When Choosing the Right Air Compressor, you might be overwhelmed by the number of available machines. Between diesel, petrol, hydraulic, electric, underdeck, under-bonnet and imported compressors, all with a range of available makes and models, it can be hard to know which machine will suit your requirements.
At Mobile Energy Australia, we specialise in portable air compressors that are suitable for various uses. Our experienced team has the knowledge to find the right compressor to meet your needs. We encourage clients to come and visit us for a consultation; however, In the meantime, we’ve put together a list of key points to look for to ensure you are choosing the right compressor for the job.
Know your Specs when Choosing the Right Air Compressor:
One of the first and most important steps to take when choosing an air compressor is to determine the specifications for the equipment you are powering. By knowing the exact specifications, you can choose a compressor that will perfectly suit the requirements of the jobs you’ll be using it for. Two of the most important things to consider are the pressure and volume requirements of any tools you use to optimise your work efficiency. If you fail to choose a compressor type with enough duty cycle, you’ll spend time waiting for piston types to fill up instead of working. As expected, heavy-duty tools require more pressure and volume; therefore, if you know you’ll be using your compressor to power these types of tools, you will need to select a machine with plenty of volume and pressure to ensure a sufficient power source.
On the other hand, if you’re simply using your compressor to blow down equipment or fill a tire, you can save money and choose a smaller compressor. At Mobile Energy Australia, we stock a range of off-the-shelf air compressors suitable for many uses, but also provide custom vehicle-mounted solutions for our clients.
Consider your Workplace Environment
Another important consideration when choosing an air compressor is to look at your workplace environment. Many workplaces, including mining and construction sites, have compliance standards. That needs to be met and followed; for example, decibel ratings, safety ratings and fuel type.
There are a range of compressors that can fit these requirements, so it’s important to have a list of your compliance standards on hand when shopping for your machine.
The different types of air compressors available at Mobile Energy Australia are:
- Diesel Air Compressors
- Petrol Air Compressors
- Electric Powered
- Hydraulic Air Compressors
- Underdeck PTO Air Compressors
- Under Bonnet or VMAC
Under each of these compressor types, there are different sizes and powers. To suit whichever project and vehicle type you’re working on.
When shopping for expensive equipment, going for the cheapest option can be tempting to save money instantly. While this may be ok at times, it’s important to take the points above into consideration. Ensuring that you aren’t compromising on any specifications. Depending on what you’re using the air compressor for, a cheaper machine. May require a pressure vessel to have high enough pressure (PSI) and volume (CFM) to power your tools. In addition, some cheaper systems require more frequent maintenance, where frequent services may not suit the bounds of some workplaces. At Mobile Energy Australia, we have a range of high-quality air compressors.
Seek Professional Advice when Choosing the Right Air Compressor:
While you can choose your own compressor, sometimes seeking a professional is a good idea. Their advice to provide yourself with assurance. At Mobile Energy Australia, our team are highly experienced and passionate. About helping clients find an air compressor system that suits their needs. Suppose you bring your specifications to the team. They can find an existing compressor or work with you to create the perfect custom solution.
To learn more about our range of compressors, get in touch with our friendly team on (07) 3273 6803.