Wednesday, July 31, 2019

7 Ways to Save Money on your Compressed Air operating costs

Here are your tips...
1.  Find and fix your air leaks
A small leak - no larger than 1/16" can cost an extra $523 a year.* Add a few other small leaks here and there until you have leaks equal to a 1/4" opening...and now that "small leak" can cost you over $8,000 a year.* It is easy to see that what seems like a small leak comes with a very high price tag over time.Click here to see how to estimate what percent of your CFM’s are air leaks.

2. Lower Air Pressure
A 2 psig change in pressure equals 1% change in horsepower.
Click here to see a chart for AIR FLOW THROUGH ORIFICES and see how dropping pressure can change the amount of CFM used and you’ll save all that energy needed to make that CFM.  Check to see what CFM your equipment actually needs to run efficiently and adjust your pressure to save energy yet still provide the CFM required.

3. Use Synthetic Air Compressor Oil and you can reduce AMP draw an average of 8%.

4. Turn off your air compressor when it is not in use.

5. Eliminate any compressed air flow restrictionMake sure your air line filters are clean.
Make sure your piping is not too small.

This prevents wasting compressed air

7. Keep compressor inlet filter cleanIf your Compressor cannot suck in air- then it cannot blow out the air you need.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

How can I help my Compressor Last Longer?


One of the best ways to increase the working life of your air compressor is to establish a regular maintenance program. If you have a Reciprocating Air Compressor - the following information can provide the schedule you need.

Before you perform any maintenance, always do these steps...

  • Switch main disconnect switch to "off" position to assure no power is entering unit.
  • "Lock Out" or "Tag Out" all sources of power.
  • Be sure all air pressure in unit is relieved. Failure to do this may result in injury or equipment damage.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

How do I correctly install and adjust an Air Pressure Switch?

How do I correctly install and adjust an
Air Pressure Switch?


We get this question a lot - so we developed a step by step set of directions to help you.

Get your PDF instructions here.

What does a pressure switch do?

An air compressor pressure switch is a valuable part of your equipment.

The pressure switch tells your compressor when to stop and when to start and can help you save money and energy.

Need to order a pressure switch?
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Tommy McGuire
McGuire Air Compressors
"Real People with Real Air Compressor Experience"

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

OSHA Requires a Compressed Air Safety Shut-Off Valve

Did you know that OSHA Requires a
Compressed Air Safety Shut-Off Valve?

The OSHA Safety Standard Regulation 29CFR CHXVII Paragraph 1926.302(b)(7) states:   All hoses exceeding 1/2-inch inside diameter shall have a safety device at the source of supply or branch line to reduce pressure in case of hose failure.

Prevent dangerous air hose whips and accidents.   Protect your most important assets: Your employees and their equipment.

offers simple but efficient protection to pneumatic systems in the event of a broken compressed air hose or pipe.  

Click here to view a PDF with the information you need to meet OSHA standards

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Another OSHA guideline publication states:
“Hoses, cables, and other equipment shall be kept clear of passageways, ladders and stairs.” 

OSHA says reduce your slips, trips and falls.
Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents, which cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. The OSHA standard for walking and working surfaces apply to all permanent places of employment, except where only domestic, mining, or agricultural work is performed.

Consider adding reels to increase safety & efficiency with your electrical cords, welding cables, air hose, oil, grease, liquid/water or fuel hoses.  This could be one of your most effective equipment additions you’ll ever make…as well as one of the safest!

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"Real People with Real Air Compressor Experience"

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Three Biggest Pay-Offs in changing from mineral oil-based lubricants to Synthetic Compressor lubricants

In today’s competitive and challenging market - you need every advantage you can get! 

One simple, yet very significant advantage is selecting Quality Synthetic Compressor Lubricants over conventional, mineral oil-based lubricants for your air compressor.

Three Biggest Pay-Offs in changing from mineral oil-based lubricants to Synthetic Compressor lubricants.

#1.  Lower Your Electric Bill by increasing energy efficiency

Compressor Synthetic Lubricants can actually reduce energy consumption in many applications, up to 9% as compared to conventional mineral oils.

   Here's how...
> Compressor Synthetic Lubricants help minimize friction between moving parts. ( less friction = less amp draw )

> Energy can be lost due to "churn" as mechanical parts move through oil: Compressor Synthetics Lubricants have a lower viscosity when compared to mineral counterparts of the same ISO viscosity grade , resulting in lower churn energy loss than a mineral oil.

#2. Get a Better Return on Your Investment by extending equipment life

When you lower the energy consumption with compressor synthetic lubricants you decrease friction which means less wear. Less wear = longer life.

Whether your equipment runs in extreme hot or in cold conditions, Compressor Synthetic Lubricants are more effective over a wider range of operating temperatures than mineral-based products.

>In very hot conditions, Compressor Synthetics remain thicker for better protection.  Compressor Synthetics do not degrade in high temperatures as fast as mineral-based oils either. 

>In lower temperatures, Compressor Synthetics offer excellent flow characteristics, unlike mineral-based oils that tend to get too thick to flow well when cold and can limit protection to critical parts.

Lower Maintenance Costs by using Less Labor & Materials

Compressor Synthetic Lubricants usually last up to 8-10 times longer than mineral oil equivalents. This translates into...
>Reduced oil purchases
>Less used-oil to dispose
>Fewer oil changes - fewer hours your maintenance team must spend on oil changes

>Decreased downtime because of lubricant-related problems such as valve maintenance.

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Tommy McGuire
McGuire Air Compressors, Inc.
“Real People with Real Air Compressor Experience”
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Warehouse Sale

We've been cleaning out the warehouse and are having our
Discover refurbished and used equipment, air compressors, air dryers, and electric motors for sale.
Call for a complete listing of items for sale...