Compressed air systems are versatile and provide a range of uses. They can be equipped with many additional features which extend their usefulness across their applications. Because they are so powerful, they are regulated to keep those who work with them safe. Compressor Types The air will usually be compressed using one of two major…

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Keeping Your Air Compressor Compliant In most instances, the air compressor you operate will use oil to lubricate the mechanism. Though this oil is collected, filtered and reused, it eventually comes to the end of its use and ultimately must be drained and replaced. Because environmental regulators levy fines for contamination, an oil/water separator was…

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Air compressors have endless uses. You’ll find yourself needing compressed air if you’re painting your porch, filling your football, working on your car or truck, all the way up to the most heavy-duty construction projects. We’ll provide a brief overview of the most common air compressor types, so you can get a better idea which…

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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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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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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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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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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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Why Use Refrigerated Dryers Industrial or commercial facilities that use air-operated machinery or tools, must have an efficient compressed air dryer to remove any water vapor from the compressed air and prevent condensation from interfering with sensitive machinery or producing condensation which can rust and damage the machine. Refrigerated compressed air dryers are used because…

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If you use air operated tools and machinery, owning a compressed air dryer is a must. Compressed air dryers work to remove moisture from the air, protecting valuable tools and machinery, and your work, from water damage and rust.  When air is compressed, the moisture in that air remains and with an air dryer, this…

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