engine is equipped with low oil pressure and high
showing the product code, the unit number and the
The oil is removed from the air, in the air/oil vessel coolant temperature shut-down switches. working pressure (see chapter Dataplate).
first by centrifugal force, secondly by the oil separator
element. Frame and axles Serial number
The compressor/engine unit is supported by rubber
Regulation The serial number is located on the right-hand front
buffers in the frame. The standard unit has an side of the frame.
The compressor is provided with a continuous adjustable towbar with support leg and one of the
pneumatic regulating system and a blow-down valve following towing eyes AC, DIN, ball, ITA, GB or
which is integrated in the unloader assembly. The NATO.
valve is closed during operation by outlet pressure of
The machine is equipped with a spillage-free frame.
the compressor element and opens by air receiver
pressure when the compressor is stopped. Bodywork
When air consumption increases, the air receiver The bodywork has openings at the shaped front and
pressure will decrease and vice versa. rear end for the intake and outlet of cooling air and a
This receiver pressure variation is sensed by the hood for maintenance and service operations. The
regulating valve which, by means of control air to the bodywork is internally lined with sound-absorbing
unloader and engine speed regulator, matches the air material.
output to the air consumption. The air receiver
pressure is maintained between the pre-selected
working pressure and the corresponding unloading

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Main Parts



(CH) (F)
(AF) (ET) (SL) (TB)
(OS) (FCeo)
(SV) (RAD)

(SR) (E)
(AR) (D) (DSe)
(UA) (FPco)
(RV) (S)
(AOV) (A)
(CE) (B)
(TS) (OFe)



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Reference Name Reference Name
A Alternator FU Fuel Pump
AF Air Filter M Muffler
AOV Air Outlet Valves OC Oil Cooler
AR Air Receiver OS Oil Separator
B Battery OFce Oil Filter (compressor element)
CE Compressor Element OFe Oil Filter (engine)
CH Coupling Housing RAD Radiator
CP Control Panel RV Regulating Valve
D Data Plate S Starting Motor
DPco Drain Plug (compressor oil) SL Support Leg
DPft Drain Plug Fuel Tank SN Serial Number
Dse Engine Oil Level Dipstick SR Speed Regulator
E Engine SV Safety Valve
EP Exhaust Pipe TB Towbar
ET Expansion Tank TS Temperature Switch
F Fan UA Unloader Assembly
FCeo Filler Cap (engine oil) VI Vacuum Indicator
FCft Filler Cap (fuel tank) VV Vacuator Valve
FFf Fuel Filter (final)
FFp Fuel Filter (primary)
FPco Filler Plug (compressor oil)
FT Fuel Tank

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(SV) (OC)
(AR) (F)
(SL) (CH)
(RV) (SR)
(CV) (UA)


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Reference Name Reference Name
AF Air Filter SL Scavenge Line
AOV Air Outlet Valves SR Speed Regulator
AR/OS Air Receiver / Oil Separator SV Safety Valve
BDV Blow Down Valve TS Temperature Switch
CE Compressor Element UA Unloader Assembly
CH Coupling Housing VI Vacuum Indicator
CV Check Valve
DP Drain Plug
EW Electrical Wiring
F Fan
FR Flow Restrictor
OC Oil Cooler
OF Oil Filter
OS Oil Separator
PG Pressure Gauge
RV Regulating Valve

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Air drawn through the airfilter (AF) into the

compressor element (CE) is compressed. At the
element outlet, compressed air and oil pass into the air
receiver/oil separator (AR/OS).
The check valve (CV) prevents blow-back of
compressed air when the compressor is stopped. In
the air receiver/oil separator (AR/OS), most of the oil
is removed from the air/oil mixture; the remaining oil
is removed by the separator element.
(AF) The oil collects in the receiver and on the bottom of
the separator element.
(OS) The air leaves the receiver via a flow restrictor (FR)
which prevents the receiver pressure from dropping
below the minimum working pressure (specified in
section Limitations), even when the air outlet valves
(AR) are open. This ensures adequate oil injection and
prevents oil consumption.
The system comprises of a temperature switch (TS)
(FR) and a working pressure gauge (PG).
A blow-down valve (BDV) is fitted in the unloader
assembly to automatically depressurise the air
receiver (AR) when the compressor is stopped.



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The lower part of the air receiver (AR) serves as an oil

Air pressure forces the oil from the air receiver/oil
separator (AR/OS) through the oil cooler (OC) and oil
filter (OF) to the compressor element (CE).
The compressor element has an oil gallery in the
bottom of its casing. The oil for rotor lubrication,
cooling and sealing is injected through holes in the
Lubrication of the bearings is ensured by oil injected
into the bearing housings.
(OF) The injected oil, mixed with the compressed air,
leaves the compressor element and re-enters the air
receiver, where it is separated from the air as
(AR) described in section Air flow. The oil that collects on
the bottom of the oil separator element is returned to
the system through a scavenging line (SL), which is
provided with a flow restrictor.
The oil filter by-pass valve opens when the pressure
drop over the filter is above normal because of a
clogged filter. The oil then by-passes the filter
without being filtered. For this reason, the oil filter
must be replaced at regular intervals (see section
Preventive maintenance schedule).
When cold start equipment is installed, a thermostatic
(CE) valve will bypass the compressor oil (oil will not pass
through oil cooler OC), until the working temperature
is reached.

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(RV) (SR)

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The compressor is provided with a continuous If the air consumption is less than the maximum air
pneumatic regulating system. This system is provided output, the regulating valve supplies control air to
with a blow-down valve, which is integrated in the unloader valve (UV) to reduce the air output and
unloader assembly. The valve is closed during holds air receiver pressure between the normal
operation by outlet pressure of the compressor working pressure and the corresponding unloading
element and opens by air receiver pressure when the pressure at approx. 1.5 bar (22 psi) above the normal
compressor is stopped. working pressure.
When the air consumption increases, the air receiver When the air consumption is resumed, the unloader
pressure will decrease and vice versa. This receiver valve (UV) gradually opens the air intake and the
pressure variation is sensed by the regulating valve speed regulator (SR) increases the engine speed.
which, by means of control air to the unloader,
The construction of the regulating valve (RV) is such
matches the air output to the air consumption. The air that any increase (decrease) of the air receiver
receiver pressure is maintained between the pre-
pressure above the pre-set valve opening pressure
selected working pressure and the corresponding
results in a proportional increase (decrease) of the
unloading pressure. control pressure to the unloading valve and the speed
When starting the compressor, the unloader valve regulator.
(UV) is kept open by spring force, the engine runs at Part of the control air is vented into the atmosphere,
maximum speed. The compressor element (CE) takes
and any condensate discharged, through the vent
in air and pressure builds up inside the receiver (AR).
The air output is controlled from maximum output
(100%) to no output (0%) by:
1. Speed control of the engine between maximum
load speed and unloading speed (the output of a
screw compressor is proportional to the rotating
2. Air inlet throttling.
If the air consumption is equal to or exceeds the
maximum air output, the engine speed is held at
maximum load speed and the unloading valve is fully

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Circuit diagram (standard) (9822 0991 30)
The compressor is equipped with a negative earthed system.



F2 3


d2 d2 d2 10A c2 1 c3
30A X1:1 V3

C3 30
V2 K6


b3 b3 87a



j2 j2 d2 d2 b3 a3 30

30 30 X1:3 b3
K2 K3 3

87 87 C3 b3 b3

3 1 5
b3 blue
K6 86
G2 N1


+ 2 6


b3 d3 b3 blue 4 K7 30 b3 b3 b3 b3 b3



b3 b3
X1:2 X1:6 X1:7 X1:8 X1:9
K2 86 K5 86 K7 86
85 85 85 H1 S5 H2

a3 b3

X1:5 X1:12 b3
S4 S3
M V1
E P1 +
K3 86 Y1
h P2
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b6 a6 a6 b6 b6 b6 b6 b6
a6 X1:10

b6 X1:11

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Reference Name Reference Name Wire size Colour code
E Glowplugs engine N1 Regulator aa = 0.5 mm2 1 = brown
F1 Circuit breaker P1 Hourmeter a = 1 mm2 2 = red
F2 Fuse P2 Electric fuel feed pump b = 1.5 mm2 3 = orange
G1 Battery (12V - 44 Ah) S1 Start switch c = 2.5 mm2 4 = yellow
G2 Charging alternator S3 Pressure switch (engine oil) d = 4 mm2 5 = green
H1 Lamp (engine alarm) S4 Temperature switch (engine e = 6 mm2 6 = blue
H2 Lamp (compressor temperature coolant) f = 10 mm2 7 = purple
alarm) S5 Temperature switch (compressor) g = 16 mm2 8 = grey
K0 Starter Solenoid V1 Free wheeling diode h = 25 mm2 9 = white
K2 Relay (starter protection) V2 Diode i = 35 mm2 0 = black
K3 Relay (glowplugs) V3 Diode j = 50 mm2
K5 Relay (engine alarm) V4 Diode
K6 Relay (temperature oil X1 Connector
compressor) Y1 Fuel solenoid
K7 Relay (engine pressure)
M1 Starter Motor

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Runlamp. Engine coolant.

