Air Compressor FAQs

Can I install an air compressor anywhere in my facility?

A reciprocating compressor is a very flexible piece of equipment but some cautions must be taken for an installation site selection. Refer to the instruction manual that is supplied with each unit. Some things to consider:

  1. You need a level floor and vibration mounting pads are recommended
  2. The compressor should be installed in a well ventilated room.
  3. The compressor must have approximately a 24" clearance from the walls to allow for the designed air flow. This will also allow sufficient room for workmen to do normal scheduled maintenance.
  4. The discharge line into the air system should not be smaller than the compressor discharge port size.
  5. The shipping skid should NOT be used as part of the mounting base.
  6. Other Frequently Asked Questions About Air Compressors: