Important factors to be considered when buying industrial air compressors
Where will the air compressor be used?
The first step will be to determine where you will be using the industrial air compressor in Toronto. If you require an air compressor that can be used anywhere to power pneumatic tools it makes sense to buy portable models that can be moved from site to site. However, when the applications require greater volume of compressed air it is important to consider the stationary industrial air compressors with increased tank size that can store a greater volume of compressed air making it easy to deliver and maintain CFMs at the desired psi. In the choice for the industrial air compressors, it also makes sense to consider the power source whether it is an electric motor or a gas engine. In fact, a gas engine is a better choice for the portable air compressors like construction sites where there is no electric power available.
What are your air flow requirements?
Air flow requirement is a major factor in the choice for industrial air compressors to ensure that your manufacturing processes will not be underpowered. Air flow is measured in two ways; through psi or pounds per square inch and CFM or cubic feet per minute. When selecting an industrial air compressor in Toronto, it is important to identify both the psi and CFM requirements of the pneumatic tools as well as the number of air tools that will be used at the same time. The key to the right choice of air compressor is to exceed the psi and CFM requirements of the highest rated air tool to ensure that you will never be underpowered. The performance of the air tools will be maintained without overworking the air compressor and impact on its efficiency. For example, if a single air tool requires 5.0 CFM @90 psi the air compressor must deliver between 6.25 and 7.5 CFM@90 psi. For multiple air tools, it is important to add all the CFM requirements of each tool that will be run at the same time.
How to determine tank size
Compressed air is stored in tanks and its amount/volume will impact on the performance of the air tools. A larger tank will not need to run beyond its capacity to maintain the CFMs requirements for continuous air. However, the size of tank can be an important factor if there is lack of available space. A vertical tank is preferable over a horizontal tank if there is limited floor space and when there is a need for a particularly larger storage tank to provide the need for more CFM.