Top 5 compressed air blog posts for 2021
Revisit the top 5 compressed air blog posts from this year!
As another year draws to an end we take the opportunity to look back at what have been the top 5 compressed air blog posts of 2021. From aquaculture to comparing compressed air technologies - we’ve certainly covered a lot of ground this year! So sit back, relax and join us as we revisit the 5 most popular compressed air blog posts for 2021.
No. 5 - Utilising compressed air in aquaculture
The benefits of aeration and oxygenation to aquaculturists
There are a number of challenges that the aquaculture industry faces every day - from the impacts of rising sea temperatures, to algae blooms and jellyfish blooms to name only a few. Left unchecked, the impact can be detrimental. In this blog post we look at how compressed air can be used to mitigate these challenges, thereby contributing to more sustainable and environmental aquaculture practices.
No.4 - How important is the purchase price of a compressor?
Evaluating the true cost of compressor ownership
If you’re about to invest in a new compressor, what criteria will you use in making your selection? The purchase price? The installation price? Maintenance requirements and cost? Energy efficiency? Hopefully it is all of the above and then some. As an asset with a ‘life-span’, the true cost of your compressor will not start and end with just the initial purchase price but will transcend across its entire life cycle. Considering the life cycle cost (LCC) of a compressor is therefore key if you want to truly understand the full cost of ownership. In this blog post we discuss LCC as an approach to assessing the true and total cost of a compressor.
No. 3 - Utilising compressed air in aquaculture
The benefits of air-lift mort and sludge removal systems to aquaculturists
Fish mortalities and the accumulation of sludge are both troublesome but unavoidable by-products of aquaculture. Managing both is becoming harder as more aquaculture moves offshore and farms become bigger, deeper and located in more hostile environments. In this blog post we look at how compressed air is being used to provide an effective, efficient and reliable solution.
No.2 - Piston versus rotary screw compressors
Which one is right for my application?
Both piston and rotary screw compressors are commonly found in automotive aftermarket workshops and garages. But how do you decide which one is right for your business? In this blog post we provide a brief comparison between piston and rotary screw compressors, highlighting some of the key factors that should be taken into consideration when deciding which one will be better suited to most cost effectively and reliably meeting your air compressor requirements.
No.1 - Is a VSD compressor the right choice for optimum energy efficiency?
The pros and cons of variable speed drive compressors
Variable speed drive (VSD) compressors have long since been revered for their energy saving abilities where demand for compressed air fluctuates. This is achieved by precisely matching output to actual compressed air demand. But, whether it be due to shift or production patterns - most compressed air applications actually have a fluctuating demand for compressed air. Is a VSD always the most energy efficient option? In this blog post we consider the pros and cons of VSD compressors and discuss where they may be optimally suited.
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