Using Oilless Scroll Air Compressors
Who uses Oilless Scroll Air Compressors? What is a oilless scroll air compressor? A scroll air compressor is a compressor that generates air by using two teflon coated plates, separated with a tip seal. These plates bring atmospheric air and pressurize the air to system pressure of 50-145 PSIG. Typically, their are two pumps, a low pressure (115 psi) and high pressure pump (145 psi). Where are oilless scroll air compressors installed? Scroll pumps are used for a variety of applications;
- Medical Air Applications
- Laboratory Air
- Pharmaceutical Air
- Transportation (Air Brakes)
- Railroad (Air Brakes)
- Breathing Air
- Pneumatic Controls
- Ventilation & Room Temperature, oilless pumps do not like the heat. The teflon will deteriorate and could cause premature failure to the pump. Make sure you have proper ventilation for any air compressor.
- Voltage, make sure you know the voltage. Ordering the compressor with the wrong voltage can be a big error.
- Space, you should have ample room around the compressor for servicing. At some point, you will need access to all sides of the compressor. Either install the compressor with quick disconnects on the piping and/or make sure you have 24-36” around the access panels to the machine.