Dionne Anderson Air Compressor August 09th, 2018 - 23:54:27
If you drive a large truck, with huge tires, you may find that the VIAIR 90P Portable Compressor s lacking a bit when the time comes to fill up your tires with air. This particular, portable compressor is designed more to be used with standard size car tires. It can easily inflate a flat 31 inch tire in just a few minutes. Once you hook up the VIAIR 90P Portable Compressor to your car battery, the compressor goes right to work, delivering air flow at up to 120 psi. That kind of air pressure doesn’t instantly inflate car tires, but it will get the job done in a few minutes, which is a heck of a lot quicker than dealing with a potentially dangerous tire change on the side of the road.
Most industries prefer the industrial air compressor for their convenience. But even home owners could keep an air compressor pump around, for their needs. There are a variety of portable air compressors available.
The most common is the piston compressor. This falls under the positive displacement compressors, which you can find in fractional to very high horsepower ranges. The positive displacement air compressor works by filling an air chamber with air and reducing the chamber volume.
Air output of a compressor is expressed in standard cubic feet per minute (SCFM) or just cubic feet per minute (CFM). Not all 5 HP compressors put out the same volume of air per minute. This is a function not only of motor horsepower but also the efficiency of the air compressor pump the motor is powering. The higher the CFM, the less your air compressor will have to cycle on and off to keep up with the demands you are putting on it. A small compressor pump on a huge tank will produce no more air than on a small tank. The only difference will be in the number of times the compressor cycles on an off each hour and the time it takes to recompress the tank on each cycle. In the final analysis, you need to pay attention to SCFM (or CFM) more than you do motor horsepower or tank size. Air flow is the end product of any compressor and the CFM must be sufficient to the job at hand.
You will need at least one regulator and a water trap in line before the regulator. These are not costly. A regulator allows you to set the correct air pressure for the tool you will be using (say, 80 PSI) instead of tank pressure (say, 175 PSI).
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