Proper air system design is vital for any business that relies upon compressed air to power tools and processes in the course of their work. The right air system design enables compressed air to be delivered to the places and machinery where it’s going to be used. Compressed air has to be delivered with the right amount of volume, pressure and quality so that the components that use it can be powered in the correct manner. An air system design that is not engineered properly will increase energy cost, lower production efficiency, and lead to equipment failure.
When developing an air system design, it’s important to consider a number of factors, including:
- System sizing and selection
- Compressed air piping network
- Principles of compression
- Flow and pressure units
- Receiver tank
- Air dryer and filtration selection
- Compressor room ventilation
- Cooling water
- Compressed air system monitoring and control
Most compressed air systems consist of a demand and supply side. The supply side is made up of the compressors and air treatment, while the demand side is composed of the storage and distribution equipment. There are various factors to consider when engineering an air system design that will help to improve the reliability and efficiency of compressors and ancillary equipment, reduce leakage and pressure drops, and minimize the compressor system’s lifecycle cost.
All of these air system design considerations underscore the importance of working with air system design experts such as ACG Air Compressors. Our air system design specialists can design and install complete compressed air piping systems in steel, copper, or aluminum. They understand that a properly sized and regulated air piping system is crucial to compressed air efficiency and consistency.
Contact us today to learn more about air system designs.