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Doosan Infracore Portable Power Supports Navy Operations

Fri November 20, 2009 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Doosan Infracore Portable Power recently delivered 48 new Ingersoll Rand P260WIR tandem axle air compressors to complete an order with the U.S. Navy. The air compressors were delivered for worldwide deployment in support of efforts of the naval expeditionary forces.

“These P260WIR compressors are designed to supply air power for a variety of construction and demolition tools,” said Marc James, government sales manager of Doosan Infracore Portable Power. “The units will be used by the Navy for both military and humanitarian missions around the globe.”

The oil-flooded rotary screw P260WIR air compressors have a flow capacity of 260 cfm at 100 psig. The tandem axle units are designed to meet the most demanding military needs in the field.

A specialized manifold on the units has four .75 in. (1.9 cm) service valves and one .5 in. (1.3 cm) service valve complete with quick-disconnect couplings. The manifold is designed with several hose attachment points of different diameters to provide for quick connection to a variety of tools as well as multiple users. The compressors have a 12-volt electrical system along with a battery disconnect switch.

The P260 air compressors can be towed through almost any terrain and operate in any environment. The four-wheel trailer is equipped with hydraulic surge brakes and an adjustable hand park brake. A padfoot stabilizer leg with a screwjack is mounted on the tow bar for hitching to a vehicle without having to manually lift the unit.

“The capabilities of these air compressor packages make them ideal for the needs of the naval expeditionary forces,” James said. “The tandem axles and four tires distribute the load, allowing the compressors to be towed through the harshest of conditions without damaging the compressor.”

The P260WIR compressors are powered by an efficient direct-injection Ingersoll Rand 79 hp (58.9 kW), 2,300 rpm diesel engine. The four-cylinder, Tier III electronically controlled engine is capable of operation with JP-8 military jet fuel. A high-capacity 29-gal. (108 L) fuel tank allows for extended runtime.

A dedicated manufacturing team at the Doosan Infracore Portable Power manufacturing facility in Statesville, N.C., had the responsibility of assembling these specialized units for the U.S. Navy.

“Our P260 team is proud that they were called upon to build these multi-use air compressors to meet military needs of the U.S. Navy,” said Ken Collier, Doosan Infracore Portable Power manufacturing team leader. “The military can be assured that we’ve built a fleet of quality, dependable air compressors, meeting their strict specifications to support their operations.”

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