Different Methods for Drying Compressed Air

All atmospheric air contains water vapor, but as air is being compressed, the relative humidity of water increases to 100%. To avoid problems caused by water precipitation in pipes and connected downstream equipment, compressed air must be dried. Here are some methods for drying compressed air: Over-compression Air is compressed to a higher pressure than […]

3 Steps to Minimize Compressed Air Costs

compressed air audit at GKN Aerospace

Compressed air is one of the most important utilities for numerous industries, but it’s also a large consumer of energy. Any savings made in compressed air systems can have a significant impact on costs and the environment. Help minimize compressed air costs by doing the following: Analyze your installation Have your compressed air manufacturer pre-asses […]

Upgrades to Remote Monitoring Systems

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The concept of connected devices has technically been around for several decades. It wasn’t until the late 1990’s that the term – the Internet of Things (IoT) – was coined by Kevin Ashton of Procter & Gamble. Today, IoT is a huge buzzword that includes GPS-based location sensing, security cameras, cell phones and whole host […]

Oil-Sealed vs. Dry Vacuum Pumps

A10 Air Oil Sealed vacuum pumps vs dry vacuum pumps

Currently, there are a wide variety of vacuum pumps available to suit most applications. Oil-sealed pumps have been a workhorse in the industrial markets for decades, but more applications are seeing the benefits of dry vacuum pumps in both performance and maintenance costs. Oil-sealed pumps Oil-sealed pumps – rotary vane, piston, and flooded screw – […]

7 Tips for Safe Use of Compressed Air

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Compressed air is an increasingly common utility in workspaces around the world from factories to construction sites. Although it may seem easy to operate, compressed air can become dangerous if used incorrectly. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to safe operation. Compressed air safety tips Schedule routine maintenance. Work with your compressed […]

Single Stage Vs. Dual Stage Rotary Vane Pumps

GVD Vacuum A10 Compressed Air

Oil-sealed rotary vane pumps are mainstays in industrial vacuums with a wide variety of applications. Typical rotary vane pumps are offered in single-stage and two-stage designs depending on the application and process requirements. Both types are oil-sealed, sliding vane pumps that use plates, or vanes, in an offset rotor to create a volume to compress […]

Enhanced Low Pressure Blower Increases Cost Effectiveness and Reliability

Atlas Copco ZL VSD oil-free lobe blower

Lobe blowers have long been a perfect match for harsh environments due to its reliability and limited need for supervision. They can operate in high-ambient temperatures or high altitudes without issue through use of its cooling system and integrated safety and start-up valve. Atlas Copco recently introduced an enhanced version of the ZL VSD oil-free […]