Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Occasionally, as knowledgeable and professional as our own technicians are, an installation project comes along that is big enough to require a consultation. In these rare instances, ACS will partner with an engineering firm or other consultants to ensure the job is done correctly. Typically, the company building a new facility will hire an engineering […] The post Working with an Engineering Firm...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • We ask you repeatedly for questions and you never fail to respond. Here’s another list of the questions we see most often, and of course the answers. Q: Why is my air compressor overheating? A: Check your oil level. Add if you find that you need to. If that doesn’t bring your operating temperature down […] The post Answers to Your Compressor Questions appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Fresh air. It rejuvenates and invigorates, and it’s still pretty dirty. Ambient air may seem clean, but compression can cause even the freshest air to require filtering. Get this: compressing ambient air to 100psi increases the contaminants by a whopping 800%.  All that dirt and oil in the air going through your compressor will need […] The post Dealing with Dirty Compressed Air appeared first on ...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • The words “Winter is coming” may get Game of Thrones fans excited, but it should set off alarms in your head if you rely on an industrial air compressor to keep your business up and running. We talk a lot in this blog about moisture and your air compressor, and the damage it can cause. […] The post How to prepare air compressors for the new season appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • You don’t have to be a hipster to realize the craft brewing industry is exploding across the US. Craft brewers and other facilities are using compressed air in making the brews that turn heads and win awards. ACS and Ingersoll Rand have been supplying the craft brewing industry with air compressors since before the trend […] The post Compressed Air and the Craft Brew Industry appeared first on Air...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Periodically, we like to answer common questions we get from our clients- who sometimes think they can stump our experts. Some questions are easier than others. Q: What is the difference between “stop-start” and “constant run” and which is better? A: That’s two questions but we’ll allow it. A “stop-start” compressor is equipped with a […] The post 4 Common Questions About Air Compressors appeared ...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • As we discuss a lot in this blog, there are some things you can do on your own to ensure your air compressor system lasts a good long time- as it was built to. Someone asked us to keep it simple, and give them five things you can do right now to lengthen the life […] The post 5 Tips for a Long Lasting Air Compressor appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • It goes without saying that the internet has changed nearly every aspect of the way companies do business. From commerce, information and communication there is nearly no aspect of your business that hasn’t been affected by technology. Even your facility’s air compressor can be monitored remotely via the internet, and you can receive notifications, status […] The post How does the internet work fo...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Like any industrial tool, there are do’s and don’ts- hard and fast rules that must be followed at all times to not only make sure the equipment is functioning at its peak, but to make sure everyone involved directly with the gear (and the gear itself) remains safe. Here are the Top 5 Hard and […] The post Rules for Air Compressor Valves and Hoses appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Sometimes when we throw out the terminology associated with air compressors, new clients look at us like we have two heads.  One of the explanations that draws the most follow-up questions is the difference between one-stage and two-stage compressors. The answer is actually simple, but it also brings up other questions, so let’s clear up […] The post Difference Between Single-Stage and Two-Stage A...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • You wouldn’t want someone who wasn’t trained to be elbows deep in your car’s engine, would you? Then why would you let someone who wasn’t specifically trained to repair your air compressor dig in to your system? No matter what type of air compressor system you have, no matter what brand, our technicians are trained […] The post Training Technicians on Compressed Air appeared first on Air Component...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  •    In the comparison between diesel-powered air compressors and electric air compressors, the primary difference is at the bottom line: the cost. We’ll examine the numbers shortly, but if cost is your only concern- diesel is considerably more expensive. Now you know.  There are other differences that may influence your decision, though. Diesel-powered compressors produce […] The post Difference Be...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • There are two truths about air compressors.  One: you probably can’t operate your facility without it, and two: it generates heat.  A lot of it. Heat is the mortal enemy of an air compressor and it must be dealt with or it can cause plenty of problems- from reliability to performance and heat can even […] The post What to Know About Compressor Room Ventilation appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Like any major purchase, there are costs associated with the item you’ve bought- some are hidden, some are in the open, and some can’t be predicted. The same is absolutely true with the purchase and installation of a new industrial air compressor system. We’re going to make sure you’re aware of some of the hidden costs, […] The post Hidden Costs and What You Can do to Avoid (some of) Them appeared...