Choosing the Right Industrial Air Compressor

Many tools and equipment utilized in industrial or construction-based settings are powered by the use of compressed air. The process in how industrial air compressor units work is that they take in large quantities of air and compress it to a high pressured form. The pressurized air is then expelled through a pneumatic hose that goes into various tools, powering them for use. Since these units tend to be expensive, it is important to do your homework ahead of time so that you can select a model that best suits you and your business’ needs. Here are some of the factors that go into choosing the right industrial air compressor:

  • PSI (pounds per square inch)- The amount of pressure produced by the unit. Each tool requires a different PSI level and each unit has a maximum amount of PSI that can be generated
  • CFM (cubic feet per minute)- measures the amount of air moving through the compressor unit. Keep in mind that a higher CFM is needed if multiple tools will be run at the same time by the same unit
  • Air dryer- Many industrial air compressors contend with condensates forming inside the system, which can cause damage. Dryers serve to remove these condensates and are a necessary part of the unit
  • Filter- Air filters serve to remove airborne micro particles such as water vapoir, oil and/or dirt from the system.
  • Power Type- Whether you prefer your unit to be run by gas or electricity.

Be sure to take all of these considerations in mind when it comes to choosing the right industrial air compressor. Of course, purchase your unit from an established, credible air compressor dealer. Their expertise and knowledge can help you select the right system for your needs.

For all of your air compressor needs Air Center, Inc. should be able to help.  Air Center stocks many air compressor parts and filters for major manufacturers, designs and installs compressed air systems, and employs technicians who are able to service any compressed air equipment.