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All About Desiccant Air Dryers

Posted on: January 5, 2016

 A desiccant is a dehumidifying agent that induces or sustains a state of dryness in its vicinity. It adsorbs and holds particles of water to itself.  Over time, the desiccant breaks down and loses its effectiveness. This causes increased energy consumption within the compressed air system due to lower compression efficiency, air leakage, and/or pressure […]

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How Much Will Compressed Air Cost You?

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Compressed air is used in many different industries. From refrigerator manufacturers to toy makers, companies around the world depend on compressed air to produce products. It’s so important that many consider it a utility as significant as electricity, water or natural gas. Unfortunately, compressed air is also an expensive utility to produce. Many businesses spend […]

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7 Steps to Save Energy and Money With Your Compressed Air System

Posted on: December 9, 2015

7 Steps to Save Money and Energy with Your Compressed Air System In today’s competitive world, cost control is the key factor to turning a profit. Air compressors can blow away money from your production budget if they are not properly maintained. Leaks and worn parts reduce the pressure your compressor can produce. Worn seals […]

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The Truth About Comingling

Posted on: December 8, 2015

Quincy Compressor strongly discourages the mixing of products from other suppliers with Quincy supplied fluids. Such mixing can result in reduced equipment and/or fluid life, malfunctions and/or lowering of system efficiency and possibly catastrophic system failure. Also, if the equipment supplier/servicer has provided a warranty tied to the use of Quincy Compressor fluids, such a warranty […]

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Vapor Recovery

Posted on: November 10, 2015

Compressor packages can be specifically designed to capture natural gas emissions with high levels of hydrogen sulfide from oilfield stock tanks. This type compression system is called a Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU). Oil Flooded Screw Compressors The oil flooded screw compressor is the most versatile technical solution for either dry or wet gas compression applications. […]

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How To Skin A Deer With An Air Compressor

Posted on: November 5, 2015

What does deer hunting have to do with air compressors? More than you might think. The saying “there’s more than one way to skin a cat” also applies to deer… literally! Using an air compressor to skin a deer may sound strange at first, but it’s actually one of the simplest and easiest ways to […]

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The Benefits of Efficient Air Compressors

Posted on: October 21, 2015

There are many uses of compressed air. In fact, 70 percent of all manufacturers use a compressed air system, for use with machine tools, material handling, as well as spray painting and separation equipment. One reason for that popularity is the safety and convenience of using air as a resource, as opposed to other energy […]

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Crankcase Moisture in Reciprocating Compressors

Posted on: October 13, 2015

When you buy reciprocating compressors, it is important for the compressor to be sized correctly to your air system. If the compressor is not sized properly and the compressor is not allowed to run long enough to actually heat up, the crankcase can retain moisture as a vapor. This moisture can make its way into the oil […]

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Piston Air Compressor Belts

Posted on: October 12, 2015

Reciprocating air compressors, also known as piston air compressors, function by using a series of one-way valves to introduce air into a chamber. Constant motion provided by a series of pistons then compresses the air, a process that is referred to as positive displacement. A typical reciprocating air compressor is similar to a small internal […]

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Why Mixing Air Compressor Fluids Reduces Performance

Posted on: October 9, 2015

With nearly a century of researching, engineering and developing products for the air compressor market, we have made quality our number one goal. We provide uncompromising reliability and performance for the most demanding applications, and we didn’t just do that with our air compressors. We have developed a complete line of parts and fluids that […]

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