As you consider the design of your air compressor system for your facility, here are a few things you might not think of to maximize the efficiency and functionality of your plant: QUICK COUPLING CONNECTORS:  Use these sparingly. Quick coupling devices should only be implemented when quick disconnecting of hand tools or paint guns is […]

Grease, as you may remember, is the word. It’s also the time, and the place, and the motion. It will also keep your air compressor running smoothly. Your air compressor motor needs lubrication to run – but not too much! The difficulty here is that for every make or model of compressor, there may be […]

As children, we were told the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  You remember – too hot… too cold… just right? Well, Goldilocks was on to something, because there is a ‘just right’ operating temperature for your air compressor system, just like there was for the porridge. Operating temperature is important because it helps […]

There are a number of reasons you want to make sure your air compressor is in a properly ventilated area. Obviously, safety comes first.  Some compressors can produce potentially hazardous fumes and run at high temperatures. Ensuring proper ventilation can eliminate the dangers associated with these concerns. However, there are other reasons – and other […]

Moisture is the enemy.  If you’re paying attention at all to the air compressor you have installed and this blog, you know that for a fact. Keeping the compressed air you utilize moisture-free is critical to the lifespan of your compressor and the well-being and operation of your facility. There are two predominant ways you […]

Pop quiz: what is the only pharmaceutical drug actually manufactured in hospitals and health care facilities? Answer: Medical grade compressed air. Medical air is used in just about every area of a hospital and is administered to patients who need inhaled medications and anesthesia, while patients are under anesthesia, for treatment of respiratory conditions, and […]

One of our Charlotte Account Representatives, Brad Bost, discusses different installation considerations – not one compressor system install is the same! Contact our sales department if you would like more information on air compressor installation at (866) 413-8077.

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. […]

As we discuss a lot in this blog, there are some things you can do on your own to ensure your air compressor system lasts a good long time- as it was built to. Someone asked us to keep it simple, and give them five things you can do right now to lengthen the life […]