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Addressing 3 Misconceptions About Compressed Air
October 25, 2019

Industrial air compressor systems are found in all kinds of facilities, as its uses are spread across all major industries. Despite their prevalence, there still seems to be a significant amount of misconceptions about industrial air compressors.


In today’s blog, we hope to clear up some of these myths and help shed light on the science of air compression.


More pressure = higher productivity.

This simple misunderstanding typically stems from a lack of experience dealing with industrial air compressor systems. Pressure is a big factor on the compression of air, and so it is easy to think system-wide pressure increases will automatically yield more compressed air output and productivity in general. In fact, doing this only exposes your industrial air compressor to undue strain and may lead to an early breakdown. A more efficient way of working with the pressure inside your air compressor is to increase or decrease it depending on the requirements of different applications.


Compressed air is expensive.

Like any other system, compressed air can be expensive when mismanaged. Indeed, an inefficient industrial air compressor can actually cost you thousands in wasted air energy annually. As such, the key is to make sure you are maintaining and using your air compressor efficiently and properly – this way, undue costs can be avoided and you’ll actually find yourself saving on energy. Regular maintenance is key, as well as making sure you have chosen the right industrial air compressor for your application. Using a compressor that is the wrong size is one of the easiest ways to rack up an energy bill that does not match productivity.


Lubricated air compressors are inferior because they need oil.

This seems like common sense, but it is not true. Some may think that because lubricated air compressors use oil, there may be contaminants in the air produced and as such lubricated air compressors are inferior to oil-free air compressors. The reality is that both lubricated and oil-free air compressors are suited to different applications, and having an air compressor that uses oil can be an advantage for operations that require more durability. It is up to you to determine which features your business requires. Furthermore, there are always accessories that can help clean the air produced by your industrial air compressor such as filters, dryers, and drains.


We at Compresseurs Quebec have decades of experience when it comes to working with industrial air compressors, which is why we believe it is important to clear the air about these machines. Don’t hesitate to reach out and ask us any questions you might have about compressed air technology!

Thanks for your insight into industrial air compressor systems!
Posted by: Fiona | November 5, 2019, 10:32 am
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