HOW TO KEEP LEAKS FROM DRAINING YOUR BUDGET

According to the Compressed Air and Gas Institute (CAGI), a single quarter-inch leak in a compressed air line can cost a facility anywhere from $2,500 to more than $8,000 per year.

Find and Fix the Leaks: Locating and fixing these leaks can save a significant amount of money. If your pipe system is more than five years old, you may be looking at leaks up to 25%. But about 80% of leaks are not audible.

Prevent New Leaks: Maintenance is always less expensive than fixing or replacing a system. Schedule routine lead checks. Look inside your piping system. If your pipes are clean and dry, that means the air quality is good so corrosion is unlikely. Keep your compressor’s air filters clean to maintain good air pressure and uncontaminated air. Continue reading

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PROPERLY MAINTAINING YOUR COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM

In today’s highly automated manufacturing environments, both preventive and predictive maintenance are essential to keeping a company fully operational. Take advantage of the latest diagnostic capabilities that identify problems that could lead to equipment failure before it ever happens. Call anyone of our locations for help in properly maintaining your compressed air system. www.scalesair.com/locations-a-directions image-for-scales-post

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DON’T LET “THE DIRTY THIRTY” COST YOU MONEY

Don’t let “The Dirty Thirty” drive up your compressed air system costs! Higher than ordinary pressure drops, common in end-use components installed in the last 30 feet of an installation, can end up costing you a lot of money (1% increase in compressor kW per 2 psi increase). Call Scales today for an air system audit! We can help increase flow to your end uses so you can keep your air system pressure AND your costs down. Click here to learn more. 

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TIPS FOR WORKING SAFELY WITH COMPRESSED AIR

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We found a very informative article from Quincy compressors, that we know you will find help.

Safety is one of the primary concerns of any working environment, whether it’s in a construction or factory setting. You want to ensure your employees are safe at all times, avoid injuries, and know that your workforce is always intact with high morale.
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IS YOUR COMPRESSED AIR DRYER WORKING PROPERLY?

Most compressed air refrigerated dryers are rated based on 100° F ambient, 100° F inlet, and 100° psig. This summer we’ve seen a lot of hot days with high humidity which can cause water in your compressed air lines if your dryer is undersized or not working properly.

Call any one of our locations for all your refrigerated dryer needs.

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QUINCY MAKES COMPRESSORS THAT LAST A LIFETIME

Quincy Compressor is known for building quality products that stand the test of time. We have some pictures here of compressors that were still being used after half a century!

quinxy postThis first compressor was from 1957 and still running when Quincy stopped by to replace it with a new model. Now that’s True Blue Reliability!

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THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN VACUUM TECHNOLOGIES AVAILABLE TODAY

Scales Medical can help you find out what works best for your application.

Oil-less rotary vane technology is good for patient vacuum, as well as, waste anesthetic gas. If you need a dual system to evacuate the gas out of operating rooms and use it for patient use, oil-less rotary vane works. It is used for smaller applications so you would not typically use that type of system in a hospital.  oiless_rotary_vane Continue reading

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SCALES AWARDED PLATINUM STATUS FOR SAVINGS AND EFFICIENCY

Scales is a PECO Trade Ally partner in the Philadelphia market and has achieved  Platinum status by helping their customers save energy to the tune of 1.65 million kWh! This equates to rebates of over $200,000 for our customers in one year!
If you are a PECO customer and would like to save money on your compressed air system, give us call at 610-522-8480 and let us show you how. Scales has more experience than any of our competitors in helping you achieve rebates by implementing the correct compressed air system for your facility. Call us today

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR COMPRESSOR COOLER

Did you know that for every 20° F rise above the ideal working temperature of 185 degrees, the working life of most lubricants is reduced by approximately 50%?

Watch this video about compressor cooler maintenance to learn more. And, don’t forget to make sure you have proper ventilation in your compressor room during the summer months.

Call any one of our Scales locations for all your maintenance needs!

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HEARTLAND DAIRY TELLS THEIR QUINCY STORY

Watch how the largest cow milking herd in Missouri, Heartland Dairy, uses Quincy Compressors to keep their operation moving every day!

We depend on Quincy Compressors to service all of our milking parlors, and all of our parlors depend on air.” – Bubba Wilkerson

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