Air Compressor Pressure Drop

Your compressed air system is consistently sending its product into your facility, but is it operating as well as it could?

If your air compressor is operating way above the necessary PSI to run your facility (for example – 90 PSI is sufficient for your needs, but you have to operate at 130 PSI to achieve that) then you might be experiencing pressure drop.

Now you have to find out where your system is compromised. Where do you start?

Consider your piping. Is it the right size?  If your pipes are too small, it can restrict the necessary air flow.

Check the configuration of your pipes.  Are there dead ends? Too much pipe for the distance between the compressor and the use area?

Are your compressor components the correct size?  An undersized dryer or filter system will constrict the flow of air to your facility.

Check your couplers and look for leaks.  Even the smallest of leaks can cause a significant drop in pressure over time.

These four items are just the start of your checklist if you’re experiencing pressure drop. Finding the cause of the drop is critical not only in the moment, but ultimately it’s going to cost you money. You’ll be paying for higher energy consumption than your system typically requires to operate.

As mentioned above, it doesn’t take a huge malfunction to make a dent in your bottom line. Just 2 PSI of over-pressurization can cost you thousands of dollars a year.

Our technicians are experts and we offer inspections and can pinpoint leaks in even the hardest-to-find locations.  Give us a call at (866) 413-8077 and let’s make sure you don’t suffer from pressure drop.

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Air Components & Systems is the leader in providing efficient compressed air systems, parts, and repair. With locations in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina, we are able to assist with your compressor needs right away. Call us at (866) 413-8077.