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July 2020 Edition

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QUALITY, SAFETY & RELIABILITY FEATURES

Compressed Air Manufacturers and Distributors Rise Above the COVID-19 Crisis

By Mike Grennier, Compressed Air Best Practices® Magazine

As the crisis unfolded, manufacturers and distributors of compressed air and vacuum systems took the necessary steps and precautions using guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and other agencies to minimize the spread of the virus, while continuing to support customers. At all times the top priority was the safety and wellbeing of employees and their families, as well as partners and customers.

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How to Avoid Control Gap with VFD Rotary Screw
Air Compressors

How Centrifugal Air Compressor Specifications Impact Costs

By the Compressed Air & Gas Institute

In an ever-evolving world of regulations, requirements, and legal ramifications, it can be all too easy to want to cover all the bases by adding a wide range of industry codes and standards to any project being put out for bid. Many assume that if the purchased equipment meets all the requirements of every developed code and standard then surely it will be a reliable and safe machine to operate with the best performance and energy efficiency. However, many of these codes and standards are developed with a tremendously broad range of machinery and equipment in mind and they may not always fit well with the specific project being developed. Compliance to these codes and standards may require very costly modifications to a manufacturer’s standard product for little to no real benefit. 

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PRODUCTIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY & ENERGY CONSERVATION FEATURES

How to Detect and Eliminate Varnish in Oil-Injected Rotary Screw Air Compressors

By Michael Caruso, AMSOIL INC.

Varnish is a leading cause of airend failure in oil-flooded/injected rotary-screw air compressors. The purpose of this article is not to cover every scenario conducive to varnish formation, but to point out that many factors need to be considered when it occurs, and methods are available for its detection. Ultimately, it’s up to both the oil manufacturer and maintenance professional to ensure the oil used is up to the task of resisting varnish and maximizing air compressor performance and life.

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Compressed Air Guidelines for Varying Production Levels

By Katie Falcon, Atlas Copco Compressors

Companies will experience periods of increased production, as well as periods of slower or stopped production. It’s the nature of being in business. Understanding the implications of these business shifts for compressed-air installations (the powerhouse behind a facility’s production) is key for ensuring that air compressors remain functional and efficient. Here are guidelines to ensure your facility’s compressed-air system operates at top performance, no matter the speed of production. 

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How Your Air Receiver Tank Improves System Efficiency, Part 1

By Derrick Taylor, PneuTech USA

An air receiver tank (sometimes called an air compressor tank or compressed air storage tank) is a type of pressure vessel that receives air from the air compressor and holds it under pressure for future use. The tanks come in a range of sizes and in both vertical and horizontal configurations. An air receiver tank provides temporary storage for compressed air. It also helps your compressed air system run more efficiently.

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