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Air Compressor Basics

Air Compressor Basics

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What Size Air Compressor Do I Need For Air Tools?

Air compressors come in many sizes, but the size doesn’t determine whether an air compressor is powerful enough for your air tools. Instead, you should assess your tools’ air requirements and find an air compressor size that can meet those requirements. Why Bigger Isn’t Always Better We’ve all heard that bigger isn’t always better, and […]

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How To Calculate Air Compressor CFM to kW

People have been asking how to calculate air compressor CFM to KW and we want to help tackle the question. But first and foremost, its essential to understand that CFM and KW are not directly convertible metrics. CFM refers to Cubic Feet per Minute, which measures the volume of air that is coming out of […]

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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.

reciprocating engine driven air compressor or a rotary screw engine driven air compressor

Reciprocating air compressor or a rotary screw air compressor for OEM applications?

Factors to consider when deciding between a reciprocating air compressor and a rotary screw air compressor. When deciding whether to install a new engine driven air compressor or change your existing design, it’s essential to understand the operating characteristics, capabilities and limitations of the two alternative air compressors commonly considered. To help you understand how […]

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Truck Mounted Rotary Screw Air Compressors For Service Vehicles (2021)

Mobile air compressor technology has improved rapidly in recent years and operators have more options today than in the past. There are two primary categories of truck mounted rotary screw air compressors that operators can choose between: Above-deck air compressors Vehicle integrated air compressors Both above-deck and vehicle integrated air compressors provide mobile air and […]

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Easy Guide To Rotary Screw Air Compressors (2021 Edition)

Updated: Jan 25, 2021. 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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How To Use An Air Compressor In 5 Simple Steps

Using an air compressor is easy—once you know what to do! We’ll talk about the basic steps required to operate almost any air compressor, including gas driven, diesel driven and portable electrical air compressors. While this post serves as a general guide, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the specific air compressor you will be […]

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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 […]

Tow Behind Air Compressor

9 Reasons You Should Ditch Your Tow-Behind Air Compressor

Tow-behind air compressors took the world by storm after World War II, when they met a simple need: available compressed air, wherever you want it. Tow-behind air compressors gained their initial popularity in the mining industry, where they were used to power rock drills, before being adapted for other industries in the decades that followed. […]

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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, […]