Compressed Air Information

10 Steps to Savings
How to keep  your compressor running at peak performance.

10 Steps to Selecting an Air Compressor
Details to consider before making an air compressor purchase.

Pressure Switches — Understanding the Different Types of Leaks
Recognize the difference between leaks in pressure switch, unloader valve and check valve

Air Compressor Purchasing Guide
An Introduction to the Air Compressor Buying Process from

AIR 101 – Introduction to Compressed Air
Basic compressed air information including reciprocating and rotary technology.

Air Compressor Consumption Charts
Reference charts of cubic feet per minute required to operate various equipment at set pressure ranges.

Compressed Air Treatment and Distribution
A discussion of refrigerant and desiccant air dryers and designing a piping system to provide the appropriate flow and pressure.

Compressor Engineering Reference Guide
From the 2010 CT2 Compression Technology Sourcing Supplement, the Compressors and Expanders CT2 Tech Brief covers multiple topics such as compressor nomenclature, performance calculations,  and an in-depth horsepower estimation tool.  Also included are a trouble shooting guide and several detailed illustrations.  The guide originally appeared as Section 13 of the Engineering Data Book, 12th edition published by the Gas Processors Suppliers Association.

Air Compressor Failures — To Fix Or Replace?
From the Compressed Air Challenge Library, issues to consider when determining whether to fix or replace a broken air compressor

Helpful Hints
Rules of thumb for compressed air.

Oil Flushing Strategies for Compressors
The purpose of oil flushing is to clean the system in contact with the lubricant. Whether it involves a machine, storage container, lubricant line, hose or lubricant conditioning system, flushing is designed to eliminate or control contamination that can negatively affect the performance of the lubricant or machine.

Useful Equations
Simple formulas used to determine air volume, RPM, piston speed and pump up time.

Improving The Process For Sizing Reciprocating Compressors – A CT2 Tech Brief
The task of sizing reciprocating compressors goes back many decades. Today, most reciprocating compressor OEMs provide powerful sizing software to aid engineers, packagers and end users. Nevertheless, without proper care and attention to detail, these sizing tools may generate misleading and undesirable hardware suggestions. Therefore, a fundamental understanding of the sizing process empowers users with the knowledge of what’s really happening.

Are You Wasting Money Fixing Compressed Air Leaks?
From Maintenance Technology:  If you think finding and repairing leaks is the first step in controlling your compressed air costs, think again. Much has been written about the significant cost of supplying air leaks—an inevitable part of any compressed air system. Most owners and operators are usually unaware that without a carefully designed and well-maintained compressor control strategy, a leak-repair program may not maximize their savings.

About IAP

For more than 30 years, the specialists at Industrial Air Power have been helping companies around the world build and maintain their compressed air systems.  Customers recognize that our exceptional knowledge in the compressed air industry helps to keep their systems operating at peak efficiency.

We offer the widest selection of air compressors, replacement air compressor parts and accessories from the foremost manufacturers. Our experienced team is trained to assure that you get the right parts, when you need them, at the lowest possible prices.

Contact Us

Industrial Air Power
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Muskego, WI 53150

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