Industrial Air Compressor Installation

Industrial air compressors are a great choice for those that need compressed air in many separate areas of their business at once. While portable air compressors are useful for small jobs, a well placed, well connected industrial air compressor can offer significant increases in productivity. This is due to their increased pressure allotted over portable models and the ease with which a worker can obtain compressed air from the network of pipes that are connected to the stationary unit.

When deciding to install a stationary industrial air compressor, it is important to note a variety of factors that could impede performance or degrade the components of your unit. Appropriate placing is important for a variety of these factors. A well placed unit should first have access to enough actual cubic units of incoming air flow. This amount varies from unit to unit, but a standard 1000 cubic feet of air flow per 5 hp of the compressor's motor rating is necessary. When placing the unit it is also a good idea to make sure the motor and functional parts are placed to allow for easy maintenance access.

Temperature is also important to be aware of as temperatures below 32 or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit are conditions where the compressor could be under undue amounts of stress, leading to early malfunction. Dust and humidity present in the air can also be an issue, as any humidity in the air is transferred through the air compressor being used by the workers, potentially causing problems. Dust can be another factor in the early degradation of compressor parts.

Lastly you should consider noise when placing your unit. A poorly placed air compressor can severely impede work performance for those that are subject to it's noise. Reviewing local statutes on noise limitations and discussing placement with an experienced compressed air vendor is a good idea before placement.

Effective placing will prevent the compressor from shaking too much and will prevent any unnecessary maintenance in the future. Finally, consider the use of floor dampeners along the anchoring areas of the unit to further reduce noise, vibration, and any possible damage to the floor or your industrial compressor unit. Units that do not use floor dampeners can create unnecessary stress on the unit due to vibrations. By using these floor dampeners, not only will the compressor be relieved of stress, but the sounds of the industrial air compressor will be muffled to a peaceful hum.