Air Compressors: Applications

Introduction Applications
Power Types
Selection
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Advantages of using Compressed Air

There are basically three commonly used energy sources for industry.

They are:

    • Compressed Air (Fluid Power)
    • Hydraulic (Fluid Power)
    • Electrical

Compressed air is the energy source of choice for doing much of our nation’s industrial work.

It is an energy source that’s relatively easy to store, is non-flammable, is very powerful, can generate high speed in a variety of ways, and is extremely versatile in the variety of ways it is used.

The big advantage of air power is that each tool doesn’t need its own bulky motor (power source). Instead, a single motor on the compressor converts the electrical energy into kinetic energy. This makes for light, compact, easy-to-handle tools that run quietly and have fewer parts that wear out.

An air compressor has a longer life than electrically powered tools. Also, the tools run by compressed air generate higher torque and revolution per minute than electrically powered tools; which allows the user to finish more quickly.

Using hydraulic energy is more expensive in generation of energy to do work, and in the cost of the components to use hydraulic force. If you don’t need the immense pressures and force that hydraulics can give you, it doesn’t make sense to pay for that capacity.

Main Applications

The main applications of air compressors are:

    • In manufacturing industries
    • Infrastructure construction and maintenance
    • Water well drilling
    • Mining
    • Oil and gas production

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References:
1. www.about-air-compressors.com
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_compressor

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