The newest most efficient air-operated devices in the world are only as effective as the power that drives them. Reduce this power and you reduce their effectiveness.
Low air pressure is the usual culprit, caused by:
(A) Inadequate capacity in the compressor room (Supply Side)
(B) Excessive pressure drop between the distribution header and points of use (Demand Side)
(C) Lack of pressure and flow control between the system’s supply and demand sides.
|Losses and restrictions in air distribution systems resulting in low air pressure at a tool are frequently as high as 30% to 50%. When operating below design pressure a tool cannot develop full power or operate at its maximum production rate. The curve at the right demonstrates increasing the air pressure to 90 PSIG from 70 PSIG improves power 37% for an average tool.|