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Safety Concerns Associated With Compressed Air Blow-Off

In factories and other industrial settings, it’s not uncommon to see workers remove dust and debris from their clothing and skin using compressed air guns. While this might seem like an innocuous and practical method of cleaning off after a long day of work, compressed air can actually cause severe injuries and even death when… Read more »

What Is a PID Loop for AirLogix?

The term PID is short for proportional, integral and derivative. The AirLogix® controller uses a total of four PID loops to optimize the performance of a centrifugal air compressor. A PID loop is a complex method of controlling a process (in this case air pressure) using feedback. Simply put, the PID is constantly looking at… Read more »

Upgrading the Compressed Air System at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor

In 2016, Case Controls was recruited to help upgrade a compressed air system at the AcelorMittal Indiana Harbor steel mill. The plant had recently revamped its No. 2 continuous caster machine, and the compressed air upgrade was necessary to support the machine’s air mist system for secondary cooling. In addition to installing new compressors, the… Read more »

Compressor Check Valves: What They Do and Why They Fail

A compressor’s check valves perform an essential function that’s vital to the operation of a compressed air system. Located between the compressor and the air receiver tank or main header, a check valve is designed to prevent air from bleeding out of the tank or header and back into the inlet line when a compressor… Read more »

A Brief Explanation of Centrifugal Compressor Valves

The valves in a centrifugal compressor are responsible for regulating air intake and the bypass air.  This regulates the air discharged and also works to prevent surge. Within a compressor, you can typically find several different types of valves that each serve a unique function. Learn more about a few of the most common compressor… Read more »

An Introduction to the Industrial Internet of Things

The revolutionary technology that has come to define the Information Age can allow us to do much more than just surf the web and check our emails. Over the course of the past few decades, the Internet has had a similarly transformative effect on industrial infrastructures as well. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a… Read more »

Understanding the Importance of Pressure Dew Point Monitoring

Compressed air systems are utilized in many different processes in a variety of industries. Dew point monitoring is often essential with compressed air systems. This is what you need to know about the importance of monitoring dew point. The dew point is the temperature at which condensation will form. This term is familiar to most… Read more »

Compressor KPIs: What Are They and How Can They Be Used?

If you own or operate an industrial operation that relies on compressed air systems, then you know exactly how important it is for these systems to run as efficiently as possible. Inefficient compressed air systems can cost companies thousands of dollars every year and take a toll on equipment over time. Therefore, it’s important for… Read more »

Understanding Air System Artificial Demand

Companies that rely on compressed air systems are constantly looking for ways to make them run more efficiently. Many of these companies end up spending more money than they need to on an annual basis simply because their existing air systems are inefficient and wasting air. One of the many reasons that this can happen… Read more »

Safety Concerns with Compressed Air

Compressed air is something that’s often utilized in industrial, commercial and agricultural workplaces. It has a lot of practical applications, and it is so useful that it is often labeled the fifth utility, alongside other utilities like water, electricity and natural gas in terms of importance to an industrial facility. Compressed air, however, can be… Read more »