Danger, outlet gases.

Airfilter. Use diesel fuel only.

Danger, hot surface.

2.7 bar
Compressor temperature too high. (39 psi)
Tyre pressure.

Electrocution hazard. Sound power level in accordance

Compressor oil level. with Directive 2000/14/EC (expressed
MIN. in dB (A)).
Atlas Copco mineral compressor oil.
Horizontal towbar position required in
Rotation direction.
case of coupling.

Atlas Copco synthetic compressor oil. Read the instruction manual before
Start engine.

Atlas Copco mineral engine oil.

Service every 24 hours. Preheating.

Atlas Copco synthetic engine oil.

Warning! Part under pressure. Circuit breaker.

Do not stand on outlet valves. Towing eye load.

Read the instruction manual before

working on the battery. Start-Stop indication of switch.

On / off button. Do not run the compressor with open

Service / maintenance information.

Hours, time. Lifting device.

Prohibition to open air valves without

connected hoses. Service.
Starting / stopping / service instructions.

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Operating instructions PARKING INSTRUCTIONS



Safety precautions

The operator is expected to apply all

relevant Safety precautions.

After the first 100 km travel: (1)
Check and retighten the wheel nuts and
towbar bolts to the specified torque. See
section Compressor / engine
Non-adjustable towbar with standard support leg Rear-end of compressor upwind
When parking a compressor, secure support leg (1) to Locate the rear-end of the compressor upwind away
When using a towing vehicle to support the compressor in a level position. from contaminated wind-streams and walls. Avoid
manoeuver the unit, take care that the recirculation of exhaust gas and warmed-up cooling
support leg is lifted maximally. Place the compressor as level as possible; however, it
air. This causes overheating and engine power
can be operated temporarily in an out-of-level
decrease. Do not obstruct air evacuation from the
position not exceeding 15°. If the compressor is
parked on sloping ground, immobilize the compressor cooling system. The compressor oil lifetime will be
shortened when the compressor inlet air is
by placing wheel chocks in front of or behind the

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Label on towbar, towing instructions Non-adjustable towbar with standard support leg When lifting the compressor, the hoist has to be
placed in such a way that the compressor, which must
Before towing the compressor, ensure For both non-adjustable - and adjustable towbar, the be placed level, is lifted vertically. Keep lifting
towbar should be as level as possible and the acceleration and retardation within safe limits.
that the towing equipment of the vehicle
matches the towing eye or ball compressor and towing eye end in a level position. The lifting eye should preferably be used after
connector, and ensure that the hood is Connect the breakaway cable to the vehicle. Secure opening the small door (1).
closed and locked properly. the support leg (1) in the highest possible position. Lifting acceleration and retardation
must be kept within safe limits (max.
Helicopter lifting is not allowed.
Lifting is not allowed when the unit is
To prevent air from flowing back from the tool to the
air vessel, a non-return valve can be installed between
the air outlet valve and the tool air supply hose.

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(with adjustable towbar)
• Remove spring pin (1). The compressor is fitted with a leak-proof
• Release locking nut (2). undercarriage in order to protect the environment.
Any leaking fluid is collected in case of malfunctions.
• Adjust required height of the towbar.
600 mm
This fluid can be removed via outlets, normally
• Tighten locking nut (2) by hand. secured by caps.
(2) • Secondly tighten locking nut (2) using an Tighten the caps firmly and check for leakages.
extension tube (3) and handforce of 45 N/ 100 lbf.
Please observe the locally applicable environmental
(1) • Fix locking nut (2) with spring pin (1). regulations when removing the leaked liquid.


• Height adjustment should be undertaken on

levelled ground and in coupled condition.
• When readjusting, make sure that the front point
Before towing the compressor, make of the towbar is horizontal with the coupling
sure that the joints of the towbar are point.
secured with maximum strength without
• Before starting a trip, ensure that the adjustment
damaging the towbar. Be sure that there
shaft is secure, so that stability and safety is
is no clearance between the teeth of the
guaranteed while driving. If necessary, tighten the
locking nut (2). See above.

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Open coupling jaw by pulling the lever vigorously
upwards in the direction of the arrow. Lower the
opened coupling onto the ball of the vehicle coupling
and the lever will automatically be lowered. Closing
and locking are carried out automatically. Check the
"+" (see figure) position!
Connect the breakaway cable and electrical plug
(option) to the towing vehicle. Raise the support leg
up fully and secure by firmly clamping it. Release
parking brake before setting off.
Visual check: the ball should no longer be visible
in coupled condition.

The handle of the ball coupling and the
handbrake lever may never be used as a Lower the support leg. Disconnect breakaway cable
manoeuvring aid; internal components and electrical plug. Pull the lever vigorously upwards
may get damaged! in the direction of the arrow and hold. Lift the
compressor off the ball of the towing vehicle.
The coupling (ball coupling) on the tow bar is type Secure the compressor by means of a wheel chock.
approved. The maximum load at the coupling may not
be exceeded.
When coupling lower the support leg to the ground.
Reverse the car up to the compressor or, in the case of
a small compressor, manoeuvre the compressor up to
the car's trailer coupling.

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1. Before initial start-up, prepare battery for 5. Check that the fuel tank contains sufficient fuel.
operation if not already done. See section Top up, if necessary. Consult the engine operation
Recharging a battery. manual for the type of fuel. For priming the
engine, the fuel must be electrically pumped up by
2. With the compressor standing level, check the
level of the engine oil. Add oil, if necessary, up to holding the start switch in the "preheat" position,
for max. 20 seconds. If necessary, return to "0"
the upper mark on the dipstick. Also check the
position and repeat. See further starting
engine coolant level. Consult the Engine
Operation Manual for the type of coolant and type instructions.
and viscosity grade of the engine oil. 6. Drain any water and sediment from the fuel filters
3. Check the level of the compressor oil. Add oil if until clean fuel flows from the drain cock.
necessary, until the oil level reaches the thread of 7. Drain leaking fluid from the frame.
the filling neck. 8. Press vacuator valves (VV) of the air filter to
Before removing oil filler plug (FP), remove dust.
ensure that pressure is released by 9. Check the air filter vacuum indicators (VI). If the
opening an air outlet valve (AOV). yellow piston reaches the red marked service
range, replace the filter element. Reset the
4. Check that the coolant level is within min. and indicator by pushing the reset button.
max. level indicated on the radiator expansion
tank (RET). If necessary top up with coolant 10. Open air outlet valve to allow air flow to the
according to section Topping up of coolant. atmosphere.

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The control panel indicates receiver

(P1) (PG) (H2) (F1) (S1) pressure (PG) and accumulated
operating hours (P1).

Before starting, open the air outlet valve(s) (see

section Compressor regulating system, AOV) and
push circuit breaker button (F1) once (open hood
first). Circuit breaker button should now be in
position B.

(H1) (0) (1) (2) (3)

Reference Name
P1 Hour meter
F1 Circuit breaker button
PG Working pressure gauge
H1 General alarm lamp (red)
H2 Temperature alarm lamp (red)
S1 Start switch with pre-heating position
The circuit breaker button is a
protection against unintended starting
of the compressor.

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Starting procedure DURING OPERATION

When the engine is running, the air

outlet valves (ball valves) must always be
in a fully opened or fully closed position.

The hood must be closed during

20 sec operation and may be opened for short
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 periods only.

