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Articles about compressed air and air compressors.

Motor startup system (Star-Delta)

Industrial grade rotary screw air compressors are typically driven by a 3-phase asynchronous electrical motor. These motors range from 5 kW to 1000 kW or

Why have an air receiver anyways?

Why do compressed air systems need an air receiver anyway? They are bulky, take up a lot of room, costs money.. and they don’t do

Winter is coming…

The cold weather bring a particular set of problems to compressed air systems – and these problems start even before temperatures reach negative values (I’m

‘Oil Vomiting’ Air Compressors

I’ve received two similar questions this week, about screw compressors with a very specific problem. I call this an ‘oil vomiting’ air compressor. It’s when

Cheap filters vs OEM filters

Your compressed air filters need replacement… what do you choose? Those expensive OEM filters or a cheaper copy of them? Nowadays, for almost any brand

Water in Compressed Air Calculations

Water in Compressed Air Calculations To continue on the topic of ‘water in your compressed air’ (the other two articles are here and here), let’s

Your Dumb Air Compressor

In my last article, I quickly mentioned some of the energy wastes in compressed air systems. One of those was “inefficient compressed air production”? What