ELGi’s high pressure diesel power screw compressors reach new depths

ELGi’s high pressure diesel power screw compressors reach new depths

ELGi has been providing reliable compressed air solutions to the water well segment for more than forty years. For DTH drilling, the compressors meet the critical requirements of faster penetration, reliable performance and fuel economy. Integrated Air Solutions is a leading supplier of advanced, reliable and efficient high pressure diesel-driven air compressors for the drilling industry and the regional sales and service partners for ELGi. Torque Africa Drilling, a well-known specialist driller, recently carried out a drilling operation to drill vertically down into an old mine shaft to dispose of acid water for the Department of Water and Sanitation. This was done using two ELGi 1100 cfm compressors arranged in tandem to drill 1,148m vertically down into the mine shaft. The site of this super deep borehole is in the Eastern Basin acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment plant, in Springs, Gauteng.

 “So far this is the deepest confirmed hole I have ever seen – or other drilling companies have ever made, in this kind of rock formation in the country,” said Torque Africa Drilling’s Nardus Bezuidenhout.

Bezuidenhout said he has been in the drilling industry for almost twenty years and it is not easy to go even beyond 300m deep in this rock formation. “Although the original plan called for a vertical hole of 700m, a new target of 1,200m was set, and the target was acquired at 1,148m with the ELGi compressor.”

“The compressors are powered by ELGi’s own axis airends that improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance cost, and have robust enclosures to withstand heavy use”, says Bert Stewart, General Manager of Integrated Air Solutions. “Their compact design and light weight means they can be easily mounted onto drilling trucks and are very suited for applications such as water well drilling. They also have user-friendly centralised control panels and quick and easy access to routine maintenance points.” ELGi is one of the few companies in the world to offer the full line of single and two stage compressors in this range.  ELGi compressors are widely used by drill rig OEMs globally.

More about the product:

This range of compressors are ideal for mounting on drill rigs or utility trucks and suited for applications like water well drilling.  ELGi is one of the few companies in the world to offer the full line of single and two stage compressors in this range. ELGi compressors are widely used by drill rig OEMs globally.

  • Forklift slots provided for ease of placing unit on a utility truck or drill rig unit
  • Centralized control panel for ease of use
  • Engines come with international warranty
  • Large access doors for ease of maintenance
  • Complete range covering single stage models up to 250 psi and two stage models above 250 psi
  • Industrial grade steel and powder coated canopy for maximum corrosion protection and durability
  • Energy efficient eta V profile air ends
  • Highly reliable and works in the most demanding of work sites

ELGi Air Compressors

ELGi offers a complete range of compressed air solutions ranging from oil-lubricated and oil-free rotary screw compressors, oil-lubricated and oil-free reciprocating compressors, centrifugal compressors to dryers, filters and downstream accessories.

The company’s portfolio of over 400 products has found wide application across many industries. Whether it is the paint on your wall, the car you drive, the medicines you take or the leather bag you carry, ELGi products have probably been used either in their production, maintenance or usage. More than 2 million ELGi compressors operate across 70 countries, offering the lowest cost of ownership in the industry.

Torque Africa Exploration

Torque Africa Exploration are specialist drillers based in Gauteng. Nardus Bezuidenhout, the sole director and shareholder, started with 4 drill rigs but soon had to increase his fleet to meet market demands. Today Torque Africa are proud of their fleet of 64 vehicles including 11 drill rigs, various support vehicles and a newly erected workshop. Torque Africa drill country-wide on demand.

Integrated Air Solutions

Integrated Air Solutions are the exclusive regional sales and service partners for ELGi Limited, a leading global air compressor manufacturer offering a broad line of innovative and technologically superior compressed air systems. ELGi has earned worldwide distinction for designing sustainable solutions that help companies achieve their productivity goals whilst keeping the total cost of ownership low.

Based in Boksburg, Gauteng, Integrated Air Solutions personnel have decades of experience with the ELGi brand, and are highly committed to supporting the full sales and service value chain. Apart from carrying an extensive stockholding of compressors, parts and accessories, our trained service and workshop technicians are always available to ensure the highest levels of Uptime for your mission critical air installations.

When it comes to providing individually customised and engineered high pressure compressor packages, Integrated Air Solutions are the unrivalled market leaders.

A GiGi Investments Company

Integrated Air Solutions is a GiGi Investments Group company.

GiGi Investment Group companies include:-

  • Integrated Pump Technology
  • Integrated Pump Rental
  • Integrated Air Solutions
  • Integrated Ship Handling
  • GiGi Mining Services