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: Air Compressor Operation and Lock Valves

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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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: Selecting The Right Compressor

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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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: Things You Need To Know Before You Buy An Industrial Air Compressor

If you’re looking to purchase an industrial air compressor, there are certain things you need to know and consider.  Since their invention over a century ago, air compressors have been adapted and improved until we reach the models built today.  Industrial air compressors are able to help you in a number of ways. Air compressors…

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