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FAQ: What You Need To Know About Oil-Free Compressor

Chances are, you’ve probably heard about oil-free air compressors over the last couple of years as they’ve become a staple in the pharmaceutical, laboratory, and electronic industries. There are tangible benefits that oil-free compressors offer over traditional systems, and they are incredibly useful for sensitive applications where contaminates must be kept to a minimum. However,…

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FAQ: A Quick Guide To Oils and Lubricants

Everyone knows nearly every compressor requires some form of oil or lubricant to operate correctly and keep the gears, bearings and seals in working condition, but which oils, lubricants, and guidelines are the best to keep your compressor running smoothly for years? That’s the question… Let’s start with oil. The first step is to use…

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FAQ: Compressor Air Systems: Not All Piping Is Created Equal

If you have ever set up an air compressor system, you’ll know that piping is one of the most crucial components to keeping the air moving consistently at a constant rate and pressure. If you are using inferior materials, your system can turn into a disaster. In this post, we’ll discuss the best and worst…

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FAQ: Store More, Do More With Air Receiver Tanks

Air receiver tanks are useful addition to your air compressor system, and they are recommended in almost every circumstance. They increase the storage capacity of your compressed air system, and that alone can make them invaluable, but they also do so much more. Air receiver tanks remove temperature fluctuations and reduce the load on other…

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FAQ: The Importance of Proper Filtration

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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FAQ: Electrical Guidelines and Best Practices

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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FAQ: EPA/Oil Water Separators

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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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: 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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