We were recently helping a manufacturer of automated car washes think about the impact of compressed air on the operation and reliability of the machines they sell. Automated car washes rely heavily on many pneumatic… More
A recent article in Compressed Air Best Practices magazine highlights the important difference between iron oxide and aluminum oxide.
Iron oxide, you may know it as rust, is often found in black iron pipe and leads to inefficiencies in compressed air systems as the rust builds up and slows down the flow of air, causes pressure drop, and leaks.
Aluminum oxide, on the other hand, protects the surface from further corrosion.