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Best Compressed Air and Energy Audits

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No two compressed air systems are alike, and it takes an experienced auditor to effectively assess and identify areas of improvement.  At Q Air, our compressed air and energy audits provide the expert assistance needed to maximize system performance, lower operating costs, and increasing system reliability.  Improve your compressed air system by scheduling an audit at www.qair.net.

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Best Selection of Industrial Air Compressors

At Q Air-California, we understand that high-quality industrial air compressors are used in a variety of industries.  With this in mind, we offer a wide range of industrial air compressors to meet your needs.  View our selection or request a quote at www.qair.net.

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Eco-Friendly Compressed Air Solutions

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Compressed air is a common source of energy because it’s readily available, clean, and simple to use.  Many do not initially think of eco-friendly compressed air as a solution for their operations; however, it is an easy choice with many possibilities.

Environmentally Safe Solution

With the rise of eco-friendly compressor technology, such as oil-free or oil-less lubrication processes, centrifugal processors are becoming increasingly popular as the environmentally friendly solution to creating, using, and storing renewable, clean energy across all industries. We can pair our oil-less reciprocating air compressors with other top-quality equipment depending on your specific application. Our oil-less systems don’t contain any oil in the crankcase or compression chamber.  This system ensures that you have enough air pressure for your application and that the air you get is free of contaminants.

Eco-Friendly Compressed Air for All Your Needs

At Q Air-California, we realize that you need clean, dry, and oil-free compressed air for the various applications in many industries including hospitals and food and beverage. This means that not every air compressor will be suitable for your specific needs. We provide custom compressed air packages that include oil-free compressors, rotary screw air compressors, and reciprocating air compressors, among others, so you get exactly what you need.

Discover how you can “go green” with Q Air by contacting our compressed air specialists for more information or to request a quote. We look forward to helping you find an environmentally safe compressed air solution that’s best for your operations.

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Efficient Air Compressor Systems in Southern California

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Keeping your operation running smoothly requires equipment that can handle the high day-to-day demands of your work.  For many operations, efficient air compressor systems provide strong and reliable production abilities.  If your air compressor is old or unable to keep up with demands, this can slow productivity and, in turn, cost your company money.  Having the right air compressor for the job could give your company a productive advantage to succeed in your industry.  Whether you are looking for new air compressor systems for a new project or to replace old, inefficient equipment, Q Air in Southern California can provide you with the products and expertise you need to make your project successful.

With a wide range of systems, our knowledgable air compressor specialist can help you find the best air compressor for you needs.  Our inventory includes well known brands that provide high-quality products that perform at peak efficiency.

Types of Efficient Air Compressor Systems

Reciprocating air compressors, including:

  • In-line compressors
  • Diaphragm compressors
  • Single-acting air compressors
  • Double-acting air compressors
  • “V”-shaped air compressors
  • Tandem Piston compressors

Rotary air compressors, such as:

  • Vane type air compressors
  • Screw compressors
  • Lobe and scroll compressors
  • Many more

Roto-dynamic compressors, including:

  • Centrifugal air compressors
  • Axial flow air compressors

Available Air Compressor Brands

At Q-Air California, we pride ourselves in not only providing top-rated products but also partnering with the best brands in the industry.  Our partners include,

  • Baldor Motors
  • Chicago Pneumatic
  • ConservAIR®
  • Domnick Hunter
  • Great Lakes Air Dryers
  • Kobelco America
  • Kobelco KNW
  • Pnuematech Dryers
  • Quincy
  • ZEKS

If you don’t see the brand name that you are specifically looking for, don’t panic. We may still offer that brand. We strongly encourage you to give us a call at 888.311.7247 for professional assistance and advice. Even if you do not find the brand you are looking for, we may suggest a similar product from a different brand that may be of equal or higher quality based on several years of experience in the air compressor industry.

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Industrial Air Compressor Systems for Distribution and Logistics

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The distribution and logistics industry is a booming and highly competitive industry.  With efficient equipment, manufacturers can have a competitive advantage in maintaining quality distribution and logistical services.  To continue providing the best services, distribution and logistics professionals rely on industrial air compressors to meet their daily requirements.  Q Air-California partners with distribution and logistics manufacturers to offer a variety of industrial air compressor system to meet their management demands.

Types of Industrial Air Compressor Systems

At Q Air, we offer rotary screw and piston-type compressors to meet air and application needs in warehouses or distribution centers.  We offer options designed to engage with increasing high efficiency and quality standards of the top distribution and logistics manufacturers.

No matter the type of product a warehouse is distributing, Q Air-California has the proper industrial air compressor system to meet their needs.  Our industrial air compressors meet the highest standards of efficiency and reliability to distribution and logistic professionals in their work.

Efficient and Reliable Industrial Air Compressor Systems

Distributional and logistical advances continue to grow, and professionals need the best equipment to keep discovering the best way to ship products with efficiency and care.  

Q Air-California understands the importance of having reliable and efficient air compressor systems for distribution and logistics.  To find out how we can help you obtain the best industrial air compressor to meet your needs, contact our specialists today!

