Compressed Air

Air Leak Maintenance: Conducting regular, annual air audits by certified professionals should be part of an overall compressed air system management initiative.
Compressed Air May 12, 2022

Let’s talk about compressed air systems

Managing leaks (and everything else) in an industrial compressed air system

By Brian Mann
Manufacturers should know the specific differences between Class 0 oil free air and Class 1, also called “technically oil free” and what they mean for specific applications. Courtesy: Sullair
Compressed Air January 26, 2022

Compressor filtration best practices delineated

There are many differences and distinctions of oil-free air that need to be understood because choosing the wrong solution and technology can have adverse effects.

By Camilo Villalobos and Stephanie Roberts
Figure 1: Apart from the actual cost of the equipment needed to outfit a facility with an appropriate dust collection system, there are several key long-term costs that need to be factored into the decision.
Compressed Air January 15, 2022

How much does a dust collector really cost?

Calculating dust collector ownership costs goes beyond up-front cost

By Lisa Frank
Courtesy: Fluke
Compressed Air December 29, 2021

Tiny leaks cause big damage

Detecting air and gas leaks can pay dividends.

By Justin Sheard
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media and Technology
Compressed Air November 5, 2021

Compressed air in the pulp, paper and board industry

The trend is turning from traditional paper to more sophisticated products such as demanding packaging solutions and specialty papers and compressed air will play a role.

By Saku Vanhala
Courtesy: Zahroof Valves
Compressed Air October 6, 2021

Consider modular reed valves for reciprocating compressors

Tips for reliability professionals engaged in due diligence

By Heinz P. Bloch
Courtesy: AM Industrial Group, LLC
Compressed Air October 4, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2021

Articles about how to select a dust collection system, best practices in IIoT-based predictive maintenance, make to stock vs. make to order, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: AM Industrial Group, LLC
Compressed Air September 25, 2021

How to select a dust collection system

For most industrial and manufacturing facilities, having reliable dust collectors is critical to the operational efficiency and employee health

By Gwendy Wyman
Figure 1: Typical Centrifugal Performance Curve with Surge Line and Turndown. Courtesy: Atlas Copco Compressors
Compressed Air September 20, 2021

Implement load sharing in a multiple compressor installation

Steps to take for intelligent load sharing system control

By Christopher Nacrelli
Figure illustrates how microphones impact the ability to 'see' problems. Courtesy: Teledyne
Compressed Air September 10, 2021

Improving the triple bottom line through compressed air leak detection and remediation

Preventative leak detection measures play a vital role in the sustainability in manufacturing environments

By Rob Milner