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Compressed Air Advisors, Inc. Blog

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... 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 »

Rotary Air Compressors in Your Automotive Shop May be Costing You Money

Rotary Air Compressors in Your Automotive Shop May be Costing You Money

Craig Parmele February 19th, 2020 4 minute read

Rotary Air Compressors in Your Automotive Shop May be Costing You Money There has been a trend in recent years to promote the use of rotary compressed air in automotive care applications because reciprocating technology is perceived as “dated”... more »

Refrigerated Vs. Desiccant Compressed Air Dryer

Refrigerated Vs. Desiccant Compressed Air Dryer

Craig Parmele December 18th, 2019 3 minute read

Choosing between a refrigerated or desiccant air dryer is dependent on the acceptable moisture content or pressure dew point (PDP) requirement for your application. Refrigerated air dryers are typically adequate for general purpose compressed air... more »

WHICH FS CURTIS RECIPROCATING AIR COMPRESSOR DO I NEED?

WHICH FS CURTIS RECIPROCATING AIR COMPRESSOR DO I NEED?

Craig Parmele September 2nd, 2019 2 minute read

Which Reciprocating Air Compressor Do I Need? The good news is you have plenty of choices for almost any application. The bad news is, you have plenty of choices for almost any application. Making the right decision seems overwhelming, but it’s... more »