This section is about all the things after the air compressor.
Creating compressed air is just the first step.
There are several things that we need to do before we have usable compressed air at the point of use.
We need clean the compressed air to make sure the compressed air quality is high enough. We do this with compressed air dryers and compressed air filters.
We also need to transport the compressed air to the end users. Because we need the compressed air at the shop floor, not just at the compressor.
Here's an overview of the various systems and equipment needed in a compressed air system.
Compressed air filters
Compressed air filters protect your equipment from dust, dirt, oil and water. Dust will wear down your equipment (like the air motor in grinders, pneumatic actuators and it can make pneumatic control valves get stuck.
More about compressed air filters
Compressed Air Dryers
An important part of many compressed air systems is the compressed air dryer. Although not necessary for DIY at home type compressors, when you use many air tools or air-operated machinery, an air dryer is a must have!
More about compressed air dryers
Compressed Air Piping
Compressed air flows from your compressor to the end-users (pneumatic machines, work stations, etc) through your compressed air piping. Big deal, a pipe is a pipe, right?!
Avoid pressure loss and problems with our clear information on compressed air piping.