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Even though it is possible, in theory, to have your compressor system setup and functional without compressed air management in place; air tanks majorly increases the load on your compressor and will increase uptime and decrease downtime in between. This will greatly decrease the lifespan of your compressor and the cost to buy a new compressor is a bit higher than the cost of the tank.

The ideal set up for your compressed air storage is to have split storage between your wet and dry air. Your split will be ⅓ wet and ⅔ dry air storage. So if you have 600 gallons of storage you will have 200 gallons of wet air storage and then 400 gallons of storage after the dryer. Compressed air management helps ease the load on your dryer and compressor. All the while, providing you with compressed air available whenever it is needed.

Clean Compressed Air, No Question

Now, using an oil-water separator is definitely a key component of compressed air management, but that doesn’t mean you won’t go unpunished for not doing it. Every time you dump improperly filtered wastewater filled with oil into a place it should not go you run the risk of heavy fines and potential imprisonment.

Far and away the biggest benefit to having an oil water separator is the improved removal of oil. When given enough time and space, oily wastewater will separate into two different layers. Oil will float to the top due to being lighter than water and with a simple oil skimmer it can be removed easily and efficiently.

Properly removing and disposing of oil is a problem both for the environment and economically for the individual. By minimizing the amount of particulates and oils that enter the OWS, through proper filtration in your compressed air system, lower quantities of sludge and oil will float to the top and need to be removed. This will give you longer periods between needing to move the oil or get maintenance on your equipment.

Compressed Air Where You Need It

The main objective of compressed air piping and compressed air management is to deliver the compressed air to the point of use without losing pressure or adding contaminants. The material and sizing of the piping can affect pressure and velocity of the air traveling through the piping. So a lot goes into determining how to size these pipes properly.

Proper compressed air management has accounted for all of the pressure drop in your system, not just that which may be caused by the pipes. You’ll also want to regularly maintain your equipment so that it does not affect the integrity of your compressed air pipes. Any time that you can it is smart to reduce the distance the air has to travel to reduce the likelihood of pressure drop

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Compressed Air Tanks

If you’re having a large drop-off in air pressure somewhere down the line of your compressors it could mean that you need additional air storage, our line of air tanks can help solve your storage issue today. 

Compressed air management benefits greatly from proper storage in place.

Water Separators

Sometimes called a moisture trap, a separator removes only liquid water from compressed air lines. Within a separator there are usually impingement baffles, wire mesh, cyclonic devices, or filter elements. These features force liquid to fall to a low point in the container.

Air Piping

Now that you’re in the market for air piping, you are in the correct location. Over the past few years, aluminum piping has become the standard. It doesn’t leak air around the threads like threaded pipe, is less expensive than copper, and doesn’t corrode like a galvanized pipe when water vapor enters the line.

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