Posted by IR Compressed Air on 4/15/2014
1.) What are you using the compressed air for? The type of work you do is probably the most important factor in determining compressor size. Do you intend to use air six hours per day/ five days a week, or only occasionally? Are your demands for compressed air relatively constant during the day, or do they vary widely? Purchase a compressor designed for a duty cycle which equals or exceeds specified requirement.
Posted by IR Compressed Air on 4/2/2014
Reciprocating single acting compressors are generally of one-stage or two-stage design.
Compressors can be of a lubricated or oil-less design.
In the single-stage compressor, air is drawn in from the atmosphere and compressed to final
pressure in a single stroke.