Where to Put Your Air Compressor

Rotary Screw Air Compressors Locating your air compressor is one of the most important aspects of maintaining your equipment. The location of your air compressor can determine the costs you incur, work productivity, accessibility, and even product efficiency. Finding a good location for your air compressor is extremely important as it can affect your entire business. Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to finding a good location for your air compressor.

  • Consider the noise level, as the sound level can be distracting to workers. Find a place where the sound will not be an issue
  • Ensure the compressor has ‘breathing room’. Consider adding vents if the compressor is in a room as it needs air space to keep cool
  • The selected area needs to be cool and clean since the compressor generates heat

In addition, prep the area you will keep your air compressor with equipment that ensures the unit will run properly. This includes a power supply, batteries and/or a nearby outlet, depending on the compressor’s power type. Be sure that the space and equipment can handle the air compressor’s horsepower and of course, be sure to carefully read the instructions on your unit.

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