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How to size an air compressor



How  to  size  an  air  compressor

 

Step 1 -
Where is the compressor being placed?

 

Mike Chudy of the John Henry Foster Company in St. Louis, MO explains the first step when sizing an air compressor. For starters, you'll need to consider the placement of the air compressor. When answering this question, you should also keep in mind the goals of your air compressor – what you will be using it for.

 

For more information on air compressors, see:
Air Compressor Products or the John Henry Foster Catalog V7
To learn more, contact JHF today!
Phone: 314-427-0600     Email: sales@jhf.com

How  to  size  an  air  compressor

 

Step 2 -
How much Flow and Pressure is Needed?

 

Once identifying your air compressor's placement and what it will be used for, you should next determine how much pressure and flow is needed. Watch and learn to understand where you can find this information for your tool.

 

For more information on air compressors, see:
Air Compressor Products or the John Henry Foster Catalog V7
To learn more, contact JHF today!
Phone: 314-427-0600     Email: sales@jhf.com

How  to  size  an  air  compressor

 

Step 3 -
What type of power is available?

 

In the third and final step when sizing your air compressor, you'll need to consider the amount of power and voltage available. In the US there are only two types of voltage; single-phase and three-phase power. John Henry Foster will help you understand which is best for your tool – and ultimately your goals.

 

For more information on air compressors, see:
Air Compressor Products or the John Henry Foster Catalog V7
To learn more, contact JHF today!
Phone: 314-427-0600     Email: sales@jhf.com