You finally have the right air compressor for your industrial application, and it seems to be working great. However, unless you understand how to read the pressure gauge on an industrial air compressor, you can’t really know if it’s doing the job it’s supposed to. If it’s not, you may not find out before it’s too late. Here’s the information you need on how to read an air compressor pressure gauge and what to do if you don’t like what you see.

How to Read an Air Compressor Gauge, and Why It’s Important

Air compressor pressure gauges measure pressure in pounds per square inch (PSI), usually ranging from 0 to around 250, depending upon the type of gauge and the type of air compressor. Confusion may arise from the fact that your air compressor may have two gauges. Why are there two gauges, and what do the two different gauges mean?

These two gauges represent the pressure setting on the air regulator and the pressure level inside the air tank itself. The air regulator gauge, on the left, controls the amount of air pressure you are making available to the tank. The tank air gauge tells you the actual pressure that is inside the air tank.

What Are Proper Air Compression Levels?

Proper air compression levels will depend upon the size of your air compressor and the specific application in which you are using the air compressor. If you call The Titus Company, one of our experts can help you establish what the right compression levels are for your air compressor.

What Do I Do If My Air Compression Levels Are Too High or Too Low?

If the pressure levels in your air tank are not at the PSI you need them to be, you can adjust the compressor regulator until you are getting the proper flow and pressure. If this does not work, you may need a more powerful air compressor unit, or your unit may need repair.

Who Can Help Me With My Air Compressor Questions?

When it comes to air compressors, The Titus Company has all the knowledge you will ever need. We have been solving compressed air and gas problems for customers in businesses throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia for over 30 years. We have a wide range of quality air compressors and know how all the best air compressors work, what they can do and how you can best put them to work for you and your business.

If you have any questions at all about air compressors, all you have to do is contact us online today or give us a call at 610.913.9100. We’ll be in touch as soon as possible to answer any air compressor questions you may have.