A Compressed air distribution system is a major source of industrial power, possessing many inherent advantages. Compressed air is safe, economical, adaptable and easily transmitted and provides labor saving power. The cost of a complete compressed air system and pneumatic tools is relatively small in comparison with the savings effected by their use.
Object of the Compressed Air Distribution System
The primary object of a compressed air distribution system is to transport the compressed air from its point of production to its points of use in sufficient quantity and quality and at adequate pressure for efficient operation of air tools and other pneumatic devices.
However, many other considerations come into the design of the system to ensure the efficiency and safety of the total system.
• Air volume flow rate
• Air pressure requirements
• Type(s) and number of compressors
• Air quality
• Air system efficiency
• Air system safety
• Air system layout
• Air volume flow rate requirements