Why will you rent a portable air compressor?
Industrial air compressor rental has portable air compressors that can be your company’s lifesaver if the workers have to complete a project on a different work site. The stationary model at the factory cannot be moved around and it would be highly impractical to invest in additional equipment for the new project. The portable air compressor can simply be hooked to the back of the truck and efficiently moved from the plant to the jobsite. Portable models come in different sizes as well as horsepower which make it important to figure out your needs before you rent one. However, industrial air compressor rental usually have specialists that share their expertise in helping you choose which one is right for your application.
Is the reciprocating air compressor the right one for the job?
Reciprocating air compressors are the most widely used in the industry for both air and refrigerant compression. The working principle of the reciprocating compressor is similar to that of a bicycle pump which is characterized by a flow output that remains almost constant over a range of discharge pressures. Reciprocating air compressors are available in air-cooled and water-cooled models as well as lubricated and non-lubricated configurations. You can also have a wide range selection among different pressures and capacities.
The benefits of rotary screw air compressors
Rotary screw air compressors operate at high speed and generally provide higher throughput than reciprocating compressors. Their capital costs are quite low and this is the reason why they are popular in the industry. The equipment is also compact in size, light in weight and easy to maintain because it has few wearing parts. The most common sizes that are usually used range from 30 to 200 horsepower or 22 to 150 kW. Rotary screw air compressors can either be air-cooled or water-cooled but since cooling takes place inside the compressor, the working parts do not experience extreme operating temperatures. The equipment can also be installed on any surface that can handle static weight.
Types of drives that are used with a power source
Before renting an air compressor, it is important to determine whether it is driven by electric motors, internal combustion engines or engine power takeoff. V-belt drives are usually used with electric motors. V-belt drives are more flexible in matching compressor load to the power source load and speed for minimal cost. Direct drives provide compactness and minimum drive maintenance. They can be flange-mounted or direct-coupled to a power source. Lower horsepower compressors are built for integral assemblies with electric motors. For portability reasons, engines drives that are powered by a gasoline or diesel engine can be used,