Fundamentals of Compressed Air Solutions

September 12, 2023

SIMPLY PUT – “COMPRESSED AIR EXPLAINED” Compressed air is one of the most common forms of energy produced, and used in a manufacturing facility, production plant, service center, and even in hospitals. Why? Because its relatively safe, easy to distribute across wide spread areas, by virtue of piping systems, and is considered low cost to generate.…

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Kaeser Oil Free Screw Compressor

Oil-Lubricated vs. Oil-Free Air Compressors; Which Are Better?

August 8, 2023

Air compressor types are not just limited to the difference between piston compressors, and rotary screw types. There are in fact major differences between oil-lubricated and oil-free compressors that you should consider before purchasing a compressor. In this blog, we will compare, and contrast the benefits and disadvantages of these two unique varieties of air…

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Get Smart! Kaeser’s SmartPipe+ Compressed Air Pipe

September 19, 2022

Compressed Air Piping Kaeser’s SmartPipe+ is a modular compressed air distribution system that provides both lower installation costs and lower long-term operating costs. It offers an excellent choice for compressed air and inert gas distribution for pressures up to 232 psig and in temperatures from -22°F to 248°F. SmartPipe+ is also ideal for vacuum up…

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First-Time Fix Rate (FTFR)

August 17, 2022

Compressed air system in shutdown? You need a compressed air field service partner that can get you up and running quickly and affordably. That’s why our service department has decided to focus on first-time fix rate (FTFR) as our primary KPI. So, What is First-Time Fix Rate? FTFR is the percentage of time a technician is…

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Beat the Heat

6 Quick Tips for Summer

June 15, 2022

Beat the Summer Heat and Downtime Don’t wait for the temperature to heat up before you check your compressed air system. Hot weather can put lot of stress on compressed air systems. As temperatures rise, many maintenance problems are revealed. A little preparation will keep you cool all summer long. Use these simple tips to…

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Leak Detection: The Easiest Way to Reduce Compressed Air Costs

February 15, 2022

Compressed air is often referred to as the 4th utility. Arguably, it is also the most expensive commodity to produce. That’s why energy efficiency is so important in a compressed air system. At Air Solutions Canada, we offer a wide range of equipment and processes designed to reduce your energy costs, and identifying and repairing…

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Energy Savings through Tank Storage

February 14, 2022

The case for installing a tank receiver There is no simple formula to calculate the savings from installing a larger receiver tank, but the logic is fairly simple. The key benefit of a receiver tank is that it consumes zero energy and requires no maintenance. Switching from Load to Idle A fixed-speed compressor, Kaeser or…

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Discover the Benefits of Preventative Maintenance

January 4, 2022

Here’s a kernel of wisdom we’ve come to appreciate over the years: If you don’t schedule time for maintenance, your compressed air equipment will schedule it for you. At Air Solutions Canada, we’re big proponents of preventative maintenance programs. Even the best equipment will eventually break down if it’s not properly maintained. Too often, breakdowns…

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Eyedro Meter graph

Try the Eyedro Meter for Good Measure

November 29, 2021

You’ve heard the adage “You can’t improve what you don’t measure.” We’re big fans of measurement at Air Solutions Canada. After years of conducting KESS and ADA evaluations for our clients, we know that our products and services almost always result in significant reductions in cost and energy use. Measurements help to justify investments in…

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Survey: Will your facility benefit from a Kaeser Air Demand Analysis (ADA)?

November 26, 2021

We generally like to set things and forget them. If a system is working and production is steady, we tend to leave well enough alone. But you can’t improve what you don’t measure. A proper Air Demand Analysis of your compressed air system will enable you to identify and eliminate inefficiencies in your compressed air…

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