Top 6 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Compressor

Top 6 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Compressor

Check if you have enough power to operate your compressor requirement. When you consider buying a compressor, the offer is wide and can appear quite complex. Here are 6 basic rules to help you finding the compressor that suits your needs.

1.  Define the tools you will work with to define the total Free Air Delivery requirements (FAD). FAD is often expressed in CFM (cubic feet per minute) or l/m (liter per minute)or m3/m (cubicmeter per minute)

To select the right compressor, you need to know the total CFM of all your individual air applications. Add an additional margin of 25% to cover inefficiencies in your network and future growth. FAD is the most important selection criterium.

Required CFM = (CFM tool 1 + CFM tool 2 + CFM tool n) + 25% of total CFM

2.  Define your electrical requirements

Check if you need a 1 phase or 3 phase compressor. When you have variable flow requirements and more than 5 minutes load, consider a frequency driven compressor. Most of the time, your air consumption will not be constant, so you can gain a lot on energy efficiency.

3.  Define the comfort you need in terms of noise level

With a separate compressor room and an air network, there are less requirements considering the compressor noise level. If you want to position your device close to your working area, silenced compressors are ideal for you.

4.  Define the accessories you need

You have delicate air equipment or care extra about the environment, so you need special clean or dry air? Quality Air solutions like dryers and filters are ready for you.

5.  Check the quality label

For an optimal return on investment, look for guarantees, like ISO conformity and genuine parts so you can enjoy a long, safe and efficient lifetime of your compressor.

6.  Check ease of maintenance, parts and service availability

Check serviceability of the device, service intervals and if easy access to genuine parts and services is guaranteed.

You want to verify your choice? Our team is ready to support you with their professional advice on Chicago Pneumatic and Atlas Copco compressors.  Call us at 0917-7038779 or you may send your query through email at jgreliant@gmail.com .

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