Oil free air compressors- a brief overview

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As the name intimates the oil free compressors are tools that operate and compress the air without use of oil seat. In these equipments the air or gas is compressed with a specific action of simple or rotary screws. These are smaller in terms of capacity and size as compared to oiled compressors and are generally used at house projects or small scale industries. These are present in different types such as rotary screw compressors, rotary centrifugal compressors and reciprocating compressors. The most common of these that is widely used everywhere is rotary air compressor that makes use of screws to maintain placement.  The major benefit of using these compressors is to reduce the risk of oil leak and contagion.

Applications of oil free air compressors

As described earlier these tools are ideal to be used at home as they keep more than two equipments running at same time. For example you can power your nail gun and driller at the same time using this compressor. These are also greatly adapted in the field of medical research as they prevent any type of contamination. Then these are also commonly observed in several industries such as automobile, food, construction, repairs and many more. These could very well handle the jobs that require smaller capacity and precise application.


As the tools lack lubrication the lifespan is lesser than lubricated one but it could be enhanced with proper maintenance. Even without use of oil these are not prone to regular breakdowns and give a stable energy force for smaller equipments. It is important to take regular care of these compressors to keep them in good condition.

Power statistics

The power requirements of the oil free compressors actually depend on the size and specification you have chosen. Before purchasing these equipments make sure the power output matches with the amp requirements of your machines. Commonly if the volume is above 1500 cubic ft per minute then these lightweight compressors could produce 100 pound force per square inch.

These units work quite precisely for different power requirements and output therefore it is important to consider your necessities before making purchase. Also make some online research on brands and specifications to get the ideal one. Always remember if you are searching for air compressors to perform heavy duty works such as that in factories with more power then you should go for lubricated tools because they are high on capacity and are made especially to render power for multiple equipments. These oil less compressors could be find in affordable range as they are smaller in size and capacity. Overall these smart units are ideal for different on site power requirements.

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This article was published on 2013/06/13