Thursday, May 12, 2005
Air tools and air pollution.
Like it or not the everyday air we breath into lungs is filled with contaminants. Dust,water,mold are all in the air around us. Now factor in an air compressor that compresses this "dirty" air for use with your air tools. In a compressed state these particles become far more destructive and concentrated. These particles then begin to damage and wear away at your air compressor,air lines and air tools. Dirt,rust, pipe scale are a few of the contaminants that will find their way into your air system. They can wear out seals, damage finished products, reduce the efficiency of air tools. For example, your prized air impact wrench may put out as much torque as it used to.