Be aware not to touch hot parts when the

1. Open air outlet valve. 6. The start switch automatically springs back to hood is open.
position 1.
2. Press circuit breaker F1.
Lamp H2 will only come on when the compressor
3. Turn start switch S1 clockwise to position 1, lamp
outlet temperature is too high. Regularly carry out following checks:
H2 (temperature alarm lamp) will go on.
7. Close the air outlet valve(s) (AOV). 1. Ensure that the regulating valve (RV) is correctly
4. To preheat turn the start switch S1 clockwise to
position 2 for 20 sec (also to allow the fuel pump adjusted, i.e. starts decreasing the engine speed
priming). when reaching the preset working pressure in the
5. Turn start switch S1 further clockwise into
position 3. 2. Check the air filter vacuum indicators (VI). If the
yellow piston reaches the red marked service
The general alarm lamp H1 will go on. range, replace the filter element. Reset the
The starter motor will set the engine in motion. indicators by pushing the reset button.
The maximum allowed starter time, where the
starter motor is running continuously, is 20
If the engine does not catch, a new attempt can be
made after waiting 30 seconds.
General alarm lamp H1 will go out as soon as the
engine has been started.

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The working pressure is determined by the tension of X Y Z1 - Z2
the spring in the regulating valve (RV). This tension (pressure at (pressure at
can be increased to raise the pressure and decreased unload) load)
by turning the adjusting wheel clockwise and anti-
clockwise respectively. Factory settings bar(e) 7.7 6.5 7.5 - 7.9
To adjust the normal working pressure, proceed as psi 111.7 94.3 108.8 - 114.6
follows: Settings for working pressure of bar(e) 8.3 7 8.1 - 8.5
Be aware not to touch hot parts when the 7 bar
psi 120.4 101.5 117.5 - 123.3
hood is open.

1. Start and warm up the engine (see section The unit can work at 6.5 bar with 3 tools simultaneously at Ta 45°C, which is not possible at
Starting / Stopping). 7 bar. Therefore the factory setting of the unit is 6.5 bar.
2. With the outlet valves (AOV) closed, pull out the An outlet pressure of 6.5 bar is sufficient to reach a 6 bar working pressure at the point of use.
knob, adjust the regulating valve (RV) until a
pressure of X bar(e) is reached (see table).
3. Check the minimum speed of the engine. Adjust
minimum speed stop screw if necessary.
4. Open an outlet valve (AOV) sufficiently to let the
engine (E) run at maximum speed. The working
pressure must be Y bar(e) (see table); adjust if
necessary with regulating valve (RV).
5. Check the engine maximum speed. Adjust the
maximum speed by means of adjustable eccentric
nut on top of speed regulator (SR).
6. Close the outlet valves (AOV), check that the
pressure is between Z1 and Z2 bar(e) (see table).
Lock the regulating valve (RV) by pushing the
knob down.

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• A fault involving the engine, either oil pressure

(F1) (too low), coolant temperature (too high), will
A always and immediately cause the engine to cut
3 min out and the alarm lamp H1 will light up. By doing
B some simple checks, the cause of the engine
failure can be determined: low oil level, clogged-
1 2 3 4 up cooler.
• Alarm lamp H2 will light up. The alarm lamp will
1. Close the air outlet valves (AOV). stay on, until the compressor has been restarted
(start switch to position 3), or the contact is turned
2. Run unloaded for 3 minutes. off (start switch to position 0; also when, due to
3. Turn the start switch S1 counterclockwise (CCW) cooling off, the thermocontact has closed again (=
to position 0. memory function).

Be aware not to touch hot parts when the

hood is open.
Do not open the air outlet valve when
4. Push the circuit breaker button (F1) once (open machine is shut down. Remaining air
hood first). Circuit breaker button should now be inside the vessel will automatically be
in position A. evacuated via a blow down valve!
If pressure is released from the vessel too
quickly, oil will start creating foam. This
foam could reach the oil separator
element resulting in oil carry over.
Failures caused by incorrectly shutting
down the compressor will not be covered
by warranty!

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Unauthorised modifications can result in
injuries or machine damage. The schedule contains a summary of the maintenance Service Paks include all genuine parts needed for
instructions. Read the respective section before taking normal maintenance of both compressor and engine.
maintenance measures. Service Paks minimize downtime and keep your
Always keep the machine tidy to prevent
fire hazard. When servicing, replace all disengaged packings, e.g. maintenance budget low.
gaskets, O-rings, washers. Order Service Paks at your local Atlas Copco dealer.
For engine maintenance refer to Engine Operation
Poor maintenance can void any
warranty claims.
The maintenance schedule has to be seen as a
guideline for units operating in a dusty environment
typical for compressor applications. Maintenance
schedule can be adapted depending on application
environment and quality of maintenance.


To determine the maintenance intervals, use service hours, or calendar time, whichever occurs first.
Maintenance schedule (running hrs) Daily 50 hrs after initial Every Yearly or Yearly
start-up 250 hrs every 500 hrs
Service parts 2913 3112 00 2912 6406 05 2912 6407 06
Oil filter engine PAK PAK
For the most important subassemblies, Atlas Copco has developed service kits that combine all wear parts. These service kits offer you the benefits of genuine parts,
save administration costs and are offered at a reduced price, compared to individual components. Refer to the parts list for more information on the contents of the
service kits.
Drain water from fuel filter x
Drain condensate and water from spillage-free frame or catch basin x
Empty air filter vacuator valves x
Check engine oil level (if necessary top up) x
Check compressor oil level (if necessary top up) x
(to be continued on page 38)

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Maintenance schedule (running hrs) Daily 50 hrs after initial Every Yearly or Yearly
(continuation of page 37) start-up 250 hrs every 500 hrs
Check coolant level x
Check/Fill fuel level (3) x
Check air intake vacuum indicators x
Check on abnormal noise x
Check for leaks in engine-, compressor-, air-, oil-, or fuel system x x
Check torque on critical bolt connections x x
Hoses and clamps - Inspect/Replace x x
Change engine oil (2) x x x
Replace engine oil filter (2) x x x
Check electrical connections x x
Check electrical system cables for wear x x
Clean radiator (1) x x
Drain/Clean fuel tank water and sediments (1) x x
Replace fuel (pre)filters (6) x x
Clean oil cooler(s) (1) x x
Inspection by Atlas Copco service technician x x
Inspect/Adjust alternator belt x
Replace alternator belt x
Check functioning of regulating valve x
Check engine (minimum and maximum) speed x
Replace compressor oil filter(s) (5) x
Clean flow restrictor in oil scavenge line x
Grease hinges x
Check/Test glow plugs x
Replace bleed-off valve unloader x
Check rubber flexibles (10) x
(to be continued on page 39)

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Maintenance schedule (running hrs) Daily 50 hrs after initial Every Yearly or Yearly
(continuation of page 38) start-up 250 hrs every 500 hrs
Change compressor oil (1) (7) x
Analyse coolant (4) (8) x
Replace air filter element (1) x
Check condition of heat blanket (if necessary replace) (if equipped) x
Adjust engine inlet and outlet valves (2) every 750 hrs
Replace oil separator element x
Check electrolyte level and terminals of battery x
Test safety valve (9) x

1. More frequently when operating in a dusty environment. For engine maintenance after 800
2. Refer to engine operation manual. running hours or more, we refer to the
engine operation manual.
3. After a day’s work.
4. Yearly is only valid when using PARCOOL. Change coolant every 5 years. Keep the bolts of the housing, the lifting
5. Use Atlas Copco oil filters, with by-pass valve as specified in the parts list. eye, the towbar and the axle securely
6. Gummed or clogged filters means fuel starvation and reduced engine performance.
Refer to section Technical specifications
7. See section Oil specifications. and section Height adjustment for the
8. The following part numbers can be ordered from Atlas Copco to check on inhibitors and freezing torque values.
• 2913 0028 00 : refractometer
• 2913 0029 00 : pH meter
9. See section Safety valve.
10. Replace all rubber flexibles every 6 years, according to DIN 20066.
For other specific engine and alternator requirements refer to specific manuals.

