Compressed air is air that is pressurized and condensed. Just like regular air, compressed air consists mostly of nitrogen, oxygen, and water vapor. Compressed air is useful as a propellant and energy source in areas where it may be difficult or dangerous to source other power or as blowing “active” air. When used as an energy source, compressed air can power tools and production equipment. Tools and equipment powered by compressed air, can be found in various applications across industries such as construction, tire service, mechanical repair, factory production, industrial processes, and vehicle safety systems. Amusement Park rides, such as roller coasters, and ski lifts use air-powered brakes, and hotels use compressed air to control elevators. Active air provides a steady supply of air when needed for tasks such as aeration or for medical use, in which case, it must be clean, dry and contaminant free.
Compressed air has been described as the fourth utility and is a popular energy source because it’s light and easy to move, energy efficient, safe, versatile, and cost-effective. It’s non-combustible and there are no dangerous exhaust fumes or other harmful by-products. Compressed air plays an integral role in the production of cars and is also widely used in the food and beverage industry. Common uses for air in this industry include air knives, product handling, food machines, packaging, and fluid pumps. It accounts for about 10% of the global energy currently used.
There are many types of purities and mixtures available that cater to the varied uses of compressed air. From blowers and dryers to food & beverage processing, we have the years of experience to provide and consult for your needs.
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