Air Compressor Selection

Air compressors are required for many services. Figures 18-33AC and 18-3, Table 18-6, and performance curves are presented to indicate the type of units that are suitable. Other styles, sizes and types are available, and their omission does not indicate a lack of suitability. Also see Schaefer [34] and Skrotzki [35]. Table 18-6A shows compressed air applications for various compressor types.
When establishing intake capacity for air compressors, the moisture content of the air must be taken into account. It is not always necessary or desirable to assume that the air is saturated; however, this is the maximum condition with respect to water content. Intake air temperature must be
Figure 18-33a Single-stage horizontal compressor.  ...

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