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Air Compressor Terminology 101

Posted on: May 28, 2014

Commonly used words in the compressed air world Compressor – machines designed from compressing air or gas from an initial intake pressure to a higher discharge pressure Vacuum Pumps – machines for compressing air or gas from an initial pressure which is below atmospheric to a final pressure which is near atmospheric Intercoolers – devices […]

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Selecting an Air Compressor..

Posted on: May 28, 2014

Determine the type of compressor needed based on your PSI needs Determine air consumption: List all equipment and tool requirements, both continuous and intermittent air Add together the cfm requirements of all the equipment/tools you plan to run at the same time. Increase this number by 20% to allow for additional tools, future growth and […]

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Quincy Compressor donates an air compressor

Posted on: May 23, 2014

Quincy Compressor donates an air compressor to the North Baldwin Center for Technology which will be used by students in the Building Construction and Welding Career Technology Education programs at North Baldwin Center for Technology. The air compressor will be used by students in the Building Construction and Welding Career Technology programs at North Baldwin […]

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How To Estimate Power Costs?

Posted on: April 10, 2014

To estimate power costs, you will need to know the following: What is the cost per KWH? How many hours per year does the compressor run? At what capacity will the compressor run or how many hours will the compressor run at various load levels? What are the brake horsepower requirements of the compressor at […]

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Compressed Air Myths

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Myth: Compressed air is not desirable source of power Fact: When properly applied, compressed air can be the best choice. It is a safe, clean source of power that is easy to use and maintain Myth: Compressed air is very expensive Fact: Like the other power sources (electric, battery and hydraulic), compressed air can be […]

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Common Air Compressor Leak Problem Areas

Posted on: April 10, 2014

Air leaks are a significant source of wasted energy in a compressed air system, often wasting as much as 20-30% of the compressor’s output. Compressed air leaks can also contribute to problems with system operations, including: Fluctuating system pressure, which can cause air tools and other air-operated equipment to function less efficiently, possibly affecting production […]

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