WHICH COMPRESSOR IS THE BEST FIT FOR YOUR DRY CLEANER

With all the possibilities available for dry cleaner compressors, there is sure to be one that fits your needs perfectly. We have compiled a list of the best air compressors suited for dry cleaner applications to help make the process a bit easier.
Here is the Quincy Piston Compressor line-up covering all the potential needs for the Dry Cleaning industry:

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HOW TO KEEP AN AIR COMPRESSOR OPERATING AT PEAK EFFICIENCY

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A POORLY MAINTAINED COMPRESSOR CAN TAKE THE AIR OUT OF A DRY CLEANER’S PROFIT MARGIN

High performing air compression equipment is at the heart of a healthy, and profitable dry cleaning business. Dirty, moist air is bad for business— and a poorly maintained unit can send electrical costs through the roof. An inefficient compressor not only wastes energy, but it destroys service quality, and often causes costly delays leading to upset customers. If you’re like most dry cleaning establishments, the margin for a successful operation is paper-thin. There’s no room for inefficiency from staff… or equipment.

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REQUIREMENTS OF MEDICAL GAS INSTALLERS

There are usually two requirements of medical gas installers, state requirements and NFPA 99 requirements. They vary from state to state, as well as within each state and sometimes can be very confusing. Check with your local building department for more information.

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PREPARE YOUR COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM FOR SUMMER IN FIVE EASY STEPS

imagesThough it may be hard to believe, summer is upon us and even here in the Northeast US, we can expect many days of high temperatures and humidity. Virtually all compressed air systems are exposed to the effects of summer weather – even installations in air conditioned spaces are often drawing hot and humid air from the outside for the compressor intake or for cooling air.

What can a facility manager do to combat the rise in temperature, humidity and additional water loading when the mercury spikes? The answer is simple: maintenance. Now is the time to act before temperatures really start to climb. The following list can be used as a guide to prevent summer operating conditions from impacting your compressed air equipment.   Continue reading

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ENERGY SAVINGS AT MILK, CHEESE, AND
ICE CREAM PLANTS

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge®

Compressed air system refinements have cut operating costs at a Milk Plant located in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada by 62%, for annual savings of nearly $30,000. The improvements were made following a compressed air audit that recommended consolidating two compressed air systems into one, installing a variable speed drive compressor, and making a handful of additional basic improvements. The improvement measures followed typical recommendations taught in the Compressed Air Challenge’s Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems seminars.

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COMPRESSED AIR CHALLENGE MAY 17th – 18th

Once again, Founder Bill Scales, will be the trainer at the Advanced Level 2 session of the Compressed Air Challenge training May 16th – May 18th in Plymouth, PA. (Level 1 is on May 16; Level 2 on May 17th and 18th) It will be very informative so make sure you sign up for this seminar on the Advanced Management on Compressed Air Systems!

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AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO GET MORE AIR FROM YOUR COMPRESSOR

Did you know that for every 5° F decrease in ambient temperature, the CFM capacity of reciprocating and oil-free screws increases by 1% without a significant change in electrical input power? This may be an inexpensive way to get more air from your compressor without driving up your energy bill! The experts at Scales can assist you with making these calculations.
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A FORMULA TO COMBAT PRESSURE DROP

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Did you know that for every ten linear feet of pipe, the diameter of the intake piping should be increased by 1”, or by one pipe size?  This will ensure adequate flow of air to the intake which will prevent excess pressure drop.   Excess pressure drop at the intake causes your compressor to consume more energy and may also shorten its service life.

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REGRIPPING A GOLF CLUB WITH AN AIR COMPRESSOR

One of the most tedious yet still necessary components of the game of golf is regripping your clubs. It can be a time-consuming and frustrating task — and a messy one at that. Regular players should be in the habit of Continue reading

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