Oil-free air compressors in GA are relatively new on the market. And as the market has expanded and the technology has progressed, the savings of switching from oil-flooded to oil-free compressors are becoming practical in more applications.
Inside the compressor is a lubricant that is vital to the function of it. Once lubricating oil passes through the compressor, it becomes a contaminant. At a rate of just 2 ppm carryover, an oil-flooded 100 hp compressor operating for 8,000 hrs. will introduce over 4 gallons of lubricant into the compressed air system.
So why contaminate your compressed air if you don’t have to?
The market as a whole didn’t jump to welcome oil-free technology, in part because of the perceived high price and the idea of ‘sticking to what you know.’
Many shops didn’t conduct due diligence regarding how switching to oil-free air could help them reduce the total cost of ownership and improve up time and dependability. When you compare oil-free to oil-flooded air compressors, a number of issues come up for oil-flooded air compressors.
Oil contamination of your compressed air. Truly oil-free air compressors don’t have any oil in the machine. In this case, there is ZERO chance that oil can contaminate the system, end-use tools or the end product.
Additional requirements for correct system design. When you need to remove oil contamination from your compressed air, equipment such as filters and oil separators need to be installed. Both have a capital cost and an operating cost as part of keeping your air to specification.
High energy consumption. The pressure drops related to filtration mean that an oil-flooded air compressor will have to work harder to meet a target output. This extra work translates into higher energy costs. This cost is never evident at the time of purchase, but the costs add up over the life of the compressor.
Higher maintenance costs. Oil-flooded compressors require a lot of maintenance. When they suffer from wear and tear, contacting parts wear down, and the air end coating wears off. This makes the compressor work harder in order to maintain its output.
High noise levels. Market-leading rotary screw compressors clock in at 75 dB and many people find that this volume level begins to become annoying. It’s tolerable in short bursts but becomes annoying when it’s continuous. With all the focus on worker safety these days, any investment in noise reduction can be seen as a good investment.
Here is how switching to Quantima Oil-Free Compressors in GA will help your shop.
No oil contamination to the rest of the system. When there is no oil in the compressor it can’t get into the air leaving the compressor, which means it can’t contaminate the pipes, the end-use equipment or the end product.
A simpler compressed air system to install. There is no need to install an oil extraction and filtration as part of the installation of Quantima oil-free air compressors in GA. This results in savings on oil purchases, filters, coolers, regulators and disposal fees.
Lower operating costs. With only one moving part and no mechanical contact, the Quantima oil-free compressors in GA have much lower maintenance costs. The unit’s inbuilt monitoring system allows performance to be monitored remotely so any issues can be identified quickly and resolved.
They are quieter. Quantima compressors are one of the quietest compressors on the market. They are vibration free and the enclosure panels are sound-insulating to help keep noise levels low.
If you are considering building a new compressed air system, upgrading an existing one or looking to expand your compressed air system, we can help you evaluate if oil-free compressors in GA are the right option for you. Contact us today:
1. Talk to one of our applications engineers about how you might improve the performance of your existing system by calling 404-647-0986 or filling out the Pump Quote Request Form.
2. If you know what you need, and when you need it, call us at 404-647-0986 or email us at Sales@pyebarker.com for fast order processing.