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Industries ➭ Compressed air
The compressed air industry and its importance in industrial processes.
What is the importance of the use of compressed air?
Compressed air is an essential energy source in industries and is used in their operations by up to 70%.
Companies like ZAES that manufacture safety valves, needle valves, gauge valves and instrumentation fittings (which can be BSP or NPT) and rely on compressed air to ensure the success of their manufacturing processes cannot doubt the purity level of the compressed air, as any contamination could compromise the safety and quality of the product.
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The common uses of compressed air in manufacturing include:
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Quality of the compressed air
How is compressed air prepared for use in industry?
Adjusting the compressed air involves more than just drawing in compressed air at a certain pressure. Once the pressure has been reached, it is essential to check that the air is dry and clean.
In the process of compressed air preparation, it is recommended to use the items listed below:
- Compressed air suction filter.
- Compressed air compressor.
- Compressed air manifold.
- Compressed air dryer.
After this preliminary preparation stage, the compressed air passes through:
- Compressed air maintenance unit.
The maintenance department is responsible for conditioning the compressed air before it passes through the compressed air system.
These units include the following items:
- Compressed air filter with water separator
- Pressure regulator for compressed air.
- Compressed air lubrication
- Compressed air dehumidifier.
If the compressed air is not conditioned, this can lead to an increase in the number of failures and as a result, compressed air systems also reduce their service life.
Failures caused by an inadequate system can be reflected in increased wear of seals and moving parts of safety valves, needle valves, gauge valves, instrumentation fittings and cylinders, or in safety valves, needle valves, gauge valves and instrumentation fittings where oil or even dirt has penetrated into the accumulator / silencer.
Pneumatic elements are usually set to operate at different working pressures and these pressures are measured in Bar or PSI.
What is the compressed air generation and supply process like?
The compressed air is compressed with a compressed air compressor.
The compressed air compressor draws in air through the intake valve, compresses it to the desired volume and then pressurises it through the exhaust valve to discharge it into the compressed air storage tank.
The compression process is usually carried out with an electric motor.