Atlas Copco Portable Energy has introduced the XRVS 1550+ portable compressor to its DrillAir range of high pressure air compressors.

Atlas Copco XRVS
The XRVS 1550+ was unveiled at the Permian Basin International Oil Show in Odessa, Texas, Oct.  21-23. Source: Atlas Copco

“We have taken the well-respected XRVS 1000+ and given it a big brother, with greater flow and flexibility,” says Rob Johnston, Atlas Copco Portable Energy factory product manager.

The new compressor is designed for oil and gas projects including drilling and pipeline testing. It features variable pressure and flow settings with the DrillAirXpert system.

The XRVS 1550+ can be used for a wide variety of applications. The DrillAirXpert system saves fuel, increases output and lowers the cost per project by eliminating the pneumatic regulation system.

“Listening to our customers’ requests for higher flexibility, we have extended our range with a machine that is the most versatile in the industry and is suitable for a large range of applications, such as supplying feed air to one of our Hurricane Boosters for oil and gas sites; high altitude exploration drilling; and for drilling deeper, larger diameter holes,” Johnston says.

The XRVS 1550+ has the same base design, physical footprint and systems as the XRVS 1000+. It is powered by a CAT C18TT, EPA-compliant Tier 2 engine and coupled with multiple pressure vessel certifications for regions, including the U.S., Australia and Canada.     

Atlas Copco, based in Stockholm, Sweden, serves segments ranging from compressors and air treatment systems to construction, mining and drilling equipment. The company, founded in 1873, has more than 40,000 employees worldwide, and operates in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco in North America operates in more than 109 locations and employs more than 4,500 people in the United States. For more information, visit