LOW-PRESSURE AIR COMPRESSORS
New or used low-pressure air compressors from Compressed Air Systems will be a welcome addition to businesses throughout Florida. As an authorized Kaeser dealer, we carry a full line of durable and reliable air compressors for virtually every application.
We also carry compressors from many other reputable manufacturers..
What are Low Air Pressure Compressors?
Air pressure compressors are devices used to convert power into potential energy stored as compressed or pressurized air. They are essential in various industries, from workshops to construction to households. Compressed air applications require a specific pressure for normal operation. While some applications require high pressure, others need low pressure. So, air compressors are available in the following categories: high, medium, and low.
Low-pressure air compressors are the specific category used for low-air pressure applications. They produce a pressure of up to 10 bar (150 psi) and are used in small businesses, workshops, auto body repair centers, small manufacturing plants, and tire workshops.
Other categories of air compressors include:
- Medium-Pressure Air Compressors: These devices produce a pressure ranging from 10.4 to 68.9 bar (150 to 1000 psi). They are used in various industries such as packaging, general industry, textile, wood, glass, metal, electronics, plastics, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage.
- High-Pressure Air Compressors: These air compressors generate pressure higher than 69 bar, equivalent to 1035 psi and up to 7250 psi or 500 bar. They are used for applications like PET bottle blowing, laser cutting, and power plants.
How Do Low Air Pressure Compressors Work?
Air compressors force atmospheric air into a container and pressurize it to create energy as the compressed air is released. The energy produced can be stored in a tank for later use. The pressure is released deliberately and converted into usable kinetic energy, which can be released in a controlled way to help perform other operations.
Low-pressure air compressors are lightweight compared to other centralized power sources and can be moved around effortlessly. They are also durable and have a low maintenance cost.
What are the Applications of Low-Pressure Air Compressors?
Many applications, such as pneumatic conveyance to wastewater treatment, need low-pressure air compressors. While most of them require an operating pressure of one bar or less, they have varying run and load times. For example, the pneumatic conveyance of heavy goods requires nearly a constant flow rate despite fluctuating pressures. Other applications, especially in the field of fluid aeration, need a variable flow rate, but the pressure curve should be virtually constant over time. Low-pressure breathing air compressors will work efficiently for applications requiring a pressure between 0.3 and 4 bar (g).
Examples of industries that use low-air-pressure compressors include:
- Cement manufacturers: Cement manufacturing plants require air compressors releasing low pressure for various applications, including mixing and conveying materials and cleaning and sealing cement bags.
- Treatment of wastewater: Low-pressure air compressors assist in aeration to supply the processing bacteria with oxygen and agitation to maintain solids in suspension.
- Mills: Pulp and paper mills require low-pressure air compressors to supply a continuous flow of clean, dry air and help maintain a near-constant production rate.
- Glass: The glass industry uses air compressors producing low pressure to assist in glass liquid combustion and conveying the mix from one chamber to the other.
- Mining: Low air pressure helps in the safe handling of fine materials such as coal dust.
- Fermentation: Low-pressure air compressors help increase oxygen which helps bacteria complete the fermentation process.
- Pneumatic conveying: Low-air pressure compressors provide a combination of pressure that transfers materials across different processing centers in pneumatic conveying.
Accessories of a Low-Pressure Air Compressor
Compressed Air Systems also carries a variety of high-quality accessories for our low-pressure compressors, which include:
- Condensate management systems
- Epoxy-coated air receivers
- Compressed air leak detectors
- Breathing air filters
- Hose reels
- Compressor lubricant
- Pressure gauges
- And more
Learn More About Low-Pressure Air Compressors
When you select an air compressor or accessory from Compressed Air Services, you not only get the benefits of our top-of-the-line products but also the knowledge and expertise from our licensed installers. We have a full staff of professionals who can perform a variety of services, from installation to repair to replacement and more. So there’s no need to go through several different companies to fulfill all your air compressor needs – Compressed Air Systems is your one-stop shop.