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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 4 to get the HP then to work out the kw take the HP x4 then divide by 3. There are limitations to this calculation though so when ordering a Compressor always give the cfm you need as the higher the bar pressure the lower the cfm that compressor will produce. In many cases this is difficult to ascertain so call on one of our experienced engineers for some advice on 0114 2432347