Category Archives: Compressed Air

Why you DO need a portable Air Compressor….

An air compressor is a machine that is relied upon heavily across countless industries. A portable air compressor gives business considerable benefits around their factories and plants. The ability to move the air compressor from one location to another with …

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The Main Types of Compressed Air Dryers

There are 4 main types of compressed air dryers: refrigerated compressed air dryers, chemical compressed air dryers, desiccant compressed air dryers and membrane compressed air dryers.   Refrigerated Compressed Air Dryers Refrigerated compressed air dryers cool the air to low …

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Compressed Air needs effective Compressed Air Filtration

Most factories around the world rely on compressed air. Having an air compressor on site means that compressed air is readily available and is easy to use. Just installing a compressed air system on site is not good enough and …

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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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Rocketing Energy Prices….. It’s time to think Compressed Air Energy Savings.

Let’s make your Air Compressor as efficient as possible and save your business money…it’s time to think Compressed Air Energy Savings. Saving Energy is a win-win, not only does it yield significant financial rewards, but of course it has a …

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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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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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Heat Reactivated Desiccant Air Dryers

Heat Reactivated Type Desiccant Air Dryers There are two main types of heat reactivated type desiccant air dryers of which I will talk about each separately, the Internal Type and more modern External Type. Internal Heat Re-activated Type Heat Reactivated …

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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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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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Leading From the Front – the New SK Series Compressors

Discerning compressed air users expect maximum availability and efficiency, even from smaller compressors. In addition, there is growing demand for seamless connectivity with master control systems, so that users can benefit from the enhanced efficiency and load distribution that this …

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F-Gas Certification in the Compressed Air Industry

Glaston Compressors is helping its clients comply with the EU F-Gas Regulations, ensuring that their refrigerated air dryers and process water chillers are properly monitored and maintained by F Gas certified engineers. All of our engineering field services refrigerant team …

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Why Do We Need to Dry Compressed Air?

When air cools down, as happens following a compressors compression process, water vapour precipitates as condensate. (this is from the water that is naturally contained in the atmosphere in the air we breath. The humidity of the air reflects the …

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Do You Control Your Compressed Air?

The efficiency of your air compressors is a major contributor to whether a factory or process is cost effective or not. As part of the efficient running of a compressed air system then some control is required, after all it’s …

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