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Top Tips for an Efficient Compressed Air System

The performance of compressed air powered equipment and tools is often restricted by inadequate air pressure and flow due to a poorly designed compressed air reticulation system Poor equipment performance can also be caused by contamination affecting the equipment due to corrosion in the air system and inadequate filtration. Here are some top tips for an efficient compressed air distribution…

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The Industrial Benefits of Polyethylene, Stainless Steel and Aluminium Piping Systems

When it comes to selecting piping systems for your facility, you want your pipes to operate efficiently, resist corrosion and abrasion, be leak proof and last as long as possible. While pipes are generally manufactured to withstand tough working environments, there are several factors to consider when choosing the right type of pipe. Maximum pressure conditions, ambient surroundings, connections to…

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Nitrogen Gas Supply: Why Industries are Switching to On-Site Generators

Nitrogen gas is one of the most abundant resources on Earth, making up nearly 80 per cent of the air around us. It's used by many industries in various applications. For example, in the food packaging industry, they put a puff of nitrogen gas inside a bag of chips to prolong the products’ freshness and crispness. Pharmaceutical and food manufacturing…

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Choosing the Best Piping for Compressed Air Systems

Pipe material plays an essential role in determining the flow, pressure drop and quality of compressed air. However, not all materials are suitable for compressed air systems. A number of materials can be corroded by lubricants from the compressors, leading to catastrophic failure, contamination, debris and leaks in the air stream. Pipe material does also affect pressure loss caused by…

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What Type of Compressor Should I Use for My Site?

There are many considerations when selecting the right air compressor for your industrial site. Air compressors are a vital component for numerous industrial applications, often serving as the ‘hidden core’ of many operations. Different industries require different compressors, so it helps to be familiar with the features and benefits of each variant. It is important to choose a reliable industrial air…

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Essential Factors for Buying the Right Industrial Air Compressor

Industrial air compressors are central to many manufacturing and processing operations. They are designed to convert electrical power into potential energy stored in pressurised air. With an efficient air compressor, the required amount of energy supplied to keep industrial systems running at all times is critical for controlling ongoing running costs. Purchasing the most suitable air compressor for your industrial environment is…

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Understanding the Genius of Unipipe Fittings

Industrial pipes are required to withstand many tough work environments. When installing complex pipework for compressed air systems, you want to ensure your pipes are secured by dependable and compatible pipe fittings that enhance the integrity of your pipes. Unipipe is the ideal solution for your pipework installation requirements. Here are some of the reasons you should invest in Unipipe…

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Practical Applications for Aluminium Piping

Aluminium piping has many advantages over other forms of piping. It outperforms copper and is a more cost-effective material than steel. Add to this that it is a material that does not corrode and you have some of the reasons why aluminium could be the ideal piping material for your business. Features and benefits of aluminium pipe systems Aluminium pipes…

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Battling Moisture: Preventing Downtime and Extending Your Compressed Air Equipment’s Life

For industries using compressed air systems, moisture is an enemy. Before air dryers were implemented, accumulated moisture created costly problems throughout the entire operation. The rusting or corrosion of a system often led to malfunctioning of pneumatic controls, incorrect readings and advanced wear and tear of moving pneumatic parts. The uncontrolled spurts of oily condensate would ruin work in progress,…

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Why You Should Replace Compressed Air Filters Regularly

Managers in every industry should always make sure that their factory or workplace equipment operates at an optimal level. They can monitor the functionality of their equipment whilst conducting preventive maintenance. Just like all industrial equipment, compressed air filters should be replaced or repaired when damaged to ensure a compressed air system is free from contaminants. Water, oils and dirt…

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