Category Archives: Compressed Air Systems

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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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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Integrated Performance for Maximum Energy Savings

  An orchestra is far more than simply a collection of musicians. It is the conductor who brings together the individual players to create a single powerful and distinctive sound. The HPC Sigma Air Manager (SAM) available via Glaston plays …

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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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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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Benefits of Storage in a Compressed Air System

Storage in a compressed air system performs several functions, and is a critical part of any properly designed air system. When correctly applied, storage can improve energy savings, air quality, and pressure stability; as well as reduce maintenance costs and …

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Power is nothing without control – new 3D control takes compressor control to a whole new dimension.

HPC Compressors and  Kaeser compressors are widely acknowledged as the most efficient and reliable compressors that money can buy. Built in Germany to rigorous standards HPC / Kaeser compressors will give decades of satisfaction. However, to maximize the efficiency of …

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