By . Air Compressor. At Sunday, September 16th 2018, 03:07:01 AM.
Screw compressors consists of two helical rotors which are used in compressing external air to a set pressure, ensuring dry, clean, and compressed air. The find increasing application in segments such as chemicals and petrochemicals processing, food & beverages, metals & mining, automotive, power plants, and oil & gas where large volume of high pressure air is needed especially to drive machine tools.
For tools that require greater pressure, or if you use multiple tools back to back, then you need a two stage compressor.
Years later, I built a smaller woodworking shop in my home which only required one air sander running at a time. For that shop, I purchased an air compressor half the size and isolated it in a soundproof room in one section of the shop. I ran galvanized pipe under the shop floor to three regulators at three different connection locations. The machine I purchased for that shop as a 5 HP Ingersoll Rand model with an 80 gallon tank. At the 80 PSI required by my Dynabrade sander, the compressor would produce enough air from morning to night. I must say that that compressor was very well built. All I had to do was keep an eye on the oil level in the sight glass. At night, I would turn off the master air valve on the side of the air compressor, leaving the electricity on, to silence the compressor until the next work day.