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Maintenance schedule (km) Daily 50 km after initial Every 500 km Every 2000 km Yearly
To determine the maintenance intervals, use mileage indication in km or calender time, whichever occurs first.
Check towbar x x x x
Check coupling head x x x
Check height of adjusting facility x x
Check tyre pressure x x x
Check torque of wheel nuts x x x
Grease coupling head and towbar bearings x x x
Check/Adjust lateral play of wheel bearing (conventional bearing) x x
Check tyres for uneven wear x x
Grease sliding points on height adjusting parts x x
Check safety cable for damage x x
Lubricate torsion bar axle trailing arm x x
Check hub cap for firm seating x x
Change wheel hub bearing grease x

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It is strongly recommended to use Atlas PAROIL from Atlas Copco is the ONLY oil tested PAROIL releases excess heat efficiently, whilst
Copco branded lubrication oils for both and approved for use in all engines built into Atlas maintaining excellent bore-polish protection to limit
compressor and engine. If you want to Copco compressors and generators. oil consumption.
use another brand of oil, consult Atlas Extensive laboratory and field endurance tests on PAROIL has an excellent Total Base Number (TBN)
Copco. Atlas Copco equipment have proven PAROIL to retention and more alkalinity to control acid
match all lubrication demands in varied conditions. It formation.
High-quality, mineral, hydraulic or synthesized meets stringent quality control specifications to
hydrocarbon oil with rust and oxidation inhibitors and ensure your equipment will run smoothly and PAROIL prevents Soot build-up.
anti-foam and anti-wear properties is recommended. reliably. PAROIL is optimized for the latest low emission
The viscosity grade should correspond to the ambient The quality lubricant additives in PAROIL allow for EURO -3 & -2, EPA TIER II & III engines running on
temperature and ISO 3448, as follows: extended oil change intervals without any loss in low sulphur diesel for lower oil and fuel consumption.
performance or longevity. PAROIL E xtra is a Synthetic ultra high performance
Never mix synthetic with mineral oil. PAROIL provides wear protection under extreme diesel engine oil with a high viscosity- index. Atlas
conditions. Powerful oxidation resistance, high Copco PAROIL E xtra is designed to provide
Remark: excellent lubrication from start-up at temperatures
chemical stability and rust- inhibiting additives help
When changing from mineral to reduce corrosion, even within engines left idle for as low as -25°C (-13°F).
synthetic oil (or the other way around), extended periods. PAROIL E is a mineral based high performance
you will need to do an extra rinse: PAROIL contains high quality anti-oxidants to diesel engine oil with a high viscosity- index. Atlas
After a complete change over to control deposits, sludge and contaminants that tend to Copco PAROIL E is designed to provide a high level
synthetic oil, run the unit for a few build up under very high temperatures. of performance and protection under ‘standard’
minutes to allow proper and complete ambient conditions from -10°C (14°F) onward.
PAROIL’s detergent additives keep sludge forming
circulation of the synthetic oil. particles in a fine suspension, instead of allowing
Then drain the synthetic oil again and them to clog your filter and accumulate in the valve/
fill again with new synthetic oil. To set rocker cover area.
correct oil levels, follow the normal

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Mineral compressor oil PAROIL M

Liter US gal Order number
50° C 122° F can 5 1.3 1615 5947 00
40° C 104° F can 20 5.3 1615 5948 00
30° C 86° F barrel 210 55.2 1615 5949 00



20° C 68° F
Synthetic compressor oil PAROIL S
10° C 50° F
Liter US gal Order number
-0° C 32° F
can 5 1.3 1615 5950 01
-10° C 14° F
can 20 5.3 1615 5951 01
-20° C -4° F
barrel 210 55.2 1615 5952 01
-30° C -22° F
container 1000 265 1604 7422 00
-40° C -40° F

Choose your compressor oil based on the ambient

temperatures in the actual operating area.

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Mineral engine oil PAROIL E

Liter US gal Order number
50° C 122° F can 5 1.3 1615 5953 00
40° C 104° F can 20 5.3 1615 5954 00
30° C 86° F barrel 210 55.2 1615 5955 00


20° C 68° F
Synthetic engine oil PAROIL E xtra
10° C 50° F
Liter US gal Order number
-0° C 32° F
can 5 1.3 1604 6060 00
-10° C 14° F
can 20 5.3 1604 6059 00
-20° C -4° F

-30° C -22° F

-40° C -40° F

Choose your engine oil based on the ambient

temperatures in the actual operating area.

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Check the compressor oil level daily, after running

Never mix oils of different brands or the compressor.
Use only non-toxic oils where there is a The compressor oil level needs to be
risk of inhaling delivered air. checked with the compressor in an
horizontal position after running the
compressor to warm up so that the
thermostatic valve is open.
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1. Stop the compressor with closed air outlet valve

Also consult the Engine Operation Manual for the oil (3) and let it rest for a short period, to allow the
specifications, viscosity recommendations and oil system to relief pressure inside the vessel and
change intervals. settle down the oil.
For intervals, see Preventive maintenance schedule. 2. Depending on the level indicator, check the oil
Check engine oil level in accordance to the (3) level via:
instructions in the Engine Operation Manual and if • the pointer of the oil level gauge (1). The
necessary, top up with oil. pointer must register in the green area.
• the oil filler plug. The level must be between
the two markings as indicated in the label (1)
on the oil vessel.
3. If the oil level is too low, add oil via the oil filler
plug (2)
Before removing the oil filler plug,
ensure that the pressure is released by
opening the air outlet valve (3) and
checking the vessel pressure on the
controller or the pressure gauge.
4. Top up with oil until:
• the pointer of the oil level gauge is in the upper
part of the green area
• the oil level is at the upper level as indicated on
the label
5. Reinstall and tighten the filler plug.

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1. Depending on the level indicator, check the oil

level via:
• the pointer of the oil level gauge (1). The
pointer must register in the green area.
• the oil filler plug. The level must be between
the two markings as indicated in the label (1)
on the oil vessel.
2. If the oil level is too low, remove the oil filler plug
(2) and check if there is still oil in the vessel
• No oil in the vessel: Top up the compressor
with oil until the pointer of the oil level gauge
is in the upper part of the green area or the oil
level is at the upper level as indicated on the
label and follow the steps as described above
in Daily check.
• Oil in the vessel: Start up the unit to warm up
and give time for the thermostatic valve to
open. Stop the compressor with closed outlet
valve (3) and follow the steps described above
in Daily check.

At temperatures below 0°C, you have to

load the compressor to be sure that the
compressor thermostat will be open.

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ENGINE OIL AND OIL FILTER CHANGE 4. Clean the filter seat on the manifold, taking care
that no dirt drops into the system. Oil the gasket of
See section Preventive maintenance schedule. (2) the new filter element. Screw it into place until the
gasket contacts its seat, then tighten one half turn
CHANGE 5. Fill the air receiver until the oil level reaches the
thread. Take care that no dirt drops into the
The quality and the temperature of the oil determine system. Reinstall and tighten the filler plug (3).
the oil change interval. 6. Run the unit unloaded for a few minutes to
The prescribed interval is based on normal operating circulate the oil and evacuate the air trapped in the
conditions and an oil temperature of up to 100°C oil system.
(212°F) (see section Preventive maintenance (3)
(1) 7. Stop the compressor. Let the oil settle for a few
schedule). minutes. Check that the pressure is released by
The prescribed interval for compressor opening an air outlet valve (4). Unscrew filler
oil change is not to be exceeded in any plug (3) and add oil until the oil level reaches the
case. When the oil exchange interval is thread. Reinstall and tighten the filler plug.
exceeded, this could lead to serious
damage to the compressor. (4) (5) Never add more oil. Overfilling results in
oil consumption.
In case the compressor oil lifetime has
been exceeded please consult the Atlas 1. Run the compressor until warm. Close the outlet
Copco Customer Center for appropriate valve(s) (4) and stop the compressor. Wait until
cleaning and flushing instructions. the pressure is released through the automatic
blow-down valve. Unscrew the oil filler plug (3)
When operating in high ambient temperatures, in very by a single turn. This uncovers a vent hole, which
dusty or high humidity conditions, it is recommended permits any pressure in the system to escape.
to change the oil more frequently.
2. Drain the compressor oil by removing all relevant
drain plugs (1) (5). Drain plugs are fitted on the air
In this case, contact Atlas Copco. receiver and compressor element. Catch the oil in
a drain pan. Unscrew the filler plug to speed up
draining. After draining, reposition and tighten the
drain plugs.
3. Remove the oil filter (2), e.g. by means of a
special tool. Catch the oil in a drain pan.

