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Compressed Air Storage Tanks

Do I need an air tank? In most circumstances, yes, you do. Compressed air receivers are storage tanks that provide several benefits for your compressed air system.  Air receivers serve to smooth out pulsations and vibration in the air line from the compressor, especially reciprocating compressors.  Air receivers provide storage capacity to evenly match output […]

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ARO Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps are best in "Total Cost of Ownership"

ARO Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps When it comes to Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps (AOD) there are a lot of manufactures to choose from: Graco, Sandpiper, Wilden, Yamada and ARO to name a few. All of these brands claim to be the best, and while they each have their advantages, when it comes to overall performance, […]

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Desiccant air dryers are often a big user of compressed air

Desiccant Air Dryers Purge air flow on an uncontrolled desiccant dryer is based on the nameplate rating, not the amount of compressed air flowing through the dryer. The purge flow is metered by an orifice or cracked open valve that takes a fixed flow of air from the tower that is regenerating. The cfm of […]

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Upgrade your Compressed Air or Vacuum Piping with Gardner-Denver Quick-Lock Tubing

Upgrade your Compressed Air or Vacuum Piping Many customers when adding compressed air equipment or expanding production process with new compressed air system tend to work with plumbing or mechanical contractors with specification to stay with current black iron or copper piping and fittings. The installation of compressed air or vacuum pump equipment is typically […]

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ARO Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps CRUSH the Competition

Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps CRUSH the Competition Several months ago I visited a customer in middle Georgia with the ARO fluid products rep. The customer we visited was using several different size Sandpiper AOD (Air Operated Diaphragm) pumps in their plant. They were having some serious issues with stalling, freezing up, and not getting long […]

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Make sure you have the Right Viking Pump for your Job

The Right Viking Pump for your Job Some things can be made to work; but just because it works doesn't mean it's the best approach. I had a customer in Columbus who was metering vegetable oil to spray on baked goods on a conveyor belt. The excess oil would drain to a pan and was […]

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CFM for Air Compressors and Positive Displacement Blowers

What is a CFM? CFM stands for cubic feet per minute. It is the rate of flow of air or gas and is the basic unit of measure of performance for air and gas compressors, blowers and vacuum pumps. It indicates how much air a compressor or blower can move at a given discharge pressure. […]

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Considerations for -100 Degrees F Dew Point Air

Maybe you need really, really dry air. Maybe that air is even dryer than -40⁰ F dew point achieved with a typical regenerative desiccant dryer. Maybe you need a -100⁰ F dew point. It’s a rare requirement, but there are applications for it. You would do well to consider Fick’s law before proceeding. I’ll admit […]

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The Benefits of using Gardner Denver Certified Technicians for all your compressor repairs

Gardner Denver Certified Technicians I have run across occasions where the use of our certified Gardner-Denver technicians has saved the customer a lot of money and time. A case in point was at a customer with five 500 Horsepower Gardner-Denver compressors. We received a call and were asked to look at a leaking main seal […]

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Things to consider before putting your Gardner Denver air compressor or any compressor outdoors

Some Things to Consider... Many customers because of a lack of plant floor space or due to safety (noise / heat related) requirements install their compressed air stations outdoors. If this is you? It is highly recommended you use some type of weather protection to keep blowing rain, snow, ice or dust from entering your […]

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