Dirty coolers will cause elevated oil and air temperatures. This will result in premature breakdown of the lube oil and lead to costly compressor shutdown. Don’t let this happen to you. Contact Scales for all your maintenance needs. Continue reading
Did you know that properly performed annual medical gas testing can identify deficiencies that are costing your facility money? Below are two examples of how you may be loosing money.
- One small oxygen outlet leak over a one year period uses the equivalent of 32 H cylinders!
- Medical air outlet leaks and medical vacuum inlet leaks cause your system to cycle unnecessarily which wind up costing your facility more for electricity and system maintenance!
Did you know that having a warranty on your new air compressor or air dryer requires you to follow the manufacturer’s written maintenance instructions? It is important to use OEM parts and lubricants in order to maintain the manufacturer’s warranty.
It is important to drain all the condensate from your receiver tanks every day. The water will wash the lubricant out of air tools & air cylinders plus contaminate your product and ruin the paint finish. In addition, allowing condensate levels to build in an air receiver will reduce the receiver’s storage capacity of compressed air. As a result the compressor will short cycle.
Ambient conditions can ruin an air compressor. The photos below show the compressor improperly installed in an area where there were significant amounts of abrasive grit in the ambient air (We also show one that is properly installed).
Even if the intake for the air compressor is outdoors, there are still other components that can be destroyed by a harsh environment. Don’t let this happen to you. Give Scales a call to discuss the proper placement of your air compressor for long life and reliable service.
A dirty dryer condenser is the number one cause of compressor failures in a refrigerated air dryer. If the condenser is not able to dissipate the heat properly, it will cause high head pressure in the refrigeration circuit, resulting in compressor shutdowns and eventually failures. This hinders the ability of the air dryer to properly remove moisture from the compressed air.
Scales Industrial Technologies, an acknowledged leader in the design, sale, installation and service of complete industrial compressed air systems introduces a new program for compressed air delivery systems called Guaranteed Air.
Traditionally, air receivers were sized for reciprocating air compressors. The general guideline was that every cfm of air produced required one gallon of storage. Today, with lubricant-injected rotary screw compressors using load/unload controls, the suggested minimum size is between three and five gallons of storage per cfm produced. Air receiver size requirements can also vary by the type of compressor and the type of compressor capacity control. When determining the volume of system storage required for multiple compressor systems, only the capacity of the trim compressor needs to be considered for reducing part-load energy requirements.
Scales Industrial Technologies was literally on the drawing board when called upon to design and implement a custom air compressor system, and provide the equipment for a recently completed new hangar at Newark Liberty airport, home to a major US airline.
Systems Engineer Steven Lichtenstein explains how the project engineers made the choice early on to incorporate a compressed air system into the hangar design itself for planned efficiency and reliability that also contributed substantial energy-savings.
Scales Industrial Technologies is pleased to announce it now carries a full line of regenerative blowers to complement their existing centrifugal type blower offerings. The addition of All-Star Blowers , adds to its already extensive line of products in the compressed air industry.
“All-Star Products is a good fit for us,” says Niff Ambrosino, Chief Operating Officer at Scales Industrial Technologies. “Their line of regenerative type low-pressure blowers can be used in place of high-pressure compressed air in many applications and gives us yet another option in designing the best solutions for our customers.”