EQUIPMENT NEWS / Post date: 1 June 2014
Moisture, created by a compressed air system, is the most significant contributor to the failure of air tools and lubrication equipment. In areas of the country with high humidity, the failure rate can be even higher. It is possible to remove 60 to 75 percent of the moisture in an air tank with the use of a belt guard or free-standing after cooler connected to your compressor. Either of these options performs well and both are reasonably priced. Removing this level of moisture from your system can save you costly downtime and money.
True or false? If you increase your inlet air pressure to any air-operated device, you will increase flow or speed. This is not true. For the majority of air-operated equipment, the maximum flow rate should be no more than 80 to 100 PSI. Increasing air pressure puts extra stress on air motors, which can be dangerous and shorten the life of the system components.
For more information about after coolers, check with the company that manufactured and/or services your compressor. For additional assistance, you can always contact the Castrol Equipment Department by phone at 704-999-0249 or by email at email@example.com.