Selection Criteria for Purchasing a New Compressed Air System

10 important considerations when buying a new air compressor

Ferret, May 12, 2014

When buying a new compressor, it is important to select the right model for the application. The right compressor will ensure energy and maintenance costs are minimised, and also deliver long term operating cost savings. Selecting the wrong compressor for the application can lead to thousands of dollars wasted in inefficiencies.

Top 10 things to consider when buying an air compressor:

  1. What is the compressed air being used for?

The air compressor should be selected based on the intended application. It is therefore important to understand how the compressed air will be used in the application to get an ideal of how much air is needed. For existing systems, a thorough air audit will help the buyer determine an exact usage profile, which can then be used to make informed decisions on requirements.

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