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Get Compressor Room Advantages with Oil-Free Centrifugal Air Compressors

Understanding Centrifugal Technology Before investigating the benefits of centrifugal air compressors, it is important to understand the technology behind the compressor. Centrifugal, sometimes referred to as dynamic compressors, work by transferring kinetic energy from a rotating impeller into potential energy … Continue reading

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How to Optimizing Today’s Pneumatic Systems

In the last ten years, the design of pneumatic systems has changed dramatically, mainly due to developments in the technologies that create them. Pneumatic manufacturers’ online tools for sizing components have evolved, the fieldbus systems are ever-changing, component designs are … Continue reading

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Centrifugal Air Compressor Controls and Sizing Basics

By Tim Dugan, P.E. President, Compression Engineering Corporation Larger air compressors, typically over 500 hp, in refineries, pulp and paper plants, chemical and other processing plants often have high-speed, multi-stage air compressors called “centrifugal” air compressors. As seen from a … Continue reading

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4 Compressed Air System Lessons to Be Aware Of

Compressed air systems are an integral part of many industrial applications. Because of this, it’s important to understand how they operate & what to be aware of in order to help you make more informed decisions. With several years of … Continue reading

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Compressed Air Central Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

Quite often the typical variability in compressed air flow demand does not proportionately translate into power reductions at the air compressors. This can be a result of numerous problems with the compressed air supply system. It is important to understand … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Regular Air Compressor Cleaning

When we think about compressed air, our imagination is of the big, loud, dirty, unreliable machine in the back corner of our facility. Many businesses around the world rely on compressed air, and an unreliable air compressor can mean stopping … Continue reading

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Business Owners: Why You Should Consider an Industrial Energy Audit!

When you hear the word “audit”, what comes to mind immediately? IRS? Most likely. And in most people’s minds, the IRS is not a positive thought. As a result, the word “audit” by itself generally provokes fear. This is highly … Continue reading

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Benefits of Air Compressor Preventative Maintenance Programs

Industrial air compressors are an integral part of any business that utilizes one such as any major manufacturing plant or operation. In fact, industrial grade air compressors often serve as the primary workhorse to powering an entire operation, which places … Continue reading

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Why It’s Important to Keep Compressed Air Systems Dry

With the advanced development and increased use of industrial compressed air systems, there has been a growing need for clean, dry air. The main reason why: because moisture is damaging to compressed air systems. Moisture that is trapped in a … Continue reading

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