Blogs

Clean Compressed Air Management

It’s no secret that industrial air compressors require large amounts of energy and resources. That’s why we do our part in reducing the cost of energy along with the carbon footprint associated with our systems.  What is...

Sustainability in the Compressor Industry

The business world is an ever-changing environment. In recent years we’ve seen more of an emphasis on taking care of our planet by recycling, electric cars, and sustainability efforts within companies.  Over the past year Metro Air has...

Air Compressors at Ski Resorts

We all know that Michigan weather can be unpredictable, one day there’s six inches of snow and the next there’s none. This would be detrimental for skiers and snowboarders if it wasn’t for air compressor’s ability to create...

How Is Compressed Air Used In The Food Industry

There’s no doubt that compressed air plays a key role in food and beverage processing behind the scenes. Compressed air can be used for packaging and preparing, below we discuss the many applications air compressors are used...

Backup, Standby, and Redundant Compressors

Air compressors aid in the production of many products, for example, painting vehicles in an auto body shop, making snow at ski hills, and powering dental and medical devices. Even with the most up to date machines, there’s always the possibility...

Noisy Air Compressor?

Air compressors provide us with the resources to do many tasks such as, operate manufacturing equipment, construction equipment, and even assist in food and beverage production. Something else they provide is noise. If you’ve ever heard the...

Sizing Industrial Air Compressors

Wondering how to size an industrial air compressor? This can present itself as a challenge but don’t fear, we’ll walk you through it step by step! Making this decision requires the following knowledge, how many and how often jobs are being...

When Should I Upgrade My Air Compressor?

Have you been seeing service technicians more often recently? Is your compressor using more energy than you would like to admit? If the answer to these questions is yes, it might be time for an upgrade There are many aspects that go into making...

Keeping Your Compressor Clean This Summer Season

Summer is a wonderful season filled with warm weather, blooming trees and flowers. However, with the blossoming trees comes cottonwood seeds. Eastern Cottonwood is one of the fastest growing hardwood trees in North America. I’m sure we’ve all...

Common Pressure Problem With Air Compressors

Why is my compressor running out of air? Many people find themselves turning up the pressure on their compressors because they think they’re “running out of air”. However, this would refer to volume in the compressor, also known...

Why Is My Air Compressor Over Heating?

This is a common question asked by customers in the compressed air industry. To answer this, we need to understand where the heat is being generated. When air is being compressed the heat value becomes greater than the volume can contain. This is...