Going Green With Compressors
With oil prices continuously on the rise and environmentalists everywhere trying to cut down on its usage, it is natural for more alternative solutions to be created, or at least gain in popularity. One example of this is an oilless air compressor. These products are able to provide air and power to tools, machinery and manufacturing processes. They give industries that need it clean air, and they can provide numerous other benefits. Because these models require less moving parts, roughly half of the parts that they typical air compressor would require, the maintenance becomes much easier, the risk of breaking down is significantly lowered and productivity can be substantially increased.
Oilless air compressors can benefit countless industries, but for many industries these are a requirement. These include medical offices, food processing plants, clean rooms, research laboratories, public buildings and even certain manufacturing lines. In these cases, air must be one hundred percent clean of microscopic oil particles. These small particles could contain contaminants that could have consequences to the equipment and products.
When it comes to choosing the right oilless air compressor for your application, there are two models that must be considered. These are centrifugal compressors and rotary screw air compressors. While centrifugal compressors are always oil free, rotary screw compressors can go either way but the oil free versions are gaining popularity in recent years. Both will vary slightly from each other, so it is a good idea to consult a trusted manufacturer or supplier to make sure that you chose a model that will work best in your application. The other thing to keep in mind is that while they can be more expensive initially, they will become more economical as time goes on due to their high energy efficiency and increased profit potential, making it worth the initial investment in the end.