4 Key Things to Consider When Buying Compressed Air Systems

Commercial compressed air systems play a vital role in the functioning of any industrial plant. They are used in every industrial sector, from aircraft to automobiles to dairy farming to textiles. Thus, when it comes to buying the most suitable air compressor system for your needs, you must consider a few things that will help you select the right one.

  1. Duty Cycle

A compressor may provide adequate flow for a short period, but its allowable duty cycle must be considered. Industrial air compressors are usually oversized to periodically shut down and cool off because of the relatively high operating temperatures. Taking into account the duty cycle of an air compressor helps to eliminate the risk of overheating and excessive wear.

  1. Single And Two Stage Reciprocating Compressors

Reciprocating compressors are widely found in two configurations – Single and Two Stage. A single stage compressor can attain pressures up to 125 psi, whereas two stage can attain pressures up to 200 psi. It is up to you to decide what type of compressor your specific application requires.

  1. ACFM and HP

Actual Cubic Feet per Minute (ACFM) is a measurement of the velocity at which air flows into or out of a space. It is actually the amount of compressed air delivered by the air compressor. Higher ACFM values generally require larger air tanks and horsepower (HP). ACFM also depends upon the total size of the cylinder as well as the efficiency of the pump.

  1. Choose the right company

Before choosing industrial air compressor suppliers , you should keep in mind the following things –

  • Does the company have a reputation for building quality and efficient equipment?
  • Do they carry all the necessary parts and accessories you may need to maintain the optimal performance of your air compressor?
  • How long has the company been in business?

Now that you know what to look for in a commercial air compressor invest wisely in a solution which will power your pneumatic tools for years to come. Happy Buying!

About Seaway Fluid Power:

Seaway Fluid Power is one of the leading air compressor suppliers for industrial needs. With our wide range of air compressors, we have helped numerous businesses maximize their efficiency, cut down energy costs, and eliminate the risk of costly downtime. To check out our product line-up, visit us today. To learn more, give us a call at (905) 688-1243.

Seaway Fluid Power (SFP), was established in 1976. Based in St. Catherines, Ontario, SFPG provides its customers with quality fluid power products and services. SFPG carries an extensive parts inventory of fluid power products such as hydraulics, pneumatics, hose and fittings, stainless steel fittings, instrumentation and compressed air.

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