Air Filters, Regulators & Lubricators
An efficient compressed air system is the product of good planning to ensure minimum pressure loss in the system, and the removal of most contaminants; water, compressor oil, particles, etc. An inefficient system results in higher costs per unit of compressed air, improper or erratic tool operation, shortened component life, and reduced capacity. These problems can cost hundreds of dollars a year. When laying out a compressed air system, one should consider the size of the compressor and the most effective way to process and distribute the air. Many systems in operation today are the result of add-on components which have been interconnected as the requirement for air, within a given operation, is increased. The outline information here is offered as a guide for upgrading an existing system or to aid in planning a new compressed air system.