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 as CFM/cubic feet per minute. Turning up the pressure, also known as PSI/pounds per square inch, will result in lowering the CFM and increasing energy usage
What causes this?
It’s commonly thought that a larger compressor will solve this problem, in reality it could be the result of a piping system issue. The pipe size might be too small to handle the volume or a loop may be needed to help against pressure drop. It could be as simple as a plugged-in line filter as well.
How do I fix it?
It will take an experienced team of professionals to look at the system, locate the problem and solve it. Be sure to have professionals evaluate the big picture before purchasing a new, larger air compressor. Be sure to understand your demand needs. Was there a new process in place? Was there increased production? The professionals will look at the whole system and match up the best option for your needs.