Detroit Compressor

Archive for October 2017

FAQ: Installation Guidelines

If your equipment is not installed correctly, there’s a good chance it will not live up to expectations. Improper installation affects the reliability and longevity of your air compressor. This results in higher energy consumption, maintenance costs and ultimately reduces value. Power One of the most important considerations is to make sure the correct voltage…

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FAQ: Selecting Compressed Air Drain Valves

Choosing the right drain valve is important for getting the most out of your compressed air system. Drain valves remove condensed moisture during operation. If condensate is not removed, the buildup can have expensive consequences. Moisture buildup can wash away lubrication, and water getting into places it shouldn’t be can spell disaster. Too much condensate…

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FAQ: Lessons Learned of Dessicant Dryers

Desiccant dryers are a great option for removing moisture from compressed air.  If you already use a desiccant dryer or are looking at purchasing one, here are a few lessons learned after years of air dryer use. 1. Purge Rates When it comes to purging rates, for a desiccant dryer, this is based on the…

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FAQ: Desiccant Air Dryer Sizing

Properly sizing a desiccant air dryer may seem simple.  Just line up the maximum output of the compressor to the air dryer inlet capacity, and done!  Right? Wrong.  Done this way, you’ll end up with a dryer that is oversized and unnecessary. Properly sizing a desiccant air dryer is anything but obvious.  Keep reading to…

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FAQ: Refrigeration: The Art of Dryer Sizing

When you’re in the market for a compressed air dryer, it’s imperative that you determine the appropriate size you need. One machine does not fit all jobs! If you purchase an air dryer that is too small, you won’t get the results you want and vice versa.  To figure out the right size you need,…

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