ingersoll-rand plc (IR) Key Developments
Ingersoll Rand Strike in Cheektowaga Ends
Sep 16 15
Ingersoll Rand that members of Local 330 ratified the company's last offer earlier. Members of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Worker rejected a tentative contract. Officials did not disclose the results of the union vote. Union employees are scheduled to report to work on September 21, 2015, as agreed upon by the union committee. Abut 240 company's workers had been on strike since August 10, 2015, over issues including overtime and health care.
Ingersoll-Rand Plc Presents at Morgan Stanley 3rd Annual Laguna Conference, Sep-17-2015 11:05 AM
Sep 15 15
Ingersoll-Rand Plc Presents at Morgan Stanley 3rd Annual Laguna Conference, Sep-17-2015 11:05 AM. Venue: Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California, United States. Speakers: Michael W. Lamach, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Ingersoll-Rand Plc Presents at Vertical Research Partners Industrial Conference 2015, Sep-10-2015 02:00 PM
Sep 11 15
Ingersoll-Rand Plc Presents at Vertical Research Partners Industrial Conference 2015, Sep-10-2015 02:00 PM. Venue: Westbrook, Connecticut, United States.
Nexia Home Intelligence Expands Offering with Support for Rachio Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller
Sep 10 15
Nexia Home Intelligence, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, and Rachio, maker of the Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller, announced new compatibility that combines Iro’s smart-sensing irrigation technology with the convenience and flexibility of the Nexia home automation system and all-in-one app. Nexia’s custom-developed compatibility with the Iro Smart Sprinkler Controller brings an important new outdoor irrigation management and conservation capability to Nexia users. Using modern irrigation techniques and real-time intelligence on the weather, zone type, regional characteristics and seasonality, Iro’s sensors and software automatically calculate the optimal watering schedule with just the right amount of water necessary to maintain a healthy landscape, reducing outdoor water usage by 30% on average.
Ingersoll Rand to Introduce New TURBO-AIR NX 8000 Integrally Geared Centrifugal Compressor
Sep 9 15
Ingersoll Rand announced that it will debut the TURBO-AIR NX 8000 integrally geared centrifugal compressor at the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia, September 14 in Houston, Texas. The TURBO-AIR NX 8000 compressor can be configured for many different applications and the updated design brings the key system components closer to the edge of the package for easier access. The control, lubrication and cooling systems on the TURBO-AIR NX 8000 optimize flow and operational efficiency, resulting in low total lifecycle costs. Built on a robust platform, the TURBO-AIR NX 8000 is rated for powers from 750 kW to 1,700 kW (1,000-2,250 hp) with flows from 142 to 283 m3/min (5,000-10,000 CFM) and pressures from 3.5 to 14.5 barg (50-210 psig). The TURBO-AIR NX 8000’s lubrication reservoir tank doubles as the sub-base of the compressor, allowing it to retain lubrication fluid and as well as serve as the foundation for the compressor and its major sub-components. The sub-base is built with two heavy-duty I-beams and plate steel in the new design to improve the structural strength of the compressor package. The basic trim package includes a temperature probe, level gauge and heater. The standard package and available package options of the TURBO-AIR NX 8000 centrifugal compressor make it a distinctive choice for a variety of industries including: glass manufacturing, automotive, textiles, and air separation. The TURBO-AIR NX 8000 can also be packaged in compliance with American Petroleum Institute (API) 614, 670, 671 and 672 standards making it a great fit for many oil and gas applications and other highly specified uses. TheTURBO-AIRNX 8000 compressor comes equipped with a variety of features: MAESTRO -Universal SP Control System – A split-panel design separates access for single-phase and three-phase circuits. A single-point electrical service connection provides quick, hassle-free installation and maintenance, all while providing exceptional compressor monitoring and set-point control. Lubrication System – A coolant-side temperature control valve regulates coolant flow to optimize system efficiency, and the SAE connections ensure a leak-free operation. Compressor Cooling System - The TURBO-AIR standard water-in-tube intercooler design is constructed with high quality materials and precise manufacturing tolerances for distinct heat transfer properties and compressor performance. Interchangeable water headers were specially designed to integrate the water manifold and distribution system with an optional trim valve, again simplifying installation and increasing performance. Gearbox - The unit's standard design includes a removable cover along a horizontal split-line for ease of inspection and maintenance, and a high-gloss epoxy based exterior finish. The gearbox has been specially designed to deliver oil to the rotating parts of the compressor with very limited piping both internally and externally. Special consideration was also given to enable API-type customization, including special instrumentation and monitoring mounting locations and access at various points on the gearbox.