AIR COMPRESSORS IN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY
Maintaining clean and high-quality air can be a challenge for any company that regularly uses air compressors. In the aerospace sector, maintaining optimal air purity can be especially difficult, yet it is crucial to ensure optimal performance and safety; in this sensitive field, there is very little room for error.
To ensure that aviation and aerospace equipment are fit for use in the field, every detail must be handled with utmost care, and this requires a reliable performance from the air compressor. Manufacturers of aerospace components and systems must be able to guarantee superior quality and performance while keeping costs under control.
There are two main types of air compressors used in aerospace applications: reciprocating air compressors and rotary screw air compressors. Rotary screw air compressors are better suited for continuous use, while reciprocating compressors typically perform better in intermittent use applications.
CONTAMINATION CONTROL FOR AIR COMPRESSORS IN AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS
When manufacturing aerospace parts, contamination control should always be a priority. Lubricated compressors that use oil as a lubricant can pose a serious threat to compressed air, as the fluid can mix with the exhaust air. That's why experts from CYMAQ, Compressors and Machinery, recommend working with oil-free air compressors, which help ensure contaminant-free air. These are ideal for use in the aerospace industry and are approved for use in cleanrooms and electronics manufacturing facilities.
Oil-free air compressors are employed in a variety of aerospace applications, including breathable air systems, aircraft manufacturing, aircraft engine starting, and automated tool changes.
For less demanding applications, our standard lubricated air compressors are equipped with advanced air/liquid separation and filtration systems, providing peace of mind to users and reducing the risk of damage to sensitive equipment.
COMMON APPLICATIONS FOR AEROSPACE AIR COMPRESSORS
In addition to the applications listed in the previous section, other common uses of air compressors include:
- Aircraft engine manufacturing
- Aircraft wing structural testing
- Ground support equipment
- Test bench supply
- Clamping devices
For over 50 years, CYMAQ Compressors and Machinery has been dedicated to providing the most reliable and efficient compressed air systems available. Our wide range of products, including air compressors, blowers, and vacuum systems from reputable manufacturers, along with a variety of equipment both new and used, including storage tanks, nitrogen generators, air filters, and various accessories and parts, makes us a trusted supplier for air and nitrogen supply in the northern region of the country.
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