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Not respecting compressor oil changing 4. Check the interior of the oil vessel (see pictures).
intervals in accordance with the If varnish deposits are discovered, contact Atlas
maintenance schedule, can lead to Copco Service dept. and do not continue.
serious problems, including fire hazard! 5. Put in a new oil separator, screw on new
The manufacturer does not accept any compressor oil filter(s) and close the oil vessel
liability for damage arising from not according to the instructions.
following the maintenance schedule or
not using genuine parts. 6. Fill the oil vessel with the minimum amount of
replacement oil, run the compressor under light
To avoid problems when changing over to a new type load conditions for 30 minutes.
of oil a special Compressor Oil Flushing Procedure 7. Thoroughly drain the system when the oil is
has to be followed. The procedure is only valid when warm, leaving as little oil in the system as
the replaced oil has not exceeded its lifetime. For possible, especially in dead areas, if possible blow
more information consult Atlas Copco Service dept. Vessel cover
out remaining oil by pressurising the oil. contaminated clean
Aged oil can be recognized best by using an oil 8. Fill the system with the final oil charge.
sampling analysis program. Indicators for aged oil are
strong smell, or contamination such as sludge and 9. Run the compressor under light load conditions
varnish inside the oil vessel and oil stop valve or a for 15 minutes and check for leakage.
brownish colour of the oil. 10. Check the oil level and top up if necessary.
Whenever aged oil is discovered, eg. when changing 11. Collect all waste lubricant used during the
the oil separator, contact Atlas Copco Service dept. to flushing process and dispose of it in accordance
have your compressor cleaned and flushed. with the applicable procedures for managing
1. First thoroughly drain the system when the oil is waste lubricant.
warm, leaving as little oil in the system as
possible, especially in dead areas, if possible blow
out remaining oil by pressurising the oil system.
Check the instruction manual for detailed Vessel
description. contaminated clean
2. Remove the compressor oil filter(s).
3. Open the oil vessel and remove the oil separator PAROIL M PAROIL S
PAROIL M draining * flushing
Instructions on replacing the oil
separator element are available from PAROIL S draining ** draining *
Atlas Copco Service dept. * When changing over to the same oil within the oil changing interval, draining is sufficient
** Change over not recommended

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Never remove the cooling system filler PARCOOL EG is the only coolant that has been Because PARCOOL EG inhibits corrosion, deposit
cap while coolant is hot. tested and approved by all manufacturers of formation is minimized. This effectively eliminates
engines currently used in Atlas Copco flow restriction problems through the engine coolant
The system may be under pressure. compressors and generators. ducts and the radiator, minimizing the risk of engine
Remove the cap slowly and only when overheating and possible failure.
coolant is at ambient temperature. A Atlas Copco's PARCOOL EG extended life coolant is
sudden release of pressure from a heated the new range of organic coolants purpose-designed It reduces water pump seal wear and has excellent
cooling system can result in personal to meet the needs of modern engines. PARCOOL EG stability when subjected to sustained high operating
injury from the splash of hot coolant. can help prevent leaks caused by corrosion. temperatures.
PARCOOL EG is also fully compatible with all
PARCOOL EG is free of nitride and amines to protect
sealants and gasket types developed to join different
It is strongly recommended to use Atlas your health and the environment. Longer service life
materials used within an engine. reduces the amount of coolant produced and disposal
Copco branded coolant.
PARCOOL EG is a ready to use Ethylene Glycol requirements, which limits environmental impact.
The use of the correct coolant is important for proper based coolant, premixed in an optimum 50/50
heat transfer and protection of liquid-cooled engines. dilution ratio, for antifreeze protection guaranteed to
Coolants used in these engines must be mixtures of -40°C (-40°F).
good quality water (distilled or de-ionised), special
coolant additives and anti-freeze, if required. Coolant
that is not to manufacturer's specification will result Coolant PARCOOL EG
in mechanical damage of the engine.
Liter US gal Order number
The freezing point of the coolant must be lower than
the freezing point that can occur in the area. The can 5 1.3 1604 5308 00
difference must be at least 5°C (9°F). If the coolant can 20 5.3 1604 5307 01
freezes, it may crack the cylinder block, radiator or
coolant pump. barrel 210 55.2 1604 5306 00
Consult the engine's operation manual and follow the To ensure protection against corrosion, cavitation and formation of deposits, the concentration of the additives
manufacturer's directions. in the coolant must be kept to certain limits, as stated by the manufacturer's guidelines. Topping up the coolant
with water only, changes the concentration and is therefore not allowed.
Never mix different coolants and mix the
coolant components outside the cooling Liquid-cooled engines are factory-filled with this type of coolant mixture.

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Never remove the cooling system filler • Mixtures exceeding a 68 vol.% mix ratio in water Drain
cap while coolant is hot. are not recommended, as this will lead to high
engine operating temperatures. • Completely drain the entire cooling system.
The system may be under pressure.
Remove the cap slowly and only when • A refractometer can be ordered from Atlas Copco • Used coolant must be disposed of or recycled in
coolant is at ambient temperature. A with part number 2913 0028 00. accordance with legislation and local regulations.
sudden release of pressure from a heated
cooling system can result in personal In case of a mix of different coolant Flush
injury from the splash of hot coolant. products this type of measuring might • Flush twice with clean water. Used coolant must
provide incorrect values. be disposed or recycled in accordance with laws
In order to guarantee the lifetime and quality of the and local regulations.
product, thus optimising engine protection, regular • Determine the amount of PARCOOL EG
coolant-condition-analysis is recommended. COOLANT LEVEL required, see Technical specifications, and pour
The quality of the product can be determined by three it into the radiator top tank.
parameters: • Check coolant level (see section Maintenance • It should be clearly understood that proper
schedule compressor). cleaning reduces contamination risks.
Visual check • Low coolant level can lead to engine overheating, • In case of "other" coolant residues inside the
• Verify the appearance of the coolant with regard to and will eventually result in permanent engine system, the coolant with the lowest properties
its colour and make sure that no loose particles are damage. influences the quality of the ‘mixed’ coolant.
floating around.
pH measurement
TOPPING UP OF COOLANT • To assure proper operation and the release of
• Check the pH value of the coolant using a pH- trapped air, run the engine until normal engine
measuring device. • Verify whether the engine cooling system is in a operation temperature is reached. Turn off the
• The pH-meter can be ordered from Atlas Copco good condition (no leaks, clean,...). engine and allow to cool.
with part number 2913 0029 00. • Check the condition of the coolant. • Recheck coolant level and add coolant mixture if
• Typical value for EG = 8.6. necessary.
• If the condition of the coolant is no longer up to
• If the pH-level is below 7 or above 9.5, the coolant standard, the complete coolant should be replaced
Caution: do not top up when the engine
should be replaced. (see section Replacing the coolant).
is hot.
• Always top-up with PARCOOL EG.
Glycol concentration measurement
• Topping up the coolant with water only, changes
• To optimise the unique engine protection features the concentration of additives and is therefore not
of the PARCOOL EG, the concentration of the allowed.
Glycol in the water should always be above 33

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Steam cleaning in combination with a cleansing agent

Observe all relevant environmental and
may be applied.
safety precautions.
To avoid damaging the coolers, angle
The fuel tank can be easily cleaned by taking it out of between jet and coolers should be
the frame. approx. 90 °.
There is no need to loosen the side panel.
Protect the electrical and controlling
Never leave spilled liquids such as fuel, equipment, air filters, etc. against
oil, water and cleansing agents in or penetration of moisture.
around the compressor.
Close the service door(s).
Refill the fuel tank with clean fuel.
Never leave spilled liquids such as fuel,
oil, water and cleansing agents in or
around the compressor.
Optimal cleaning of the HardHat can be achieved by
high pressure cleaning in combination with liquid
Keep the coolers clean to maintain the cooling
Do not use water with a temperature efficiency.
>50°C (122°F). The fan side surface of the compressor oil cooler and
engine coolant cooler is accessible by removing the
fan cowl upper part.
The opposite surface of the compressor oil cooler and
engine coolant cooler is accessible by removing the
center part of the front baffles.
Remove any dirt from the coolers with a
fibre brush. Never use a wire brush or
metal objects.

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Before handling batteries, read the • Take out the battery. The amount of water evaporating from batteries is
largely dependant on the operating conditions, i.e.
relevant safety precautions and act • Battery and electrolyte must be at an equal
accordingly. temperature above 10°C (50°F). temperatures, number of starts, running time between
start and stop, etc...
If the battery is still dry, it must be activated as • Remove cover and/or plug from each cell.
described in section Activating a dry-charged If a battery starts to need excessive make-up water,
• Fill each cell with electrolyte until the level this points to overcharging. Most common causes are
reaches 10 mm (0.4 in) to 15 mm (0.6 in) above high temperatures or a too high voltage regulator
The battery must be in operation within 2 months the plates, or to the level marked on the battery. setting.
from being activated; if not, it needs to be recharged
first. • Rock the battery a few times so that possible air If a battery does not need any make-up water at all
bubbles can escape; wait 10 minutes and check the over a considerable time of operation, an
level in each cell once more; if required, add undercharged battery condition may be caused by
electrolyte. poor cable connections or a too low voltage regulator
ELECTROLYTE • Refit plugs and/or cover. setting.
• Place the battery in the compressor.
Read the safety instructions carefully.

