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2023 Year in Review
Air Compressors

Top 5 Compressed Air and Gas Articles of 2023


As we close another fantastic year, it's time to reflect on the past year and gear up for a productive 2024! We have lots of new content in the works, but let's look at the top five blog posts from 2023 as we kick off the new year. 

Top Post #1: PSI, PSIA, and PSIG: What's the Difference? 

Odds are that you’ve heard of the term PSI, which is one of the most common units of pressure measurement.

PSI is used across industries and applications to describe and assess the amount of force being exerted by something.

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Top Post #2: PSI, CFM, and HP: Understanding Air Compressor Measurements 

If you’ve been in the air compressor industry for any length of time, you’re likely familiar with the acronyms PSI (pressure), CFM (flow), and HP (power). 

These principles are essential in determining which size air compressor will fit your application – in fact, PSI, CFM, and HP are some of the most important elements to consider when selecting the best air compressor for your needs.

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Top Post #3: Splash and Pressure Lubrication Systems in Piston Compressors 

Piston compressors have been around for centuries. 

They can be either oil-injected or oil-free, depending on the application and end use. In oil-injected models, the oil typically serves three crucial purposes: cooling, sealing and lubricating. But not all oil-injected piston compressors lubricate components the same way. There are two common systems for lubricating the pump in piston compressors: splash and pressure lubrication.

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Top Post #4: What's the Difference Between SCFM, ACFM, and ICFM? 

When sizing a compressor system, it’s essential that everyone be on the same page regarding the specific CFM that is being used in the specifications.

CFM is cubic feet per minute. In simple terms, this term references an air compressor’s flow rate, or the amount of air that a compressor can produce at a given pressure level. Typically, a compressor with a higher CFM rating can supply more air, making it ideal for applications where larger flows are required. Where it gets a bit more complicated is defining exactly which condition is being referenced when we say “CFM.” 

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Top Post #5: How it Works: Liquid Ring Pump 

When it comes to different technologies for industrial vacuum applications, none have been around as long as liquid ring

An offset rotor is placed in a cylindrical housing, and fluid (typically water) is fed into this housing. As the rotor spins, the water is thrown by centrifugal force to the outside, similar to a washing machine. The void created in the center holds gas drawn in through the inlet port of the pump. As the gas travels around the pocket of air in the center, it is compressed. This compressed air is then fed back out through the discharge port.

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We’d like to thank each one of our readers for making 2023 one of our most successful years yet! We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year.

As always, you can stay up-to-date with us by visiting www.atlascopco.com/air-usa!

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