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Knowledge is Key to success in Oil Free Service

Knowledge is Key to success in Oil Free Service

Hello I am Mark Whalley Managing Director of Air Hire part of Airtec Filtration Ltd

Our experience of Atlas Copco Oil Free Z and MD equipment spans over 30 years duration and we are amply qualified to help you service and repair this type of equipment

Our training programs have escalated in 2017 to operating approximately four per annum training programs for Z oil free and MD dryer service.

ZR ZT ZE ZA MD etc training course requests have been flooding in since the opening of the training centre in Merseyside in 2010.

Our trainees so far have come from as far as Thailand, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, and South America , Australia, Hingary, Indonesia , Slovakia , Sweden, Denmark, Czech, to name a few.

Regardless if you're an end user or potential dealer you can benefit from Z and MD training.

For more information contact me Mark C Whalley and we can arrange a quotation to meet your exact needs. e-mail me

My Regards

Mark C Whalley

Become a Partner with Airtec Filtration Ltd (Airhire)

Become a Partner with Airtec Filtration Ltd (Airhire)

In 2010 we are offering service training packages designed to show you how to maintain and overhaul Atlas Copco ZR/ ZT/ ZA and MD dryer equipment.
Together with our vast range of NON OEM parts and Z Elements we can provide you with a total solution to enable your company to service Atlas Copco air compressors.

We provide

- Classroom Training on service and overhaul of Z compressors
- NON OEM compressed air parts for a range of Atlas Copco Oil Free Z machines
- Replacement Oil Free Z service stages with NEW screw options
- Retrofit control devices for Atlas Copco Z equipment
- Coolers and other metallic's for ZT / ZR Machines
- Hands on training on Z equipment at our Merseyside workshops


Get ahead now and talk to us about becoming a Airhire dealer e-mail us now


Get Inside a ZR !!
Get Inside a ZR !!
What Does the Training Cover on Z machines

What Does the Training Cover on Z machines

Training your technicians is essential to provide confidence and make sure a 'right first time' skills are developed on oil free equipment like Z machines.

Our training courses provide practical and theory information.

If your going to install our Z elements and parts you need training, it's part of the esential package we push to our dealers and end users alike. No training NO warranty can be offered on our parts*.

The school runs for a 4 day duration.
* If you have Atlas Copco Z training you must prove this experiance to us prior to becoming a dealer



Oil Free Course Agenda Day 1

Oil Free Course Agenda Day 1

Classroom Introductions and review safety essentials

Classroom - Atlas Copco oil free product overview models , designations, planned maintenance, MD dryer components, terms.

Hands on - General Compressor overview and water and oil flow overview
Hands on - Inlet valve removal and rebuild

Day 2

Day 2

Classroom - Theoretic Flow diagrams, load and unload principles and flows

Classroom -
Individual Components identification, including all cooler components and inlet valve.

Hands on - Cooler maintenance disassembly and replace cooler bundles plus correct methods of pressure test

Hands on -
Control Systems (Elektronikon)


Day 3

Day 3

Classroom - Element replacement criteria, gear replacement criteria, element installation and backlash measurements on both rotary screw and hook and claw oil free elements.

Hands on - Element Removal and installations including backlash measurements of Mk 1 and Mk 2 rotary screw element installation

Day 4

Day 4

Classroom - SPM Diagnostics
Classroom - Course Overview
Classroom - Certification Test

Special Tools

Special Tools

During the course you will be shown a number of special tools which are available from Air Hire.

For more information Z and MD course pricing please contact our Engineering Manager Mr Andrew Roberts e-mail

Service Kits and Overhaul Kits

Service Kits and Overhaul Kits

We have a full support package to enable your team to buy Genuine and NON Genuine Oil Free Z parts from Airhire.

Our NON OEM products put you in a very competitive position against the OEM's backed up by great quality and service support from our Technical team.

e-mail for more information

Air Products have taken part in our 2011 training on Z units

Air Products have taken part in our 2011 training on Z units

Why not send your engineers for Z training ? Air Products have and making significant savings on OEM service prices for parts and labour.

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