Electrolyte in batteries is a sulphuric acid solution in RECHARGING A BATTERY

distilled water.
Before and after charging a battery, always check the
The solution must be made up before being electrolyte level in each cell; if required, top up with
introduced into the battery. distilled water only. When charging batteries, each
Always pour the sulphuric acid carefully cell must be open, i.e. plugs and/or cover removed.
into the distilled water; never pour the Use a commercial automatic battery
water into the acid. charger in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Preferably use the slow charging method and adjust
the charge current according to the following rule of
thumb: battery capacity in Ah divided by 20 gives
safe charging current in Amp.

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• Keep the battery clean and dry. A Service Pak is a collection of parts to be used for a When a compressor element is due for overhaul, it
specific maintenance measure. needs to be done by Atlas Copco. This guarantees the
• Keep the electrolyte level at 10 to 15 mm above
the plates or at the indicated level; top up with It guarantees that all necessary parts are replaced at use of genuine parts and correct tools with care and
distilled water only. Never overfill, as this will the same time keeping down time to a minimum.
cause poor performance and excessive corrosion. The order number of the Service Paks are listed in the
• Record the quantity of distilled water added. Atlas Copco Parts List (ASL).
• Keep the terminals and clamps tight, clean, and
lightely covered in petroleum jelly. The manufacturer does not accept any liability for any
• Carry out periodic condition tests. Test intervals SERVICE KITS damage arising from the use of non-original parts and
of 1 to 3 months, depending on climate and for modifications, additions or conversions made
operating conditions, are recommended. A Service Kit is a collection of parts to fit a specific without the manufacturer’s written approval.
repair or rebuilding task.
If doubtful conditions are noticed or malfunctions
arise, keep in mind that the cause may be in the It guarantees that all necessary parts are replaced at
electical system, e.g.loose terminals, voltage the same time, which improves the uptime of the unit.
regulator maladjusted, poor performance of The order numbers of the Service Kits are listed in the
compressor, etc... Atlas Copco Parts List (ASL).


Run the compressor regularly, e.g. twice a week, until

Load and unload the compressor a few times to
operate the unloading and regulating components.
Close the air outlet valves after stopping.
If the compressor is going to be stored
without running regularly, protective
measures must be taken.
Contact Atlas Copco for correct

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1. Release the snap clips (1) and remove the dust trap
The Atlas Copco air filters are specially (2). Clean the trap.
designed for the application. The use of
non-original air filters may lead to 2. Remove the element (3) from the housing (4).
severe damage of engine and/or 3. Reassemble in reverse order of dismantling. Make
compressor element. sure the vacuator valve (5) points down.
Never run the compressor without air 4. Inspect and tighten all air intake connections.
filter element.
5. Reset the vacuum indicator (6).
The filter element must be cleaned or
replaced when the yellow indicator (8)
has reached the bottom of the vacuum
(5)(2) (3) (4) (7) indicator.
(8) New elements must also be inspected for tears or
punctures before installation.

1. Snap clips 5. Vacuator valve Discard the element (3) when damaged.
2. Dust trap cover 6. Vacuum indicator
3. Filter element 7. Reset button
4. Filter housing 8. Yellow indicator


To remove dust from the dust trap squeeze the

vacuator valve (5) several times.

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The air receiver is tested according to official All adjustments or repairs are to be done
standards. Carry out regular inspections in conformity by an authorized representative of the
with local regulations. valve supplier.

Following checks must be carried out:

• a check of the opening of the lifting gear, twice a
year. This can be done by screwing the cap of the
valve anti-clockwise.
• an annual check of the set pressure according to
local regulations. This check cannot be done on
the machine and must be carried out on a proper
test bench.

Replacing the filter element

1. Unscrew the filter element (1) from the adapter
2. Clean the adapter head sealing surface. Lightly oil
the gasket of the new element and screw the latter
onto the header until the gasket is properly seated,
then tighten with both hands.
3. Check for fuel leaks once the engine has been

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Tapered type hub cap Greasing bearing race Cylindrical hub cap shape

Taper roller bearings and deep groove ball Fill the hub caps to 3/4 full with grease. Compact bearings
Fit wheel hubs, adjust the bearing play and fit the hub Compact bearings are recognizable by cylindrical hub
Axles fitted with taper roller bearings are caps. cap shape, see Figure.
recognizable by a tapered type hub cap, see Figure.
Compact bearings are maintenance-free due to
Remove wheels and wheel hubs. permanent lubrication and are designed for high
Mark dismounted wheel hubs and bearing races so
that their identity is not mistaken during reassembly. Therefore, there is no grease change or regreasing
Clean wheel hubs thoroughly inside and outside.
Remove old grease totally.
Clean taper roller bearings and seals (using diesel oil)
and check for reuseability.
Work BPW special longlife grease ECO_Li 91 into
the cavities between the taper roller and cage. Smear
grease into the hub's outer bearing race.

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Conventional taper roller bearings

Taper roller bearings are recognisable by the conical
profile of the hub cap.
• Lever off hub cap. Remove split pin from axle nut
and tighten so that rotation of the wheel is slightly
• Turn back the axle nut to the next possible split pin
hole, by a maximum of 30 degrees.
• Insert split pin and bend ends slightly outwards.
• Check wheel rotation, fit hub cap.

Bearing play Important:

Jack up the compressor, release brakes. The grease in the hub cap and bearing must not be
contaminated with dirt during this job! When changing a tyre, please observe that the arrow
Turn wheels manually and rock. on the tyre in top position points in the driving
If any bearing play is noticeable, report. direction (towards the towbar).

Compact bearings
Compact bearings are recognizable by their
cylindrical hub cap shape.

If noticeable bearing play is felt, the

compact bearings should be replaced.

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Wheel bolts tightening Check the coupling head fastenings Height adjustment

After the first run, likewise after each Check coupling head Check height adjustment facility
wheel change. Check coupling head for wear and correct operation. After every adjustment the clamping nuts must be
tightened and secured with the spring elements.
Tighten wheel bolts crosswise using a torque wrench Check the wear indicator (use within the "+" range
and tightening torque in compliance with the only). Tightening torque:
Technical specifications. Check the coupling head fastenings (see arrows, M 24 = 250 - 350 Nm
Figure) at regular intervals for firm seating. M 32 = 350 - 400 Nm
Check tight fit of the clamping nuts and correct
positioning of the adjustment facility.
See also Height adjustment.

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Lubrication coupling head Heigth adjusting device

Lubricate the coupling head Grease sliding locations on the height-

adjusting device
At regular intervals.
Every 2,000 kilometres or annually.
Oil ball coupling at regular intervals in the specified
locations and moving parts. Oil threaded parts and grease toothed parts.
Grease the contact surface of the ball of the towing

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Problem solving
It is assumed that the engine is in good condition and Alternator precautions
that there is adequate fuel flow to the filter and
1. Never reverse the polarity of the battery or the
injection equipment.
An electrical fault must be traced by an 2. Never break any alternator or battery connections
electrician. while the engine is running.
3. When recharging the battery, disconnect it from
Make sure that the wires are not damaged and that the alternator. Before using booster cables to start
they are clamped tight to their terminals. the engine, be sure of the polarity and connect the
If it’s not possible to solve the problem batteries correctly.
with this problem solving table, please 4. Never operate the engine without the main or
consult Atlas Copco. voltage sensing cables connected in the circuit.

Problem Possible faults Corrective actions

1. Lamp H2 does not light up when a. Discharged or defective battery. a. Check electrolyte level and charge battery. If no cells are
turning (S1) to position 1. shorted and battery is discharged, trace cause and
b. Loose battery cable(s) or oxidised terminals. b. Check and correct if necessary.
c. Loose connection or damaged wiring. c. Check wiring and connections; correct if necessary.
d. Start switch (S1) defective. d. With (S1) switched in ”I”, check voltage between earth
and each of the termninals of (S1) respectively. Voltage
must register at each of the terminals; if not, replace
e. Circuit breaker (F1) defective. e. Replace circuit breaker.
2. General alarm lamp (H1) does not a. Lamp (H2) blown. a. Replace lamp.
light up when turning (S1) to position
b. Alternator (A)/regulator defective. b. Disconnect the wire from alternator terminal D+ and
connect it to terminal D–. If (H1) lights up, replace the
alternator; if not, test (S1); see remedy 1d.

