If you’ve determined what size of compressor you need and the engine requirements to power that compressor the next important step is to ensure that the combination is going to operate optimally in your working environment. In the case of mobile compressors this may include high altitudes, dirty environments and large ambient air temperature fluctuations. For this article, we will focus on the different methods of rejecting the heat generated by your compressor system. Continue reading “Keeping Your Cool: Managing the heat rejection requirements of your air compressor system”
It is important to consider where your compressor air intake is located. Some factors to consider are: particulates in the air (dust which can plug filters), ingestion potential (can the intake become plugged with snow or mud) and the temperature of the air when it enters the compressor. If you are mounting an air compressor to an internal combustion engine and/or in any type of enclosure the ambient air temperature around the compressor can rise well above the outside ambient temperature causing a reduction in compressor performance. Continue reading “How inlet temperature affects air flow”
Say you have an air tank or some other suitably pressure rated vessel and you want to figure out how long it will take to bring the pressure up to a certain level using a compressor of known capacity (CFM) and you want to do it using common sense, not a lot of formulas.
Proper maintenance of air tools used in mobile applications, such as tire service, mobile mechanics trucks and construction, directly affects worker productivity, operations costs and profit. When an impact gun or air grinder or jackhammer breaks down prematurely, equipment operators can’t do their jobs, causing work delays (and unhappy customers) and unnecessarily high tool replacement costs. Continue reading “Five Key Mobile Air Tool Best Practices: Optimizing Performance & Extending Lifecycle”