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Compressor System Customer Support

We're committed to providing you with the necessary information to support our compressor related products and services. Our network of authorized service centers and technical support personnel are ready to serve your needs for support on applications, products and services.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I leave my air compressor pressurized?
Yes, you can leaving the storage tank pressurized for any length of time. The "drain your tank" requirement is designed to ensure you do not leave any water in your tank.


Can I use my air compressor for painting?
When using compressed air for painting it's important to select your compressed air system technology wisely. The quality/cleanliness of the compressed air being used for painting has a very important part in ensuring a quality paint job.

 

Why does my air compressor tank get hot?
Air gets hot when it is compressed due to "heat of compression". If the air compressor isn't equipped with an after cooler, the tank that is storing the air can get hot during operation.

 

How do I change the oil on my Type-30 reciprocating compressor?
Learn how to change the oil on your T30 by clicking the link below:
https://ingersollrand-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9675/related/1


What air compressor oil should I use?
Always reference the owner's manual for the right type and quantity of oil for the compressor crank case. The bearings and internal components of the compressor are designed to work with the specific grade and type of oil that is listed.


How much compressed air can flow through a pipe?
The amount of compressed air that can flow through a pipe depends on a few factors, including the pipe size, material, and condition. Check the specifications on ingersollrandproducts.com or your pipe manufacturer's specifications for more information.

How much cfm do air tools use?
Each tool will have its own compressed air requirements. Check your owner's manual or the manufacturer's information regarding your tool.


How much cfm is needed to paint a car?
Always check with your equipment's manufacturer to determine the requirements of your painting equipment. When using compressed air for painting, it's important to select your compressed air system technology wisely. The quality/cleanliness of the compressed air being used for painting plays a very important part in ensuring a quality paint job.


How much cfm is needed for sandblasting?
The amount of cfm required for sandblasting will depend on your equipment and application. Always check with your equipment's manufacturer to determine the requirements of your equipment.


Can an air compressor explode?
It's important to keep in mind that compressed air can be dangerous and should be treated accordingly. Even the best built compressed air equipment can fail if applied incorrectly, mistreated, or improperly maintained. Since compressed air is under pressure, equipment failure does include the risk of rapid decompression.


Can an air compressor tank be welded?
If a situation arises where a compressed air tank needs to be welded, the welding process needs to be done by an ASME certified welder as all compressed air tanks supplied by Ingersoll Rand are certified pressure vessels and therefore any welding on the tank needs to be completed by an ASME certified welder.


Does an air compressor produce carbon monoxide?
Air compressors pressurize the surrounding air. While electric air compressors don't create carbon monoxide during operation, they will intake carbon monoxide and compress it if it exists in the surrounding air. Always check your applicable regulations if carbon monoxide is a concern.


Does an air compressor weigh more when full?
If your compressed air receiver contains compressed air, then it will weigh more than when it's empty. Never attempt to move or do work on any compressed air equipment while it is pressurized or connected to power.


Does an air compressor use a lot of electricity?
The amount of electricity an air compressor uses depends on a number of factors. Review your owners manual or the detailed specs on ingersollrandproducts.com.


Why use variable speed drives?
Variable speed drives can alter the capacity of compressed air that a compressor can deliver while preserving most of the compressor's efficiency. In contrast, other methods for altering the capacity of compressed air that a compressor can deliver reduce the compressor's efficiency. Variable speed drives are considered the most efficient means of changing a compressor's capacity.


How do variable speed compressors work?
Variable speed compressors change the speed at which a compressor's motor turns, allowing the compressor to produce less compressed air than it's full capacity. This eliminates the need for unloaded operation during times of low air use, and eliminates the wasted energy of unloaded operation.


Variable speed compressor vs two stage?
Variable speed compressors change the speed at which a compressor's motor turns. Two stage compressors use two compression chambers, called "stages," to incrementally compress the air.

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