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Problem Possible faults Corrective actions
3. Engine does not start after turning (S1) a. Low battery output. a. See remedy 1a.
to position 1.
b. Circuit breaker button (F1) not pressed. b. Press circuit breaker button.
c. Loose or damaged electric wiring. c. Repair electric wiring.
d. Fuel tank empty. d. Refuel and prime fuel pump.
e. Start switch (S1) defective. e. Repair (S1).
f. Starter motor defective. f. Repair starter motor.
4. Starter motor cranks engine when a. Start switch (S1) defective. a. See remedy 1d.
turning start switch (S1) to position 3,
b. Fuel solenoid (Y1) defective. b. Check solenoid and its valve, correct or replace if
but engine does not fire.
c. Low battery output. c. See 1a.
5. Engine is running, but shuts down a. Start switch (S1) released too soon. a. Release button after engine oil pressure has built up
immediately after (S1) has been above the minimum allowed value.
released. b. Insufficient engine oil pressure. b. Stop at once, consult the Engine Operation Manual.
c. Fuel tank contains insufficient fuel. c. Fill fuel tank.
6. General alarm lamp (H1) remains a. Insufficient engine oil pressure or too high engine a. Stop at once, consult Engine Operation Manual.
alight for over 5 seconds after starting. coolant temperature.
b. Engine oil pressure switch (S3), or compressor b. Stop at once, test switches, replace as necessary.
temperature switch (S5) defective.
c. Relay (K5) and/or (K7) defective. c. Replace relay (K5) and/or (K7).
7. Hourmeter (P1) does not count a. Hourmeter (P1) defective. a. Replace.
running time.
8. Compressor does not unload and a. Air leaks in regulating system. a. Check and repair.
engine keeps running at maximum
b. Regulating valve (RV) incorrectly set or defective. b. Adjust or repair regulating valve; see section
speed when closing the air outlet
Adjustment of the continuous pneumatic regulating
valves; safety valve blows. system.
c. Unloader valve (UV) or its actuating piston stuck. c. Repair unloader valve assembly.

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Problem Possible faults Corrective actions
9. Compressor capacity or pressure a. Air consumption exceeds capacity of compressor. a. Check equipment connected.
below normal.
b. Choked air filter elements (AF). b. Replace air filter element (AF).
c. Unloader valve (UV) not completely open. c. Check unloader valve; replace if necessary.
d. Engine does not run at max. speed. d. Check the maximum speed, service the fuel filter.
e. Oil separator element (OS) clogged. e. Have element removed and inspected by an Atlas Copco
Service representative.
10. Working pressure rises during a. See faults 10. a. See remedies 10.
operation and causes safety valve to b. Safety valve (SV) opens too soon. b. Have safety valve adjusted; consult Atlas Copco.
11. Excessive compressor oil a. Restrictor in oil scavenging line (SL) clogged. a. Dismount, clean and refit restrictor.
consumption. Oil mist being
b. Oil separator element (OS) defective. b. Replace element.
discharged from air outlet valve(s).
c. Oil level too high. c. Check for overfilling. Release pressure and drain oil to
correct level.
d. Non return valve missing in scavenge line. d. Install non return valve.
12. Compressor shuts down through a a. Alternator V-belt broken or slipping. a. Re-tense or replace V-belt.
shutdown switch.
b. Compressor overheating. b. See condition 16.
c. Engine oil pressure too low. c. Check lubricating system.
d. Engine temperature too high. d. Check engine coolant system; see Engine Operation
e. Low coolant level. e. Top up cooling system.
13. Air and oil mist expelled from air filter a. Unloader valve (UV) blocked. a. Repair valve.
after stopping. b. Wrong oil type (without foam-retarding additives). b. Consult Atlas Copco.

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Problem Possible faults Corrective actions
14. Compressor overheating; alarm lamp a. Insufficient compressor cooling. a. Relocate compressor.
(H2) goes on.
b. Oil cooler (OC) clogged externally. b. Clean cooler; see section Cleaning coolers.
c. Oil system clogged internally. c. Consult Atlas Copco.
d. Oil level too low. d. See section Oil level check.
e. Incorrect working of temperature safety switch. e. Check temperature safety switch; if necessary replace.
f. Cooling fan defect. f. Replace cooling fan.
g. Incorrect oil specification. g. Observe recommended oil specification.
15. Engine overheating; alarm lamp (H1) a. Insufficient engine cooling. a. Relocate compressor.
goes on. b. Engine coolant cooler clogged externally. b. Clean engine coolant cooler. Refer to section Cleaning
c. Incorrect working of temperature safety switch. c. Check temperature safety switch; if necessary replace.
d. Cooling fan defect. d. Replace cooling fan.

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Available options

Towing eyes: AC
Ball coupling no brakes
Road lights system: Road signalisation
Documentation: Additional literature set

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Technical specifications


The following tables list the recommended torques applied for general applications
during assembly of the compressor. Assemblies Torque value (Nm / lbf.ft)
Wheel bolts See section Wheel bolts check
Bolts, axle/beams 80 (59) +/- 10 %
For hexagon screws and nuts with strength grade 8.8 Bolts, towbar/axle 80 (59) +/- 10 %
Thread size Torque value (Nm / lbf.ft) Bolts, towbar/bottom 80 (59) +/- 10 %
M6 8 (6) +/-25 % Bolts, towing eye/towbar 80 (59) +/- 10 %
M8 20 (15) +/-25 % Bolts, lifting eye/flywheel housing 80 (59) +/- 10 %
M10 41 (30) +/-25 % Bolts, engine/drive housing (M12) 80 (59) +/- 10 %
M12 73 (54) +/-25 % Bolts, engine/drive housing (M14) 125 (92) +/- 10 %
M14 115 (85) +/-25 % Bolts, compressor element/drive 80 (59) +/- 5 %
M16 185 (137) +/-25 %
Safety switches 35 (26) +/- 5 %
For hexagon screws and nuts with strength grade 12.9 Joints adjustable towbar (M24) 275 (205) +/- 10 %
Joints adjustable towbar (M32) 375 (280) +/- 10 %
Thread size Torque value (Nm / lbf.ft)
M6 14 (10) +/-21 %
M8 34 (25) +/-23 % Secure the drain cock and tank cap of the fuel tank handtight.
M10 70 (52) +/-24 %
M12 120 (89) +/-25 %
M14 195 (144) +/-23 %
M16 315 (233) +/-23 %

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Designation XAS 67 - XAS 130 XAS 87 - XAS 175

Engine oil pressure bar(e) 1.2 1.2
psi 17.4 17.4
Engine oil temperature °C 107 - 113 107 - 113
°F 225 - 236 225 - 236
Compressor temperature °C 116 - 120 116 - 120
°F 241 - 248 241 - 248
Safety valve opening pressure
- EC type bar(e) 10.5 10.5
- ASME type psi 160 160

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Designation XAS 67 - XAS 130 XAS 87 - XAS 175

Absolute inlet pressure bar(e) 1 1
psi 14.5 14.5
Relative air humidity % 0 0
Air inlet temperature °C 20 20
°F 68 68
Nominal effective working pressure bar(e) 7 7
psi 102 102

The inlet conditions are specified at the air inlet grating outside the canopy.


Designation XAS 67 - XAS 130 XAS 87 - XAS 175

Minimum effective receiver pressure bar(e) 7 6.5 7 6.5
psi 102 95 102 95
Maximum effective receiver pressure, bar(e) 8.5 8 8.5 8
compressor unloaded psi 123 116 123 116
Maximum ambient temperature at sea level °C 50 38 45
°F 122 100 113
Minimum starting temperature °C -10 -10
°F 14 14
Minimum starting temperature, °C -20 -20
with coldstart equipment 1) °F -4 -4
Altitude capability see curves
Coldstart: compressor oil PAROIL S instead of PAROIL M;
engine oil PAROIL Extra instead of E

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Max. achievable working pressure in relation to altitude and ambient temperature.


14 32 50 68 86 104 122 14 32 50 68 86 104 122

4000 13.124 6000

5000 16.405

3000 9.843



6,5 bar(e) 4000 13.124

94 psi

2000 6.562 3000 9.843

7 bar(e)
102 psi

2000 6.562

1000 3.281

1000 3.281

0 0 ft 0 0 ft
-10,0 0,0 10,0 20,0 30,0 40,0 50,0 -10,0 0,0 10,0 20,0 30,0 40,0 50,0

XAS 87 - XAS 175

XAS 67 - XAS 130

Graph represents working conditions, for starting conditions please contact your
Atlas Copco contact.

