Doosan Infracore Portable Power Supports Marine Corps

Mon February 02, 2009 - National Edition
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Doosan Infracore Portable Power has delivered 19 new Ingersoll Rand P260WIR TACOM air compressors to complete an order with the Marine Corps Systems Command. The air compressors were delivered at the end of August for deployment to combat engineers, engineer support battalions, artillery regiments, ground combat support and Marine Corps air wings.

These Ingersoll Rand air compressors were first designed for Tank Automotive Command of the U.S. Army (TACOM). Since that time, the Marine Corps has added the compressors to its operations. Doosan Infracore Portable Power has built and provided more than 50 of these TACOM compressors to the Marines over the past year.

The oil-flooded rotary screw P260WIR air compressors have a flow capacity of 260 cfm at 100 psig. The tandem axle units feature an airend along with a large storage area to meet demanding military needs in the field. The compressor’s trailer is composed of high-strength steel with a front support leg and rear stabilizing jacks along with lifting rings for air drops by parachute. The trailer also is equipped with blackout lights for nighttime operation.

The P260WIR compressors are powered by an efficient direct-injection Ingersoll Rand 79 Bhp, 2,300 rpm diesel engine, and a high-capacity 29-gal. (110 L) fuel tank for extended runtime. They have a 24-volt electrical system, and are equipped with a NATO slave receptacle for jump-starting and/or battery-charging. A full gauge panel has warning lights and automatic safety shutdowns for system faults.

“The capabilities of these air compressor packages make them ideal for the needs of the Marines,” said Marc James, government sales manager of Doosan Infracore Portable Power. “This unit is really the Swiss Army knife of compressors. It provides an all-in-one tool package for demolition and construction.

“These P260WIR compressors are designed to go into the field with as many tools and accessories as possible for immediate use in almost any construction or demolition scenario. They can be towed through almost any terrain, dropped by parachute, and operate in any environment.

“The specially built rugged compressors will be deployed for years. They may even join fleets with older P250WIR compressors working throughout the world that were delivered over 25 years ago,” James said.