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What is an Oil Water Separator and Why do You Need One?

What is an Oil Water Separator and Why do You Need One?

Craig Parmele March 23rd, 2021 3 minute read Tips

This is a common question we hear at Compressed Air Advisors, Inc.  So what is an Oil Water Separator and Why would you need one?  Lets start off with your compressor.  All compressors (except oil free) have some amount of oil pass... more »

Your Air Compressor and Cold Weather

Your Air Compressor and Cold Weather

Craig Parmele February 16th, 2021 3 minute read Tips

Heading into fall and winter, your compressed air system maintenance routine can be more complex in colder climates. Freezing temperatures can have negative effects on your air compressor, dryer, and many accessories. One of the best practices to... more »

How a Tsunami Water Separator Works

How a Tsunami Water Separator Works

Craig Parmele February 5th, 2021 2 minute read Tips

A Water Separator will play an important role in compressed air systems.  While water seaparators  will not remove all water from your air stream they will knock out most bulk water and droplets.  When a Water Separator is not present... more »

Granite Shop - Choosing an Air Compressor

Granite Shop - Choosing an Air Compressor

Craig Parmele September 14th, 2020 7 minute read Tips

Why Do Granite Shops Need Air Compressors? From the cutting to the grinding and polishing, compressed air is critical for any granite shop. Shops rely heavily on the compressed air system to assist in a variety of operation processes. Many day-to-... more »

Refrigerated Air Dryers. What are the differences?

Refrigerated Air Dryers.  What are the differences?

Craig Parmele August 27th, 2020 5 minute read Tips

Non-Cycling and Cycling and High Temperature Refrigerated Air Dryers, Oh My! So, one of the most common questions we are asked at Compressed Air Advisors, Inc. is what is the difference between; Non-Cycling, Cycling and High Temperature refrigerated... more »

What are some preventable causes of air compressor failure?

What are some preventable causes of air compressor failure?

Craig Parmele August 11th, 2020 4 minute read Tips

Listen to the experts, we have you covered! Air compressors can fail for an assortment of different reasons: Normal wear and tear, lifespan and age of the unit, poor maintenance, power surge, install issues are just a few the come to mind. When... more »

Where Should I Install my Air Dryer?

Where Should I Install my Air Dryer?

Craig Parmele August 10th, 2020 3 minute read Tips

Why shouldn't you store it on your air compressor? Your company purchased or is considering an air dryer for your compressor, now where should you install it? One of the most common things we see in the industry are air dryers being stored on top of... more »

Compressed Air & Starting a Microbrewery

Compressed Air & Starting a Microbrewery

Craig Parmele July 30th, 2020 5 minute read

Raymond Batkay, Channel Partner Manager East Region In the last 20 years, independent microbreweries have popped up throughout the United States from Portland, Oregon to Brooklyn, New York.   With the same revolutionary spirit,... more »

Solving Demand Side Issues to Maximize Compressor Efficiency

Solving Demand Side Issues to Maximize Compressor Efficiency

Craig Parmele June 24th, 2020 3 minute read

Gary Panttila, FS Cutis Channel Partner Manager West Region Demand-side issues in industrial compressed air systems are overlooked and underestimated. The awareness of energy consumption is a crucial piece of the puzzle. In recent years, there has... more »

The Vodka Will Wait!

The Vodka Will Wait!

Craig Parmele April 20th, 2020 1 minute read

The Vodka will wait! Our customer on the North Shore OF Chicago who is a craft vodka distillery halted vodka production in order to focus on producing hand sanitizer for first responders. They are putting considerable more strain on their compressed... more »