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Compressor Room Advantages with Oil-Free Centrifugal Air Compressors

The level of competition in this industry is always rising, so the need to stay cost efficient is always a must. Manufacturers have found that centrifugal air compressors are can reduce plant costs related to supplying compressed air.

What Is Centrifugal Air Compressor Technology?

Centrifugal air compressors operate by transferring kinetic energy from a rotating impeller into potential energy in the diffuser. There are several stages within the centrifugal pressure design, as well as a intercooling stage between each major stage. Centrifugal air compressors are designed to flourish under high capacities, and work best when used for applications over 200 total horsepower.

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Class o Certified Oil-Free Air

Class o per ISO 8573-1 or “oil-free air” can be produced by centrifugal air compressors, which can minimize maintenance required at a manufacturing facility, while also reducing energy costs. An oil-free airstream is necessary for companies that produce textiles, medicine, electronics, and food products.

The oil in the machine is kept out of the actual air path, since oil-free compressors do not use oil in their actual compression process. This also helps keep costs down by minimizing the number of filter change outs required. Oil-free centrifugal air compressors are designed for lower maintenance, and provide the highest energy efficiency. Read more details on the advantages of oil-free centrifugal air compressors here.

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