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Compressor Air Leaks Are Costing You More Than You Think

Written on November 16, 2020 at 9:00 AM, by

The compressed air for your facility could account for anywhere from 10%-30% of your facility’s electrical costs. Meanwhile, 76% of your compressor’s lifetime cost comes from the electricity it uses. With such a considerable portion of your energy bill on the line, you must root out inefficiencies. Air compressor leaks waste energy, maybe more than you realize. Even  Continue Reading »

A 101 Guide to Air Compressor Condensation and Moisture

Written on October 14, 2020 at 4:51 PM, by

If you’re noticing unusual moisture and condensation in your compressed air system, you may have a lot of questions. Namely, why is it happening, and how can you fix it? If you’re in an environment that demands 100% moisture-free compressed air, you need a solution fast. Excess condensation in an air compressor can also cause  Continue Reading »

Traditional Oil or Synthetic Lubricant — Which Is Better for My Air Compressor?

Written on October 1, 2020 at 9:29 AM, by

If your company is one of the 70% of manufacturing facilities that use compressed air as a substantial portion of their operations, you know lubrication is essential for helping industrial air compressors maintain optimal performance and longevity. The choice of conventional or synthetic lubricant should be weighed carefully, though. In this guide, we’ll discuss some pros  Continue Reading »

6 Signs Your Air Compressor Pressure Is Too High or Too Low

Written on September 28, 2020 at 8:37 PM, by

When you use an industrial air compressor, making sure it has the right air pressure is critical. Some operators believe running a compressor at relatively high pressure improves performance, but the opposite is true. Operating an air compressor at an air pressure above your performance requirements guzzles power, makes your compressor less efficient, decreases productivity and  Continue Reading »

8 Warning Signs You Need Your Compressor or Dryer Rebuilt

Written on January 16, 2020 at 4:19 PM, by

A good air compressor and dryer system can be a valuable asset to many different kinds of businesses. Many facilities depend on them for continued operation, so a reliable compressor is essential. If your compressor system goes down, it can be costly, significantly affecting your productivity and bottom line. Keeping compressors and dryers well-maintained is  Continue Reading »

Three Benefits of Compressor Control Systems

Written on December 31, 2019 at 3:59 PM, by

If your building or warehouse depends on compressed air for daily operation, a compressor control system could save you money and time. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of air compressor control, as well as the difference between a centralized and distributed control system. Table of Contents Compressor Control System: Overview and Uses  Continue Reading »

How Does an Air Compressor Filter Work?

Written on December 7, 2019 at 11:38 AM, by

  Air compressors supply power to a wide variety of machines in many different industries and applications. Machinery and tools used in construction work, like jackhammers and air sanders, are powered by air compressors, as are many types of pneumatic HVAC control systems. Compressed air has a variety of contaminants in it that require removal  Continue Reading »

How Do I Regulate My Air Compressor?

Written on December 7, 2019 at 11:38 AM, by

When you operate an air compressor, the success of your projects is largely determined by the pressure of the air itself. For each application to get the right amount of pressure, you need to make sure that the settings are correct. To make these adjustments and ensure that you do, in fact, have the proper  Continue Reading »

How to Find a Leak in Your Industrial Air Compressor & What to Do About It

Written on May 31, 2019 at 7:55 AM, by

At factories, industrial air compressor issues are among the costliest problems that can affect a given production. Trouble is, an industrial air compressor leak can be difficult to pinpoint unless you know which parts to inspect on the unit and peripheral devices. In order to run a profitable facility, you must be able to identify and rectify  Continue Reading »

Common Problems With Air Compressors

Written on March 5, 2019 at 11:35 AM, by

An air compressor problem could stem from one of many issues, such as an air leak, an oil leak or a broken part. In some cases, you might have insufficient pressurization or air flow. In other cases, the compressor might fail to start up or stop running as prompted. Whatever the cause of the problem,  Continue Reading »