Category Archives: Air Compressors

Location, Location, Location: How Performance is impacted by the Placement of Compressed Air Equipment

The real estate mantra: ‘location, location, location’ rings true not just for real estate but also when installing an air compressor system. You may not think that the position of your air compressor is critical but actually positioning your air …

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The Flexibility of an Air Compressor

The Low Down on Hiring an Air Compressor and the advantages of Portable Air Compressors  Hiring an Air Compressor Hiring an air compressor can be a smart and cost-effective decision. An air compressor is a big investment and a decision …

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What a Compressed Air System Audit can do for your Business

Compressed air is a very versatile tool used in a broad range of industries to power machinery, valves and actuators and hand tools.  Compressed air generation accounts for 10% of all energy consumed in UK.  The Carbon Trust has reported …

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Love is in the Air: How to Love your Air Compressor

Your air compressor is probably the most important piece of equipment in your business. Being at the heart of your operations your air compressor is pumping the ‘blood’ to all the vital ‘organs’ around your plant to ensure everything is …

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Glaston’s Guide to the Perfect Air Compressor Maintenance Checklist

An air compressor is likely to be one of your biggest investments in your business, so keeping it in check couldn’t be more important. Keeping your air compressor running smoothly and efficiently for as long as possible is the key …

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What do users expect from a compressor system?

When investing in a new compressor system, users expect maximum efficiency and reliability. Simple as it may sound, these requirements are dependent on many other different factors, including energy costs. When energy costs for a compressed air system are calculated over the lifetime …

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Compressed Air Treatment: The Importance of Servicing your Compressor with Genuine Parts

When your business relies on an air compressor system daily, it is expensive when things go wrong. At the end of the day, machine down time is lost income: labour, rates etc. still need to be paid even when your …

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Minimising Air Compressor Maintenance: Is good air compressor ventilation the solution?

Keeping manufacturing costs as low as possible is crucial when trying to maintain a profitable business. With ever increasing manufacturing costs, it’s always good to know how to avoid things going wrong and avoid hefty and unexpected repair bills. When …

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The true costs of purchasing a compressor – have you looked at the bigger picture?

If you are in the process of investing in a new compressor you will no doubt have obtained a number of quotes. Some may be cheaper than others but, should the initial investment cost be your only consideration in selecting the final compressor? In this blog we consider all of the lifetime costs of a compressed air system that should be evaluated in selecting a new compressor. Did you realise, that on average the capital investment cost …

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How economical is your Air Compressor..?

In the modern age, with increasingly expensive electrical costs, the cost of ownership of a compressed air system needs to be looked at in detail. In terms of the whole life cycle costs and not just on the initial capital …

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Preparing your Cooling Water System or Air Compressor for the Christmas break

Often the only time of the year a factory stops production is over the Christmas break, this may be for Christmas Day and Boxing Day or it may be for the whole period from Christmas Day right though until after …

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Do you know your compressors MPG?

In the modern age, with increasingly expensive electrical costs, the cost of ownership of a compressed air system needs to be looked at in detail. In terms of the whole life cycle costs and not just on the initial capital …

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What is Compressed Air Condensate and why must it be treated?

Considerable quantities of condensate are generated when compressed air is produced. However, the term ‘condensate’ is misleading as it could be misunderstood to mean only condensed water vapour. In reality every compressor works like a vacuum cleaner sucking in contaminated …

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Why HPC Kaeser Compressors are the best

HPC Kaeser Compressors offer superior performance, durability, and energy efficiency. They are available from 2.2kW right up to 450kW, with capacities from 9 to 3,044 cfm, and pressures up to 15 bar. All units are fully packaged and are ready …

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SAUER Air Compressor installation

For 10 years our new customer had used two Ingersoll Rand 350 bar piston air compressors to maintain the 350 bar and 40 bar operating pressures. Unfortunately, both units failed within a short space of time and hire equipment was …

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Compressed Air Systems – Summer Running

As we start to approach the warmer summer months compressed air systems need to be adjusted for the warmer ambient temperatures. Just as we need to ensure compressors and ancillary equipment, such as dryers and filters, run in ambient conditions …

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Chemical Industry Awards June 2011

Glaston Compressors were kindly invited to a prestigious awards ceremony by their client Rockwood Additives. The Chemical Industry Awards ceremony was held in Birmingham in the historic Great Hall in the University of Birmingham on June 23rd 2011.

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Why Buy Air Compressors?

Compressed Air is widely known as the 4th utility alongside Gas, Electricity and Water supplying all factories and production process. Compressed Air is so common approximately 20% to 30 % of all electricity used in industry is powering air compressors.

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Uses for Air Compressors

In this post we give you a quick run down of the more common uses for air compressors as well as some of the not so common uses for air compressors. We won’t go into great detail about the various, …

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Oil Free Air – Can It Only Be Achieved With An Oil Free Compressor?

Experts have been arguing for years on the subject of generating clean oil free compressed air. At the heart of the matter lies the question: Which compressor system provides the most cost-effective way of producing oil-free compressed air? Leaving aside …

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