Current Region: United Kingdom (EN)
Compressed air is an integral part of most manufacturing processes, but it can be inefficient and expensive if not managed appropriately. One challenge is that compressed air is often considered a free commodity so many plant operators don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how to manage it. But, by the time air is compressed, cooled, dried, transported, regulated, and then finally used, it is anything but free.
Whether you are running one shift or multiple shifts, your manufacturing operation demands high-quality, reliable air that is available anytime. As your compressed air solutions partner, Ingersoll Rand takes the burden off of you, collaborating to design, deliver and install an air system that is a perfect match for your operations.
First, air experts work with you to identify the air qualities for your applications, including the air's ISO specification: moisture levels and particulate and oil content. Next, the Ingersoll Rand team designs an air system that delivers the air quality, quantity and power for your manufacturing process. We can also oversee the installation and recommend service and maintenance programs that optimize the total ownership cost.
Quality air is essential when using it to remove contaminants from the liquids. Generate air that meets ISO 8573.1 specifications to ensure low levels of solid particulates. The air's moisture content may be a factor to consider as well, depending on the mixture's components.
Power pneumatic equipment and tools
Moisture is the enemy of pneumatic tools and equipment. Dry, compressed air with a very low particulate count is the best to power point-of-use equipment and tools because it maintains their performance and long life.
Cooling metalwork and steel
Compressed air is a quick and easy way to cool machined metals or steel. Very dry air may be required based on the material used for the part and whether it is susceptible to rust or corrosion. Alternatively, if the metal will be painted or powder coated after cooling, it's a higher priority for the air to have minimal particulates and low oil content.
Whether mixing chemicals of varying viscosities, injecting air into a process, or aerating wastewater, Ingersoll Rand can match a wide range of pressures and flow outputs to match your process needs.
When moving products and conveying bulk material, consistent air power keeps production moving. If the air touches the product in the process, the air should be relatively clean and contain minimal oil.
With various configuration options available such as fixed or variable speed drives, single or two-stage airends, or Total Air System (TAS) packages, our team collaborates with you to design an integrated, total system that maximizes efficiency and airflow.
We can also help you understand service options and preventative maintenance programs that optimize your total cost of ownership and extend your compressor equipment's lifecycle.
Reliability for Life