THE RESULTS OF CONTAMINATED COMPRESSED AIR
The problems created by contaminated compressed air in your system can range from annoyance to wreaking havoc on your equipment and your end products.

• Premature wearing and scoring of surfaces
• Rust and corrosion in tools, piping and equipment
• Damaged instruments and pneumatic tools
• Spoiled paint surfaces
• Increased scrap rate
• Unsafe or unpleasant work environment
• Inadequate air tool lubrication productivity losses throughout your operation

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FRICTION LOSS OF AIR IN PIPE
PRESSURE LOSS IN POUNDS FOR EACH 100 FEET OF STRAIGHT PIPE

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FRICTION LOSS OF AIR IN PIPE FITTINGS
EXPRESSED IN TERMS OF EQUIVALENT FEET OF STRAIGHT PIPE

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* All valves and cocks to be fully open.
** Check valves require 0.50 psi pressure loss to open fully. Welding elbow data from Midwest Piping Catalog 61 (1961).
L/D values from Crane Co. Technical Paper No 410 (1957). Both L and D in feet
FRICTION LOSS OF AIR IN HOSE
INCLUDING PRESSURE DROP THROUGH STANDARD HOSE FITTINGS

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DISCHARGE OF AIR THROUGH AN ORIFICE

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COMPRESSED AIR LEAKS ARE COSTING YOU THOUSANDS IN WASTED ENERGY

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