PLANT AIR – OIL FREE
The extensive use of compressed
air in industry is second only to the use of water. This
air is used for tools, forges, hoists, conveyors,
instruments and a host of other uses in the 100-125 PSIG
range. Needless to say, the loss of a plant’s compressed
air supply can put a manufacturing facility completely out
of production. This is where the AirNow Fleet of Oi-Free
high capacity rental compressors takes over. AirNow only
rents the inherently oil-free Ingersoll-Rand CENTAC
centrifugal plant air compressors, sizes ranging from 1,800
to over 21,000 CFM. We can normally have the equipment on
the way within 24 hours of a call. Our skid mounted units
require only power hook-up, cooling water, a small amount of
control air to start, and a discharge line to carry the
compressed air to the plant system.
For example, a large Midwest
foundry experienced a major explosion in their plant air
system severely damaging the compressor house and shutting
down the foundry. The AirNow Compressor Fleet received the
call at 4 p.m. for five (5) C-25’s. The first two
compressors arrived the next day. Twenty-four hours after
the call all five Centacs were on site and one was running!
Of course, AirNow cannot always promise this rapid service,
but it is a good example of the effort we put into serving
our customers’ needs in times of emergency.
AirNow Compression Services has
supplied plant air to refineries, glass plants, automobile
assembly plants, appliance manufacturers and electric
utilities just to name a few.