Choosing the right industrial air compressor will not only set you up with a cost effective, efficient solution but can save you thousands of dollars in time, energy and maintenance costs. QCAS will work with you to find your perfect solution but in the meantime, here are some general guidelines and tips for choosing the right industrial compressor.
The first step in choosing the right industrial air compressor solution is to consider how you intend to use the system, how much air you need and when you will use it. Calculating the minimum pressure you require is vital and will maximise your efficiency and save you money in the long run. If you are planning to upgrade an existing system, we will undertake a thorough air audit to develop a complete usage profile that clearly identifies your requirements.
The intended location of your unit will be important in deciding what type of compressor is right for you and determining other important factors like size and configuration. For external units, shelter or weather proofing may also be required and accessibility is important for successful installation and ongoing maintenance. It is also important to know what amperage is available at the premises so that you have adequate power to start and operate the compressor.
Once we have the basics worked out, we can look at additional features to tailor your industrial air compressor solution. Cast iron construction, stainless steel control piping, efficient coolers, Variable Speed Drive and other features can assist with reliable and efficient operation of your system which reduces long term operating costs. Finally, depending on the quality of air you require, it is important to choose a solution with the correct after-cooling, drying and filtration to achieve it.