Compressed air systems are a vital production component of your operation. They are being used for more tasks than ever before, often replacing other traditional power sources. That being said, if you aren’t careful, the cost to run a compressed air system can skyrocket, rivaling traditional utilities such as electricity and gas. Here are the…

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We’ve talked about the importance of using aftercoolers and coalescing filters recently; however, you may still be wondering: why is clean, dry compressed air essential for a smoothly-running operation? Here are a few of the reasons: Because compressed air is vital to the manufacturing processes of companies across industries, ensuring that the air you’re using…

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Clean air is essential to the functioning of your compressor. If you think the compression process obliterates the dirt, dust, water and oil particles which make their way through the intake vent, you’ve got another thing coming. When that junk gets into your equipment, it combines to form a mess of gunky residue which seriously…

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Some electrical practices are intuitively well understood by the technically minded. You don’t want too much moisture, for instance, or to use an ungrounded outlet. Other considerations may not be as obvious, for example pneumatic tools may generate static electricity, which can ignite fumes and flammable vapors present in the environment Care should always be…

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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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