Rotary Air Compressor Sales
Even the most expensive and well-regarded equipment will fail to operate correctly if it is used improperly. A rotary air compressor and its associated production equipment perform best when used within their design specifications. Following the manufacturer’s recommendations reduces the risk for malfunction or premature failure. As a result, compressed air-powered equipment will operate as designed and deliver the expected service life thereby reducing the need for more maintenance or electrical energy than normal. This guide provides helpful tips for rotary air compressor sales and installation, including models manufactured by FS-Curtis.
The voltage of your electrical system should be measured. This assessment will enable you to match the available power to the electrical demands of the compressor motor. There are motors specifically designed for different levels of voltage and amperage. Operating an electrical motor too far off its design specifications generates excess heat that can lead to reduced motor life expectancy. You can request the full electrical load specifications from the compressor manufacturer.
Because correct emplacement and mounting is crucial, you should ask the OEM that produced the compressor that you are purchasing for a General Arrangement (GA) drawing. This drawing will show the weight and minimum recommended clearances that should be maintained around the equipment. The drawing will also provide information on the strength of the floor required to support the static weight of the unit. If the floor is not flat, use shims to fill the spaces to minimize vibrations and prevent the frame from warping. The compressor must be properly supported and secured in place. These safeguards will prevent the equipment from shifting and placing additional stress on utility connections, such as electrical wiring, piping and ducting. In addition to facilitating adequate cooling airflow, recommended clearances provide an area around the machine for the safe, efficient operation and maintenance of the equipment.
To prevent short cycling of the compressor, air piping should be sized and configured properly. The piping should be supported to prevent vibrations and undue stress. Piping should be at least the same size as the compressor supply connection. Ensure an adequate size pipe is installed between the dryer and compressor.
Evaluate the condition of the ambient air around the installation location. An auxiliary heat source may be required to ensure that the compressor is not exposed to freezing temperatures. Excess heat must be properly discharged from around the unit. The installation of an exhaust fan and ductwork may be necessary to prevent the compressor from overheating.
When properly sized and installed, a FS-Curtis rotary screw compressor can reliably supply compressed air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For additional information on these workhorse compressors, contact Air Power Equipment in Oklahoma City. Specializing in rotary screw air compressors, our company is a leading source for new and used equipment as well as professional maintenance that fits within most budgets.
Air Power Equipment Company in Oklahoma City (OKC), is the leading source for new rotary air compressor sales and used air compressor sales throughout the country. We specialize in rotary screw air compressor sales and reciprocal air compressor sales. Air Power Equipment Company is also the best source for air compressor service and air compressor parts in Oklahoma.
If you are looking for new air compressors, used air compressors, air compressor parts, or air compressor service call Air Power Equipment Company OKC. We are experts with all brands of air compressor equipment and we are a stocking distributor of air compressor brands like FS Curtis Air Compressors, Champion Air Compressors, Campbell Hausfeld Air Compressors, Kellogg Air Compressors, American Air Compressors, Quincy Compressor and many more. Call us at (405) 445-1216 – we have what you need, and at the best price you will find.