Pressure drop at the tool – what should you do?
The efficiency of a compressed air system doesn’t just depend on the compressor. The connection to the compressed air tool can make a significant difference.
Tips to decrease the pressure drop at the air tool:
- Pressure Regulator – open the pressure regulator up. You may even be able to reduce system pressure as well.
- Connection – increase the flow diameter of the connection to the air tool.
- Hose – increase the hose diameter. If using a spiral hose, switch to a smooth one. Spiral hoses are energy wasters.
- Water Separator – do you have decentralized water separators? Switch to drying your compressed air centrally. Water separators are energy wasters as well.
- System Pressure – increase the pressure in the air-main or install larger diameter piping.
Fixing the pressure drop at the tool can increase productivity, minimize product defects and reduce the run hours on your compressor.
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