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Planning a compressed air system for new builds

October, 14 2021

Whether through growth or due to expansion into a new market, many industrial and commercial businesses are constructing new facilities across New Zealand. Building a new facility can be a daunting process. From finding the right section to geotechnical soil surveys and selecting a manufacturing partner to construct the actual building, there can be an overwhelming to-do list emerging. The list of consultants alone required for a new commercial building is quite significant.

Compressed air system safety checks

September, 10 2021

Regular checks and maintenance of your air compressor can ensure that your operations run smoothly. Better yet, preventative safety checks will ensure that you avoid any breaks or faults before they happen, which will ensure no unexpected downtime.

Tips for compressed air piping installation

June, 28 2021

Have you been seeing increased power bills or pressure drops in your compressed air supply? One reason for these changes could be your compressed air piping and more specifically, the layout of your compressed air piping. Having sufficient piping that’s laid out effectively will ensure that your compressed air system operates as efficiently as possible for your needs.

How to reduce air compressor noise

April, 28 2021

Traditionally, air compressors have been known to produce a lot of noise. They need a motor to produce compressed air so it’s become expected that an air compressor of any shape or size will produce some sound. It’s almost inevitable, especially for larger air compressors required for industrial factory applications. But is there anything that can be done to reduce the noise that an air compressor makes? And is there such a thing as a quiet air compressor?

Vixen versus fixed-speed air compressor

February, 25 2021

Purchasing a new industrial air compressor for your workshop or factory can be a big investment so you’ll want to make sure that the compressor you choose is not only the most efficient for your needs, but that it’s cost-effective too.

There are different types of compressors available that are designed for specific purposes and some will be more suited for your needs based on whether you need to use compressed air for short amounts of time, or around the clock. Rotary screw compressors such as fixed-speed and variable-speed compressors are both popular options for various reasons and each have their own benefits.

Best industrial air compressors for manufacturing

January, 28 2021

Air compressors are used in many different applications and workplaces, from large factory facilities to smaller workshops. Compressed air is needed in many manufacturing industries which includes primary producers, consumer goods packaging, automotive and construction.

So that these industries can perform at their peak and manufacture everything they need to, they must have the right industrial equipment in place, this includes industrial air compressors.

Our favourite projects of 2020

December, 16 2020

This year we’ve had the chance to work on a range of different compressed air projects across New Zealand ranging from small to large, and unique to truly spectacular. So whether you’re keen to take a look at what we’ve worked on this year, or perhaps you’re looking for ideas for a new compressed air set up for your workshop or factory, we’ve got it covered!

We asked the team here at Industrial Air Systems to share their favourite projects of the year. From air receivers for a winery in Blenheim, to an enclosed compressor system for a chocolate cafe, there are a number of really interesting projects that really stood out to the team!

Optimising your industrial air compressor

November, 19 2020

As we all know, energy is an important part of our day-to-day lives in New Zealand. Energy is needed to power the devices in our homes, heat our workplaces, and transport us where we need to go – whether that be across the country or down the road. Our energy consumption as a country is 589PJs or 0.15% of the world’s total annual consumption – while that may seem small in comparison, the effects can have long-term consequences.

What is an air receiver used for?

October, 16 2020

An air receiver or ‘compressed air tank’ as it can commonly be referred to is an important part of any compressed air system as its primary purpose is to receive and store compressed air after it exits the air compressor. This gives you a reserve of compressed air that can be used without running your air compressor, and it also helps to minimise unstable peaks in compressed air pressure which is vital to the efficient running of an air compressor system.

Should I use a fixed-speed or variable-speed air compressor?

September, 15 2020

Whether you need an air compressor for a small workshop or perhaps you require a more advanced system for a manufacturing operation, there are now many different types and sizes of air compressor at your disposal. As technology has advanced so too has the technology that powers air compressors – there’s no longer a ‘one size fits all’. The type of air compressor that you choose for your business will be determined by a number of factors and it’s not as easy anymore as simply deciding between a rotary screw or a piston air compressor.