Many facilities and people who work around compressed air tend to take it for granted.  You turn it on, or activate the tool or machine you are using, and it’s just there.  It’s that reliable. What can’t be overlooked about compressed air, is the inherent danger in working around it.  If used properly, with common […]

Imagine waking up to a message from your facility’s air compressor that one of the filters needs cleaning, or that something more severe is about to occur. It’s more than just a dream, it’s happening with air compressors you can monitor remotely, with a 24/7 stream of information that lets you know exactly how your […]

There are so many questions about the future that it is literally impossible to predict what will happen tomorrow, let alone a year or more from now. What if we told you we have a crystal ball, and that we can predict how well your air compressor system will perform long into the future based […]

As with any mechanical system, your air compressor is subject to occasional hiccups- problems not quite big enough to shut the system down, but not small enough that you can afford to ignore them. Here are three trouble-some issues that could pop up in your system that will need to be addressed. Decreased pressure- Your […]

Occasionally, as knowledgeable and professional as our own technicians are, an installation project comes along that is big enough to require a consultation. In these rare instances, ACS will partner with an engineering firm or other consultants to ensure the job is done correctly. Typically, the company building a new facility will hire an engineering […]

We ask you repeatedly for questions and you never fail to respond. Here’s another list of the questions we see most often, and of course the answers. Q: Why is my air compressor overheating? A: Check your oil level. Add if you find that you need to. If that doesn’t bring your operating temperature down […]

Fresh air. It rejuvenates and invigorates, and it’s still pretty dirty. Ambient air may seem clean, but compression can cause even the freshest air to require filtering. Get this: compressing ambient air to 100psi increases the contaminants by a whopping 800%.  All that dirt and oil in the air going through your compressor will need […]

The words “Winter is coming” may get Game of Thrones fans excited, but it should set off alarms in your head if you rely on an industrial air compressor to keep your business up and running. We talk a lot in this blog about moisture and your air compressor, and the damage it can cause. […]

You don’t have to be a hipster to realize the craft brewing industry is exploding across the US. Craft brewers and other facilities are using compressed air in making the brews that turn heads and win awards. ACS and Ingersoll Rand have been supplying the craft brewing industry with air compressors since before the trend […]

Periodically, we like to answer common questions we get from our clients- who sometimes think they can stump our experts. Some questions are easier than others. Q: What is the difference between “stop-start” and “constant run” and which is better? A: That’s two questions but we’ll allow it. A “stop-start” compressor is equipped with a […]