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Firestone Industrial Products Names Mark Hilburger Executive Director of Marketing

Firestone Industrial Products Company, LLC (FSIP) has tapped company veteran Mark Hilburger to lead strategic marketing efforts as executive director of marketing. In the newly created role, Hilburger…

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23

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How do I control multiple compressors, Part 1?

This is a simple question with a complicated answer. It depends on the type of compressors you have and what your goals are in terms of energy efficiency…

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Can air compressor heat be recovered?

The recovery of compressor heat can substantially reduce the total cost of energy in most commercial or industrial facilities. Thanks to the laws of physics, the most plentiful…

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Compressed Air Fail: Air dryer purge

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A grain products company was increasing their production capacity and needed a new compressor and dryer. The budget was tight,…

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Plumbing Kits Maximize Performance, Simplify Installation

EXAIRs new Stainless Steel Plumbing Kits simplify installation of the Stainless Steel Super Air Knife by including all of the proper fittings and tube for hooking up to…

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Compressed air fail: Water hammer

Monday, July 18, 2016

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge A building products company chose to allow their piping contractor to design the piping system in their compressor room. Rather…

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What are air dryers?

Friday, June 24, 2016

In pneumatic systems, compressors draw in ambient air that always contains some amount of water vapor. The process of compressing air to around 100 psi raises the air’s…

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Where are pneumatic grippers used?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pneumatic grippers are used in many pneumatic systems, as a means of grasping or holding parts; grippers may move, insert, stack or orient the parts to achieve a…

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Can water damage my compressed air system?

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

In a previous post, we discovered that air compressors will produce significant amounts of water, which is squeezed from the ambient air the compressor ingests through its intake….