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At reference conditions, if applicable, and at normal shaft speed, unless otherwise stated.

Designation XAS 67 - XAS 87 - Designation XAS 67 - XAS 87 -

XAS 130 XAS 175 XAS 130 XAS 175
Engine shaft speed, normal r/min 3000 3000 Typical oil content of mg/m3 < 10 < 10
and maximum compressed air oz/1000 cu.ft < 0.01 < 0.01
Engine shaft speed, r/min 1850 1850 Engine oil consumption g/h 18 18
compressor unloaded (maximum)
1) oz/h 0.63 0.63
Free air delivery l/s 60 80
Compressed air °C 90 90
cfm 127 169 temperature at outlet valves °F 194 194
Fuel consumption at bar(e) 7 6.5 7 6.5
Noise level
psi 102 95 102 95
- Sound pressure level (Lp), dB(A) 73 73
- at 100% FAD kg/h 6.18 6.13 8.22 7.89 measured according to ISO
lb/h 13.62 13.51 18.12 17.39 2151 under free field
- at 75% FAD kg/h 4.95 4.86 6.46 6.39 conditions at 7 m distance
lb/h 10.91 10.71 14.24 14.09 - Sound power level (Lw) dB(A) 98 98
complies with 2000/14/EC
- at 50% FAD kg/h 3.84 3.63 4.93 4.62
lb/h 8.74 8.00 10.87 10.19
- at 25% FAD kg/h 2.88 2.82 3.47 3.42
lb/h 6.35 6.22 7.65 7.54
- at unload kg/h 2.52 2.48 2.95 2.85
lb/h 5.56 5.47 6.50 6.28
Specific fuel consumption
- at 100% FAD g/m3 27.53 27.13 28.5 27.4
lb/1000 cu.ft 1.71 1.69 1.78 1.71

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Compressor Unit

Designation Designation XAS 67 - XAS 87 -

XAS 130 XAS 175
Number of compression stages 1
Capacity of compressor oil l 10 10
system US gal 2.64 2.64
Net capacity of air receiver l 12 12
Designation XAS 67 - XAS 87 -
XAS 130 XAS 175 US gal 3.17 3.17
Make Kubota Kubota Capacity of fuel tank l 40 40
Type V1505 V1505-T US gal 10.6 10.6
Coolant Liquid Liquid Air volume at inlet grating m3/s 1.3 2.5
Number of cylinders 4 4 (approx.) 1) cuft/s 45.9 88.29
Bore mm 78 78 1)
Air required for engine and compressor cooling, for combustion and for
in 3.07 3.07 compression.
Stroke mm 78.4 78.4
in 3.09 3.09 Tyres
Swept volume l 1.498 1.498
cu in 91.41 91.41 Tyre pressure bar 2.7
Output according to kW 26.5 33 psi 39.2
ISO 9249 G at normal shaft BHP 35.5 44.25
- Load factor % 50 50
Capacity of oil sump:
- Initial fill l 5 5
US gal 1.32 1.32
- Refill (max.) with filter l 4.5 4.5
change US gal 1.19 1.19
Capacity of cooling system l 7.5 7.5
US gal 1.98 1.98

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Unit dimensions Tightening torques of wheel bolts

Designation all units Spanner width (mm) Thread Tightening torque

Max. length with extended tow bar mm 3310 Nm (lbf.ft)
(with towing eye DIN) 19 M 12 x 1.5 85 (63)
in 130.3
Min. length with raised tow bar mm 2967
(with ball coupling)
in 116.8
Width mm 1336
in 52.6
Height mm 1421
in 56.0
Weight ready to operate see dataplate
Air outlet valves 2 x 3/4
1) Dimensions without towing eye


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1 Company code
(1) (2) (3) 2 Product code
3 Unit serial number
Atlas Copco Airpower n.v. (4) 4 Name of the manufacturer
(5) 5 EEC or national type approval number
A kg (6) 6 Vehicle identification number
1- B kg 7 Undercarriage
2- C kg (7)
D kg A Maximum permitted total weight of the
(8) vehicle
(9) B Maximum permitted load on towing eye
(10) C Maximum permitted load on axle (or front
axle on dual axle units)
D Maximum permitted load on rear axle (on dual
axle units)
S/N Manuf. year (12) 8 Model
Atlas Copco Airpower n.v. 9 Working pressure
0038 Boomsesteenweg 957
B-2610, WILRIJK 10 Speed
11 Engine power
(13) (14) 12 Manufacturing year
13 CE mark in accordance with Machine Directive
89/392 EC
14 Register number or number of notified body

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When developing products and services, Atlas Copco Dispose of contaminated substances and material
tries to understand, address, and minimize the separately, in accordance with locally applicable
negative environmental effects that the products and environmental legislation.
services may have, when being manufactured,
Before dismantling a machine at the end of its
distributed, used and disposed.
operating lifetime drain and dispose of all fluids of
Recycling and disposal policy are part of the according the applicable local disposal regulations.
development of all Atlas Copco products. Atlas
Remove the batteries. Do not throw batteries into the
Copco company standards determine strict fire (explosion risk) or residual waste. Separate the
machine into metal, electronics, wiring, hoses,
Material selection, substantial recyclability, insulation and plastic parts.
disassembly possibilities and separability of materials
Dispose of all components in accordance with
and assemblies are considered, as well as
applicable disposal regulations.
environmental perils and dangers to health during the
recycling and disposal of the unavoidable rates of Remove spilled fluid mechanically; pick up the rest
non-recyclable materials. using an absorbing agent (for example sand, sawdust)
and dispose of it in accordance with local disposal
Your Atlas Copco compressor consists for the most
regulations. Do not drain into the sewage system or
part of metallic materials, that can be remelted in
surface water.
steelworks and smelting works and are therefore
almost infinitely recyclable. The plastic used is
labelled; sorting and fractioning of the materials for
recycling in the future is foreseen.

This concept can only succeed with your

help. Support us by disposing
professionally. By assuring correct
disposal of the product you help prevent
possible negative consequences for
environment and health as a result of
inappropriate waste handling.
Recycling and re-usage of material help
preserve natural resources.

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Maintenance Log

Compressor .......................................................................................... Customer ...............................................................................................

Serial number........................................................................................ ................................................................................................................

Service hours Maintenance action Date By: initials

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Following documents are provided with this unit:
- Test Certificate
- EC Declaration of Conformity:

2 We, Atlas Copco Airpower n.v., declare under our sole responsibility, that the product
3 Machine name :
4 Commercial name :
5 Serial number :

6 Which falls under the provisions of article 12.2 of the EC Directive 2006/42/EC on the approximation of the
laws of the Member States relating to machinery, is in conformity with the relevant Essential Health and
Safety Requirements of this directive.

The machinery complies also with the requirements of the following directives and their amendments as

7 Directive on the approximation of laws of the Harmonized and/or Technical Att’

Member States relating to Standards used mnt
a. Pressure equipment 97/23/EC X

EN ISO 12100-1
b. Machinery safety 2006/42/EC EN ISO 12100-2
EN 1012-1
c. Simple pressure vessel 87/404/EEC X
EN 61000-6-2
d. Electromagnetic compatibility 2004/108/EC
EN 61000-6-4
EN 60034
e. Low voltage equipment 2006/95/EC EN 60204-1
EN 60439
f. Outdoor noise emission 2000/14/EC ISO 3744 X

8.a The harmonized and the technical standards used are identified in the attachments hereafter
8.b Atlas Copco Airpower n.v. is authorized to compile the technical file

9 Conformity of the product to the

Conformity of the specification to the
specification and by implication to the
12 Issued by Product engineering Manufacturing
14 Name
15 Signature

16 Place , Date
Form 5009 0600 00
ed. 09, 2010-03-15

Atlas Copco Airpower n.v. A company within the Atlas Copco Group

Postal address Visitors address Phone: +32 (0)3 870 21 11 Com. Reg. Antwerp 44651
P.O. Box 100 Boomsesteenweg 957 Fax: +32 (0)3 870 24 43 V.A.T. 403.992.231
B-2610 Wilrijk-Antwerp B-2610 Wilrijk-Antwerp
Belgium Belgium For info, please contact your local Atlas Copco representative

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