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FAQ: Store More, Do More With Air Receiver Tanks

Air receiver tanks are useful addition to your air compressor system, and they are recommended in almost every circumstance. They increase the storage capacity of your compressed air system, and that alone can make them invaluable, but they also do so much more. Air receiver tanks remove temperature fluctuations and reduce the load on other…

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FAQ: The Importance of Proper Filtration

Clean air is essential to the functioning of your compressor. If you think the compression process obliterates the dirt, dust, water and oil particles which make their way through the intake vent, you’ve got another thing coming. When that junk gets into your equipment, it combines to form a mess of gunky residue which seriously…

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FAQ: Electrical Guidelines and Best Practices

Some electrical practices are intuitively well understood by the technically minded. You don’t want too much moisture, for instance, or to use an ungrounded outlet. Other considerations may not be as obvious, for example pneumatic tools may generate static electricity, which can ignite fumes and flammable vapors present in the environment Care should always be…

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FAQ: EPA/Oil Water Separators

Keeping Your Air Compressor Compliant In most instances, the air compressor you operate will use oil to lubricate the mechanism. Though this oil is collected, filtered and reused, it eventually comes to the end of its use and ultimately must be drained and replaced. Because environmental regulators levy fines for contamination, an oil/water separator was…

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FAQ: Lessons Learned of Dessicant Dryers

Desiccant dryers are a great option for removing moisture from compressed air.  If you already use a desiccant dryer or are looking at purchasing one, here are a few lessons learned after years of air dryer use. 1. Purge Rates When it comes to purging rates, for a desiccant dryer, this is based on the…

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FAQ: Desiccant Air Dryer Sizing

Properly sizing a desiccant air dryer may seem simple.  Just line up the maximum output of the compressor to the air dryer inlet capacity, and done!  Right? Wrong.  Done this way, you’ll end up with a dryer that is oversized and unnecessary. Properly sizing a desiccant air dryer is anything but obvious.  Keep reading to…

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FAQ: Types of Compressed Air Dryers – Refrigerant and Regenerative Desiccant

Why Use Refrigerated Dryers Industrial or commercial facilities that use air-operated machinery or tools, must have an efficient compressed air dryer to remove any water vapor from the compressed air and prevent condensation from interfering with sensitive machinery or producing condensation which can rust and damage the machine. Refrigerated compressed air dryers are used because…

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FAQ: Different Types of Compressed Air Dryers

If you use air operated tools and machinery, owning a compressed air dryer is a must. Compressed air dryers work to remove moisture from the air, protecting valuable tools and machinery, and your work, from water damage and rust.  When air is compressed, the moisture in that air remains and with an air dryer, this…

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