Though all are essential to an industrial air compressor accessories, some accessories are considered more important such as the oil and water separators, dryers and the regulators. Regulators are used in order to make sure that the equipment as well as other accessories connected to it will not receive any damage in case of excessive pressure. The oil and water separators and dryers are designed to ensure that no contaminants will pass through or enter the system.
Other industrial air compressor accessories that play important roles are the hoses, fittings, reels and pipes. These accessories are used as medium where compressed air may travel and is connected from the compressor to a tool or device. Pneumatic tools including chucks, chisels and blowguns are also considered as important when using an air compressor.
There are various designs of an air compressor – there are portable and small ones and there are also huge and large ones employed in industrial applications. Depending on the size and the application, there are many accessories that may be used. Permanently installed units are connected into a delivery system that is made up of plastic pipes or rubber, metal tubes and other kinds of fittings necessary. In order for hoses to be plugged into the delivery system, fittings which are threaded and can be easily connected to are used and tools may then be attached to the hoses.
For compressed air delivery, accessories that directly affect this operation are the dryers and regulators. Regulators are meant to maintain the system’s air pressure level and it is then connected to the supply end of the compressor or to another device or separate tool. One of the most used tool in determining the system’s pressure level are gauges. At either end of the system, the oil and water separators as well as the dryers may be attached to the system to make sure that no water, oil and foreign contaminants may pass through the system or enter the pneumatic tools.
A carbon monoxide detector is most heard of when it comes to permanently installed compressors. Carbon monoxide is generated through normal operation of an air compressor and it may increase the toxicity as soon as the level of the odorless gas reached a certain amount. This is where a carbon monoxide detector is deemed important – it gives out an alarm as soon as carbon monoxide passes out of the system and before it can cause health hazards.
Another category with many types of tools under it is the pneumatic tools category. These tools use compressed air in order to work such as paint sprayers and chisels. Instead of electricity, compressed air may be used and is found to be safer and convenient in some applications.