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Importance of Clean, Dry Air for Vehicle Service Shops

Shop owners and technicians alike invest in top-quality tools to get the job done efficiently which is why it is so important to ensure that the air delivered to those tools is filtered and dry. Not only does air quality effect the longevity of tools, it also impacts the quality of your output.

Whether you use tools intermittently or constantly, any moisture and debris that reach your tools will damage them over time. Additionally, with critical applications like paint booths, poor air quality can cause paint to peel off within months. Quality compressed air systems with filters and dryers help keep your tools in action.

Solutions for existing compressor systems

Particulate filters, like the FA-Series Filters from Ingersoll Rand, help to filter out oil, water and dirt before it reaches the airline. This standalone accessory can be used on existing rotary screw equipment or sized to work with reciprocating systems.  

Another option is to utilize modular desiccant dryers or refrigerated dryers. Dryer technologies eliminate moisture from the air. Sometimes filters catch only some of the moisture, not all. Modular dryers are ideal solutions for paint shops, whereas refrigerated dryers are great for the whole system.

All-in-one comprehensive solution

If you’re looking for a whole new system for your shop, identify systems that come assembled with dryers and filters. This guarantees the best air quality out of the box, with no need for modifications or extra accessories. For example, the Ingersoll Rand R-Series 4-11 kW Total Air System, outputs clean, dry air in a single package that minimizes installation costs and space, and features improved ISO air quality.

Technicians and shops invest thousands in their tools and equipment. Seek compressed air system solutions that will help maintain your tools and guarantee quality output. To learn more about Ingersoll Rand filter and dryer options for your shop visit the Vehicle Services Industry site.