In recent years, great changes have taken place in the purchase of compressors and their supporting equipment. Customers no longer need to buy motors, starters and rear coolers separately. Today, they can buy as holistic solutions and integration packages. Although the installation process is relatively simple, there are still some preparations for where and how to design the compressor room.
Layout Considerations for a Reliable, Energy Efficient, and Safe Compressed Air System.
Compressor system layout
Your compressed air system should be placed in the designated central position. Placing the system close to the point of use can help save space and reduce energy consumption by reducing the pressure drop of the pipeline. Usually, the location of your compressor system depends on finding a flat area with sufficient load-bearing capacity.
Enough space and close to auxiliary equipment
Installation location should enable distribution system to achieve optimal wiring, especially for large installation of long pipelines. Please place the equipment near the pump, auxiliary equipment and fan cooling system in place, and to ensure that there is enough space for maintenance and maintenance.
Location: Placement Affects Performance
Extreme temperatures (hot or cold), moisture, and airborne contaminants can significantly affect compressor durability and air quality. For these reasons, we recommend installing compressors indoors. Because compressor noise is often cited as a reason to place compressors outdoors, Keepwin air compressors come standard with full enclosures designed to significantly reduce noise levels.
Ventilation: Options to Ensure Proper Cooling and Equipment Longevity
The fresh air inlet needs to be sized appropriately for the equipment to avoid creating negative pressure in the room. Thermostatically controlled louvers should be installed at the source of inlet air and where exhaust is discharged to protect units from extreme cold when not running or running under low load.
Electrical Supply: Important Warnings to Follow
Before installing the compressor, check to ensure that your electrical service voltage matches the voltage on the compressor nameplate and ensure that it is internally wired for the proper Voltage.
Actual operating voltage must be within +/- 10% of compressor nameplate voltage. Damage or failures due directly or indirectly to insufficient or excessive voltage may not be covered under warranty.
Air Purity and Treatment: Ensuring Proper Air Quality
The layout below would meet the compressed air quality needs typical for packaging, paint spraying, or most compressed air systems. As with the previous layout, the liquid separator is placed after the compressor (which has a built-in aftercooler) for liquid removal.
The oil coalescing filter after the refrigerated dryer removes oil aerosols and remaining liquids and well as fine particles.
The Air Main Charging Valve protects the air treatment components while the air network is pressurized.
Piping: Materials and Installation Considerations
The correct sizing of pipework is important to provide ample flow and steady pressure to all points of use. Pipe diameter dramatically impacts pressure drop. Pipe bends are an additional source of friction losses in compressed air piping. You will notice that pressure drop due to friction increases with flow.
Compliance with health and safety regulations
The health and safety of your employees should always be the top priority. Please remember to take into account other operations in your facility, and whether there will be interference, interruption or possible damage to your compressor system.