Our Top 5 Compressed Air Blog Entries for 2017

By: Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

If you are looking for some quick tips to improve your compressed air system, consider starting with our most read blog posts from 2017.

#5 This is Why You Don’t Use PVC: Using PVC in a compressed air system poses significant safety risks. This post covers what you need to know if you are considering using it.

#4 Receiver Tanks for Small Compressed Air Systems: 2017 is the third year that this post has been in our top 5. It includes tips for where to install an air receiver tank in your compressed air system.

#3 Choosing Between an Air-cooled or Water-cooled Compressor: This post outlines four questions to answer when deciding between an air-cooled and water-cooled compressor.

#2 Some Like It Hot…Your Compressor Room Doesn’t: Last year’s top post has slipped to number two this year. If you are having problems with compressor room overheating, read this post for tips on better temperature regulation.

#1 The Art of Dryer Sizing: This post has been rising in popularity since it was published in 2015 and is the most viewed post from 2017. Read this post to understand how temperature and pressure impact water content and to learn how to make sure dryers are properly sized.

Do you have a topic you’d like us to cover in 2018? Let us know in the comments.

Compressed Air Ideas Have Consequences

By: Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Managing Editor of Maintenance Technology Jane Alexander recently interviewed compressed air expert Ron Marshall for the July 2017 issue of the magazine. The article, “Untangling Compressed Air Misconceptions” provides fair warning: what you may be doing in your plant, albeit with the best of intentions, could actually be doing more harm than good. Continue reading “Compressed Air Ideas Have Consequences”

Is Compressed Air a Utility or a Production Input?

By: Michael Camber

Compressed air is often referred to as the fourth or even the fifth utility. Compressed air professionals have promoted this idea for decades. Compressed air certainly has some attributes of other utilities, but there are some notable differences. Continue reading “Is Compressed Air a Utility or a Production Input?”

12 Days of Compressed Air Energy Savings [Infographic]

By: Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Looking for ways to spread some holiday cheer and savings? Here are 12 tips to keep your compressed air system off the naughty list. Continue reading “12 Days of Compressed Air Energy Savings [Infographic]”

Customer Success Story: Keep It Under Control

By: Michael Camber

Problem:

A Tier 1 automotive seating and electrical supplier was interested in taking advantage of local utility rebate incentives. For their compressed air needs, they had been relying on four compressors manufactured in the 1980’s, inherited from a sister plant. Each unit operated in modulation control and was manually switched on and off, leaving the units continually fighting each other, resulting in wasted energy, fluctuating pressure, and increased maintenance costs. Continue reading “Customer Success Story: Keep It Under Control”