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What is CFM and what is the difference between CFM FAD or displacement CFM?

Here at Algar Air we measure the amount of air provided by your Air Compressor in CFM which stands for Cubic Feet per Minute. This is most important information when buying a new compressor or wishing to add to the system for 2 reasons. Firstly, and most obviously, you need to know the total consumption […]

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Can I add to my compressed air set-up?

That depends on your current consumption. Usually when we size a compressor we suggest a unit slightly larger than required (futureproof so that you do have some room for expansion of your business without having to replace the compressor so that then yes you can expand (within reason). The best thing to do is to […]

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What size Air Compressor do I need?

The best way to determine what size compressor you need is to add up the consumption of each piece of equipment using air. Ideally collate the information in the same measurement format. We predominantly use cfm (cubic feet per minute). Once you have this information a good ‘rule of thumb’ is divide the cfm by […]

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