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

The amount of air provided by your air compressor is measured in CFM (cubic feet per minute). This measure is the most important element in choosing the right air compressor or when adding tools to your compressed air system – for two reasons. Firstly, and most obviously, you need to know the total CFM 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 the current air tools require. That futureproofs your air compressor to some extent and ensures that you do have some room for expansion without having to replace the compressor. There is, however, a limit to your […]

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What size Air Compressor do I need?

The best way to determine what size air 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 (and the rest of the compressed air industry) predominantly use CFM (cubic feet per minute). Once you have this information a […]

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