Fluid Power Journal

Turn It Off!

If it’s not needed, then don’t use it, right? An obvious statement, but so rarely is this philosophy employed when using compressed air-powered venturi …

Is Your Air Compressor Control Smarter Than a Four Year Old?

One of the biggest problems in compressed air systems with rotary screw compressors is inefficient compressor control. Hundreds of thousands of air compressors …

Partnering with Manufacturers to Achieve Energy Savings

SMC Corp. of America, a supplier of factory automation components, has been working with manufacturers for nearly a decade to reduce their compressed air …

Don’t Drain Your Profits: Remove Compressed Air Condensate Efficiently

Your air compressor makes more than compressed air. In the process of squeezing atmospheric air into compressed air, heat and water are produced. The …

Your Air Tool is Inefficient – Here’s Why

Since we are surrounded by vast, unlimited volumes of atmospheric air, it is easy to think that the compressed air in your plant piping is free. But if you …

Don’t Ignore the Basics

Workers at a small fiberglass manufacturer implemented some good efficiency measures a few years ago, yet some basic elements of their system were ignored. As …

Innovative Design at Aerospace Saves 86%

Two compressed air systems in Standard Aero’s CF-34 engine overhaul and test facility at its Winnipeg aerospace complex were installed that have virtually …

Optimizing Pulse Dust Filters

High flow-short duration pulses caused by compressed air-powered dust filter cleaning can cause excessive pressure differentials in a compressed air system and …

Striking Gold With Compressed Air Training

Employees of New Gold’s New Afton copper/silver/gold mine, located just west of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, have recently completed an intensive …

Keep Compressed Air Dry!

It is vital to keep compressed air dry. Most compressed air systems have liquid water and water vapor, as a consequence of the compression of ambient air. Even …

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