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The Top 10 FAQs About Compressed Air – Fun Facts About Compressed Air

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! In this article, we’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about compressed air, and then some… Here are the top 10 compressed air questions we’ve answered for you: What is compressed air made of? How is air compressed? What causes pressure in compressed air? Why is […]

Rotary Screw

Easy Guide To Rotary Screw Air Compressors (2020 Edition)

Updated: Apr 28, 2020. Rotary screw air compressors operate by trapping air between two meshed rotors and reducing the volume of that trapped air as it moves down through the rotors. This reduction in volume results in compressed air, which can then be used to power air tools, inflate tires, or in numerous other applications. […]

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Best Service Truck Air Compressors For 2020

Discovering the best service truck air compressors for the upcoming year can be tough, but your fellow service truck operators are here to help! A  poll on Facebook in the Service Trucks group, which has 17,000 members, asked what service truck operators across the United States and Canada think are the best service truck air […]

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Types of Portable Diesel Air Compressors

Portable diesel air compressors come in numerous styles, sizes and formats. In this article, we’ll talk about the most common types of diesel-powered portable air compressors, so you can make sense of your various options.

Tow Behind Air Compressor

9 Reasons You Should Ditch Your Tow-Behind Air Compressor

Tow-behind air compressors took the world by storm a few decades ago when they met a simple need: available compressed air, wherever you want it. It was a game-changer for a lot of industries. But once the novelty of tow-behind air compressors wore off, their limitations became apparent. Manufacturers began to look at innovative ways […]

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Compressed Air Filtering Basics – Contaminants, Filters & More!

Take a deep breath. Breathe out. Breathe in… Now, let’s talk about all the contaminants in that air you’re breathing! Atmospheric air is naturally contaminated. In addition to oxygen, air also contains water vapor, dust and dirt, and a medley of other filthy particles depending on the surrounding environment. The average metropolitan area, for example, […]

COMPRESSED AIR AFTERCOOLERS

Why Is there Water In My Compressed Air?

People have been living with water in their compressed air lines for so long, many look upon the problem as a necessary nuisance. Some operators have just accepted that their tools drip or spew hot water, or that they need to drain the water out of their air compressor receiver tank on a regular basis. […]

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FAQ: Air Compressor Regulations in California

California has some of the toughest regulations in the United States across many industries and air compressors are no exception. Further, California’s legislation often pioneers the laws adopted by the rest of the nation. From anti-idling laws to air receiver tank sizes, we’ll help you understand all of California’s current air compressor regulations in this […]

California Clean Air

How Clean Air Regulations Impact Vehicles With Air Compressors

Federal and state air regulations play an important role in keeping communities safe and healthy and have driven significant innovation in the clean energy sector. But what does this mean for the mobile air compressor industry, which often requires an idling engine to power the air compressor? In this article, we’ll break down the major […]

Air Tools and CFM

How Many CFM Do I Need To Run Air Tools? – CFM Chart

It can be tough to know how many CFM you need in an air compressor to operate your air tools. Too little CFM and you won’t be able to run your tools continuously—or at all!—and too much CFM could mean you’ve overspent on your air compressor. To help you find the compressor that’s right for […]