Compressed Air Purification

Compressed Air Purification

Selecting Compressed Air Purification to ISO Quality Standards The International Standard for compressed air purification and quality introduces a simple system of classification for the three main contaminants present in any compressed air system: dirt, oil and...
Gas Laws: Understanding Compressed Air

Gas Laws: Understanding Compressed Air

What is Pneumatics? The word Pneumatics comes from the Greek word Pneumos, meaning breath.  In industry, this deals with the behaviour of gases.  In particular, the use of gases for conveying power. What is Compressed Air?Compressed – the air or gas is forced into a...
The Truth About Compressed Air

The Truth About Compressed Air

What is Compressed Air? Compressed – the air is forced into a smaller space and is always wanting to expand back to its’ original state of lowest energy level.  If a sealed container has its’ volume reduced by 50% or halved then the pressure for the same amount of gas...
The Problem With 5/3 Valves

The Problem With 5/3 Valves

My Pet Hate… The 5/3 valve. Often, when looking into safety and how to stop a machine safely, customers insist upon using a 5/3 valve without understanding the full consequences of their actions. The 5/3 valve differs from the 5/2 valve by having a neutral...