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New ARO Station Solution Minimizes Leakage and Environmental Hazards During Fluid Transfer

July 10, 2015
By Business Wire News


Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in compressed air and gas systems and services, power tools, fluid management, and material handling equipment, introduced a pumping system called the ARO Station at the 2015 ACHEMA tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany, held June 15-19. The ARO Station, developed for the European market, is a customized solution that houses an ARO pump and piping in a durable housing in order to reduce leaks and fumes during chemical transfer from one container to another. Standing independently from a truck, the ARO Station helps operators comply with changing environmental regulations, while enhancing operator safety.

“ARO understands the importance of transporting and securing hazardous material and minimizing its exposure. The risks with chemical handling are a daily reality and the ARO Station was designed to protect operators as well as the environment during the transfer of these materials,” said Fausto Lotti, EMEA marketing leader ofIngersoll Rand Fluid Management.

The ARO Station can accommodate two different size pumps – the 1 1/2 inch or two inch Expert Series Pumps (EXP) ARO diaphragm pump. With the capability to pump material from five to 30 cubic meters per hour, the ARO Station can be calibrated to pump the appropriate quantity for each application. Use of the ARO Station increases the safety of chemical installations during the unloading process by reducing risks of water hammer that occur during the pressurization of the tanks.

Made of high-density polyethylene, the ARO Station is impervious to corrosion, and features a drip collection tray that can hold up to 200 liters of fluid. The ARO Station can be used as a free-standing pump solution or it can be equipped with wheels for mobility. Compact and ready for use, the ARO Station is a standardized skid size thus reducing integration costs.

ARO offers three add-ons to increase environmental and operator safety:

  • A leak detector that communicates possible leakage, helping to minimize air pollution and risk from fumes
  • A heater to prevent freezing in extreme situations
  • An alarm that monitors the level of liquid in the tank and whether the system is running dry

About Ingersoll Rand

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand products range from complete compressed air systems, tools and pumps to material and fluid handling systems. The diverse and innovative products, services and solutions enhance our customers’ energy efficiency, productivity and operations. We are a $13 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or

ARO Makes Success Flow

ARO is a leading worldwide manufacturer of fluid handling products expertly engineered to deliver performance and serviceability, enabling customers to achieve the best total cost of ownership. For 85 years ARO has been helping customers solve their most complex fluid handling challenges to keep their business moving. For more information about ARO, visit

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