Atmospheric air typically contains between 0.05mg/m3 and 0.5mg/m3 of oil vapor from sources such as car exhausts and industrial processes. As oil free compressors use large quantities of atmospheric air and atmospheric air contains oil vapor which can cool and condense in the compressed air systems, the use of oil free compressors does not guarantee oil free air.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does atmospheric air contain oil contamination?
Are Generic replacement parts and compressor lubricants the same as manufacturer proprietary parts and lubricants?
Maintenance kits and manufacturer proprietary replacement parts and lubricants offer the best overall performance. They are designed to maintain unit efficiency and reliability. Generic parts increase liability, decrease performance, and may void manufacturer warranties.
Is it safe to clean dirt & debris from a work area using compressed air?
No. This is an unsafe practice. Cleaning a work area using compressed air could result in serious injury as a result of particulate striking or entering the eyes, ears or skin. A safer alternative is to use a vacuum, mop or broom to remove dirt and debris.
Is compressed air free?
Like the other power sources (electric, battery, and hydraulic), compressed air can be costly. Compressed air cost can be minimized through correct application, installation, and maintenance. Air is free but compressed air can be expensive.
Is Variable speed drive always the best solution for the most efficient part-load performance?
Not necessarily. Inherent to their design, variable speed drive compressors have an optimum tip speed range where they operate most efficiently. If the compressor load requirements fall outside of this range, other control options may provide the most efficient solution. The compressor provider will need to consider the numerous application requirements in order to recommend the most efficient compressed air solution for the job.