Below freezing temperature can have a lot of negative effects on your air compressor. Probably the most obvious one is that compressed air produces condensate which will naturally freeze when the temperature drops below freezing. When this happens, your compressed air equipment can get both short-term and long-term damages like the heat exchangers freezing and … Continue reading How Extremely Cold Temperature Can Affect Your Air Compressor
Compressed air plays a crucial role in the automotive industry. It is used in every aspect, like manufacturing parts with pneumatic equipment, air brushing paint onto the bodies of the cars, and efficient vehicle maintenance, among others. That is why it is not at all surprising that every body shop and auto service center makes … Continue reading Cast Iron vs Aluminum: Which is a Better Auto Shop Compressor?
When maintaining a compressor system it’s best to start with the compressor. It’s the most crucial part of the system after all since it’s the component that actually compresses the air. Every compressor is different depending on its design, type, and intended use and each model will have its own specifications in terms of correct … Continue reading Air Compressor Issues to Watch Out For
We’ve discussed types of filters in a previous blog entry and the particular filter we’ll be talking about here is not one of those that cleans the lines of all manner of particulates and condensate. This filter is the initial part of the filter, regulator and lubricator system (FRL) and its job is to remove … Continue reading Selecting the Right Point-of-Use Filter
Most industrial use of compressed air (barring clean breathing, cleaning, or other systems) is for the operation of tools. These are the backbone of any factory floor since those tools, and the people who operate them, are what enable your company to keep doing what it’s supposed to. That’s why making sure those tools are … Continue reading Maximizing Air Tool Effectiveness
When establishing an air compressor network you’ll need to take a good look at what you want the piping to be made of. There are actually pluses and minuses and technical reasons why one type of piping should be chosen over another. Depending on the type of system you may want to consider a variety … Continue reading What Kind of Pipe Material Should I Use?