Air Quality

Wet air, oil in the air or general poor air quality?


Your compressed air system is essential to powering your applications and processes – but did you know that its ability to perform effectively largely rests on the system’s air quality? Efficient production processes and uncontaminated end products rely on the purity of compressed air. What this means is simple: poor quality compressed air can result in extensive damage and lead to serious performance degradation. Even some of the most common air quality issues, including particulate contamination, wet/moist air, and oil in the air, can have a dramatic impact on your compressor system’s efficiency & productivity level.

Particulates. Atmospheric air contains natural contaminants, including dirt, dust, and other small particles – all of which enter the system when the air is sucked into the compressor. 

Wet Air. Air always contains moisture, and when it becomes heated during the compression process, the water particles will condense. If moisture isn’t removed properly from the compressor system, it can negatively impact your applications down the line.

Oil in the Air. Atmospheric air contains oil when it is drawn into the compressor, and if you’re using an oil-injected compressor, liquid oil and oil aerosols are introduced in the compression chamber for cooling and sealing purposes. But the oil can also make its way downstream into the larger compressed air system – which is a danger, depending on the air quality required by your application.

Worried that the air quality within your compressor system might not meet requirements? Don’t let your operations come to a screeching halt – learn more poor air quality causes & consequences, as well as discover how to improve and maintain higher-quality air in your system. 

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