When you’re installing a compressor, it’s not just the air that reaches your air tools that’s a major consideration. The air that is sucked into and discharged from the compressor also needs to be taken into account.
Inlet air needs to be clean. It also needs to be cool, but it can’t be so cool that it freezes because that would cause havoc with condensed moisture in the system. Exhaust air is hot, so it’s important to ensure air vented by the compressor isn’t sucked straight back into the system as the compressor will overheat. So how do you separate hot air from cold, and maintain the right balance to keep your compressor working effectively? With ducting.
Ducting ensures hot air is driven away from your compressor, and that cool, clean air is fed to it. It helps keep the air that feeds your compressor free from contaminants. It helps reduce motor wear. And it helps ensure your compressor can keep doing its job reliably for longer.