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • You rely on your air compressor and if there’s trouble it could cost you money. So it’s important that you get your compressor up and running again as quickly as possible in the event of some sort of failure. So, let’s look at what may cause a shutdown, and what you can do to get […] The post Why did my air compressor shut down? appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • You can buy the latest and greatest thing but if you don’t use it properly, it might as well be a doorstop. The same is true of air compressors- the best units, filters, tanks and dryers won’t do you any good if you don’t install them properly.  Proper installation of your air compressor system makes […] The post Air Compressor Installation Basics appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • One of the most important parts of your air compressor operation- the system with your air compressor system, if you will- is the piping.  It’s literally the delivery mechanism, taking the compressed air where you need it, when you need it, in hopefully the exact amount of pressure you need. But that’s where, sometimes, your […] The post What to know about air compressor piping appeared first on A...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • At the very end of every one of these blog entries, we ask you to bring your questions to our experts- and you absolutely do your part.  We’re dipping into the ACS Mailbag for this entry. Q: What pipe is necessary to minimize pressure loss in a facility? A:  Generally, you can count on losing […] The post Your air compressor questions have been answered! appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Just because we can, let’s take a minute and ensure your air compressor is in good working order. The process and regularity of compressor service and maintenance depends on the individual processor. For example, a compressor using petroleum-based oil needs an oil-change every 500 hours of service. A unit using synthetic oil, raise that interval […] The post How to Check your Air Compressor for Pr...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  •   It’s maybe unlikely- but possible- that you may have just realized you’re in need of an industrial air compressor. Compressors just aren’t the kind of thing you suddenly decide you need, like a fidget spinner or a cup of coffee.  Either you need a compressor right away or you don’t. So for the sake […] The post Choosing Between a Reciprocating and Rotary Air Compressor appeared first on Air Comp...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  •            It may not seem like an obvious partnership, but the food prep and packaging industry and the compressed air industry have a longtime partnership that extends to nearly everything your family eats on any given day. This partnership has resulted in some very specific requirements for facilities and compressor suppliers […] The post COMPRESSED AIR AND THE FOOD INDUSTRY appeared first on A...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • As we prepare to mark this country’s 241st birthday, let’s take a short look at the role compressed air played in the growth and development of the United States. Compressed air drills were used in US mines as early as the 1870’s, providing power for the drills that broke up large walls of coal into […] The post Compressed Air – A History Lesson appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • When we say we’ve seen everything, we’re not exaggerating by much- and when we say we can handle just about anything clients throw at us- that’s no exaggeration. For example- a client who builds equipment that functions at landfills and manages the natural gas created there- sends that equipment off to dumps across the United […] The post Unique Compressor Applications appeared first on Air Compon...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • There’s a lot of talk these days about leaks, and while some people are more concerned than others- there’s reason for you to be worried as well if your facility depends on a compressed air system.               Even the smallest leak can cost you a lot of money over an extended period of time, […] The post Leaks=Loss… Locate ways to save the money! appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Any machine with moving parts, whether it’s an air compressor or your family car, needs oil.  Oil keeps moving metal parts from tearing themselves apart when they make contact with other metal parts.  Oil gets dirty and needs to be changed, but the requirements for changing your oil keep changing.    It used to be […] The post Synthetic Oil Technology appeared first on Air Components.

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • If you ever needed a little proof that routine maintenance works, we’ve got it here in our shop.  We’ve recently acquired a 17 year-old compressor, a Kaeser CS91 75hp unit that is in pretty spectacular condition considering its age.  It’s in such good shape that we’re legitimately questioning its actual age. We think it has […] The post Can older compressors stand the test of time? appeared first ...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • Every installation of a new air compressor system is different, we rarely see the same circumstances twice and sometimes we have to jump through some significant hoops to get the job done.             For example, one of our clients was expanding quickly and identified a need for additional compressed air support. While the client approached […] The post We’ve Seen It All appeared first on Air Com...

Air Components & Systems, LTD.
Air Components & Systems, LTD.
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  • You’re running a business, and many of your decisions have to be made with the bottom line in mind. That just makes sense- and it makes the decision surrounding just how you power your air compressor that much more critical. The two most common “fuels” for compressors are diesel fuel and electricity. As you might […] The post Burning Answers about Compressors, Which is better? DIESEL VS ELECTRIC a...

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