Selecting the right compressor can be cumbersome as there are many factors to consider. A logistic start is your application that determins the required pressure, flow and air quality. But are you also considering your operation and organisation? Number of operators, working sites, utilization rate, required transport and storage can all determin which compressor is the best fit for your need.
Your application will determin the pressure and flow that is required. This demand can vary over time. A compressor where you can easy change the pressure can avoid the need to bring in another compressor when the air demand changes.
The quality of your end product is the protection of your reputation. Applications from paint spraying to pipeline cleaning can be impacted by particles or moisture in compressed air. In addition, high temperature can also damage your application. Make sure to check quality air features like:
Size matters. Free space is valuable, certainly on a construction site.
Several compressors can provide the flow and pressure you need for your application, but they can greatly vary in size. In addition, a foldable towbar further decreases the footprint once on site.
Also access to the site can be limited, for example:
When configuring your compressor, think about options that can improve your efficiency.
When working in closed off or underground environments (for example tunneling projects or mining applications), ventilation costs can be reduced by selecing an electric compressor instead of a diesel driven compressor. As electric compressor do not add CO2 gases on the working site, they do not cause additional ventilation needs.
Mobile compressors are designed to be deployed on various locations: from urban construction sites to remote pipelines. Specifying your preferred transportation methods is valid to determin the compressor specifications you need.
Service organisations often prefer to integrate a compressor on their vehicles, along with other equipment. Most mobile compressors can also be mounted on a support but for optimal integration, make sure to check for the best footprint, weight as well as accesbility. Consider the compressor will need to be operated and serviced after integration as well.
There are mobile compressors that change location every day, other remain stationary for several months. When you have a high transport frequency, make sure to ask which features improve transport efficiency.