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Industrial Air Compressor Systems for CNC Machine Shops

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Computer Numerical-Controlled (CNC) Machine shops across the country rely on Q Air-California’s industrial air compressors to provide precision services for their customers. Compressed air provides fabrication capabilities for the metalworking industry to run efficiently and effectively.

How CNC Machines Use Industrial Air Compressors

CNC machines use industrial air compressors for a variety of functions in the metalworking industry.

Clear Contaminants. During the operation, CNC machines often remove pieces of metal to obtain the desired shape.  This process can leave behind dirt, oil, or dust, which can delay the manufacturing process or reduce machine accuracy.  CNC machines blast compressed air on the pieces to remove any contaminants to ensure manufacturing continues on time, and tools are accurate.

Activate Tool Changes. Compressed air is used to control tool functions such as rapid clamping, tightening, and release operations during the manufacturing process.

Initiating Robotic Systems. Pneumatic systems replace servo and electric motors by using industrial air compressors to power robotic movements.  This capability is beneficial during CNC machining motions such as lifting, transporting, or placing products.

Industrial CNC Machine Options

Many industrial CNC machines use compressed air, including:

  • CNC Mills
  • Lathes
  • Plasma Cutters
  • Electric Discharge Machines (EDMs)
  • Water Jet Cutters

Essential for CNC Machine Shops

Compressed air cleans exposed surfaces to ensure that it is sufficiently dry during the CNC machining process.  The dry air keeps metals free from moisture and corrosion throughout operations.

At Q Air-California, we understand the precision that is necessary for CNC machine shops to function at peak efficiency.  We offer a variety of industrial air compressor options to meet the high demands of the metalworking industry. To find the best industrial air compressor for your operations, contact our experienced staff at 888.311.7247.

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Industrial Air Compressor Systems for Medical Labs

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Medical labs across the country are advancing their research and understanding to help benefit thousands worldwide.  With the proper tools, specialists can continue to discover and learn about the best medical practices for the future.  To continue medical advances, specialists and technicians rely on industrial air compressors to meet their daily research needs.  Q Air-California partners with medical labs to provide a variety of industrial air compressor system to meet their research requirements.

Types of Industrial Air Compressor Systems for Medical Labs

At Q Air, we offer rotary screw and piston-type compressors to meet air and application needs in medical labs.  Our options include oil-free equipment, that is 100% safe and reliable for use in medical laboratories. For research and development demands that require a higher type of compressor, our oil-lubricated works well with proper filtration.

No matter the type of medical research a laboratory is developing, Q Air-California has the proper industrial air compressor system to meet their needs.  Our industrial air compressors meet the highest standards of efficiency and reliability to aid medical researchers in their work.

Efficient and Reliable Industrial Air Compressor Systems

Medical advances continue to grow, and researches need the best equipment to keep discovering, understanding, and learning about the world around us to advance medicine for the future.  

Q Air-California understands the importance of having reliable and efficient air compressor systems for medical labs.  To find out how we can help you obtain the best industrial air compressor to meet your needs, contact our specialists today!

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Using Nitrogen Gas in the Food Manufacturing Process

Gaseous nitrogen is used in a variety of systems and processes in the food manufacturing and packaging industries. Often regarded as the industry standard for non-chemical preservation, nitrogen is an inexpensive, readily available option. Suited for a variety of uses, Nitrogen needs to be monitored for purity and potential contaminants. Depending on the type of use, the distribution channel, and the required purity levels, different testing plans should be implemented to ensure safety.

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Uses For Nitrogen In Food Process

Because foods are comprised of reactive chemicals, it is the job of packaging specialists and food manufacturers to find ways to protect nutrients and ensure the quality of their product. Oxygen can be harmful to packaged foods as this gas causes the food to oxidize and can encourage the growth of microorganisms (Welt and Connaughton, 2017). Foods that are particularly susceptible to these risks include fatty meats, fish, veggies and ready-to-eat products. In fact, a third of fresh food does not reach consumers due to transport spoilage (Sengupta, 2017). Modifying the atmosphere of the packaging can be an effective way to ensure that products remain safe for consumers.

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Compressed Air System Controls Save North American Lighting $91,000 in Energy Costs

By finding a better way to control and manage its compressed air system, North American Lighting, Paris, Ill., has reduced its total compressed air energy use by 27 percent – and in the process – saves over 1,100,000 kWh/year for a total annual savings of $91,000. The project also achieved a payback of less than one year.

Michael Westfield and Sean Wisner

North American Lighting Maintenance Service Manager Michael Westerfield (left) stands next to the Airleader Master Controller with Sean Wisner of Brabazon Pump, Compressor and Vacuum.

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The Vital Role of Specialized Compressors in Helium Recovery

New methods of helium discovery are imperative in our industry, due to the rising costs of the noble gas. Helium is valuable for its applications in leak detection and magnet cooling in medical equipment. The industry also needs to continue developing specialized compressors to find new helium sources.  

Many of the breathing air compressors used in diving equipment sold by manufacturers are not sufficiently gas tight. This can result in expensive helium leakage. Due to the low atomic size and viscosity of helium gas, special valves and gaskets are required in helium compressors. Adhesive sealants are also helpful in preventing gas leaks, but can only provide one-way leak tightness.

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