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Where speed and repeatability are paramount compressed air is used extensively in the automotive industry. Whether it be spraying cars with robots where high quality oil free compressors are required or assembling them with air tools. The automotive industry relies on compressors and compressed air supply.
- Product finishing
Compressed air vapourizes and propels paint through paint guns or robots onto clean metal surfaces such as car components and shells
- Air operated robots
Where reliability and repeatability are required compressed air is used for the operation of robots.
- Plasma cutting and welding
Compressed air is used in the process to assist the cutting or welding speed and reliability
- Air tools
Air tools are preferred to electric tools as they are light and easy to handle
- Paint shop applications
Compressed air is the first choice as a safe medium to operate paint pumps in highly volatile environments
Clean oil free compressed air can also be used in the chemical or pharmaceutical process, coming in direct contact with products. Chemical processes often need large volumes of clean oil free air, making BELL AIR the ideal selection.
- Process air – Air used in direct contact with product for such usages as cleaning, aeration and product moving.
- Control valves & cylinders – Equipment used in the manufacturing process is controlled by compressed air.
- Material handling – Compressed air operated fluid pumping systems are used in volatile enviroments without the risk of explosion
- Nitrogen generation – Compressed air is filtered via a membrane to produce nitrogen used in a variety of chemical applications
- Air curtains – Compressed air is used as a curtain to create a safe and clean area
- Product drying – Compressed air is mixed with product to accelerate drying processes
Compressed air is used in all types of power generation plants. Compressed air is relied upon to keep processes running and high quality oil free air is the first choice in power generation as reliable sources of compressed air are critical in these plants. Downtime can cost thousands in lost product and penalties.
- Control valves – Air operated valves and cylinders used in production areas
- Raw material handling – Compressed air, considered safe and reliable is used for handling hazardous material such as reactor rods.
- Conveying – Compressed air is mixed with products to enable easier material handling and conveying
- Filtration cleaning – Compressed air is used for reverse air jet purging to keep filters clean extending the lifetime and reducing downtime.
As the cleanest form of energy around it makes sense that compressed air is a major consideration in environmental products and projects. Oil free and oil lubricated compressors are used in a variety of applications from air conditioning systems, to the development of re-usable energy forms and power generation plants. Compressed air is versatile reliable and safe, it can be used directly in the process such as sewage treatment plants or air separation, or it can be used as a motive force in an environmentally friendly process.
- Air conditioning – Compressed air is used for control systems to operate the opening and closing of control valves
- Wind generation – Compressed air is used in the manufacturing process of wind generators. It is also used as a source of energy that can be generated by wind farms.
- Sewage plant – Compressed air is used to control sewage flow, and air oxidation of sewage tanks
- Water purification and oxidization – Compressed air is released into water to stop stagnation
- Landfill sites – Compressed air is released into the ground to push out toxic gases
- Air separation – Compressed air is filtered via a membrane to generate clean gases
- Artificial snow making – Compressed air is used to atomize water through a series of orifices and projected into the air by a powerful fan. The atomized water falls as snow.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Seen as a safe and reliable source of power, modern food facilities rely on compressed air in their manufacturing processes. Often considered as the fourth utility, compressed air is present in all areas of food and beverage manufacture and process. Oil free compressors can be used in direct contact with product, or oil lubricated compressors can be used in packaging processes or to operate production machinery such as filling machines, pumps or the generation of other gases.
- Packaging – compressed air can be used to generate vacuum used in the packaging process, air is also used in conveying systems to move food and ingredients
- PET bottle blowing – high pressure oil free compressed air is fed into the bottle blower machine moulds where preforms are heated and the plastic is streched to form the bottle
- Product handling – air hoists and cylinders are used to move products, at very high speeds able to keep up with modern production practices
- Food filling machines – machines use compressed air to fill products such as cakes, pies, and liquid products
- Fluid pumps – compressed air is generated to operate pumps such as diaphragm pumps to move liquid products in the production and filling process
- Nitrogen generation – compressed air is filtered to produce nitrogen used for packaging
- Air knives – air is used as a clean medium for cutting products. It is also used for example for peeling products such as fruit and onions
Compressed air, commonly called Industry’s Fourth Utility supplies power for many different manufacturing operations. It supplies motive force, and is preferred to electricity because it is safer and more convenient. For the production line BELL AIR offers pneumatic tools convenient for industrial production because they have a low weight-to-power ratio.
- Spray finishing equipment – Air is used to vaporize paint so it can be applied to components and products.
- Air operated tools – Air tools are preferred to electric tools as they are light and easy to handle
- Air operated lifting equipment – Air hoists can be used for a multitude of lifting operations. They are small and compact
- Shot blasting – Air is used to propel grit or shot for blasting and cleaning operations
- Cooling & Heating – Air is used in a vortex tube to create high volumes of cool air for industrial cooling processes, Vortex tubes can also be reverse flowed to produce high temperature air used in heating processes
- Cleaning – Air is used for cleaning processes in manufacturing facilities
- Portable (on-site) Shot Blasting – Portable Compressors Air is used to operate mobile shot blasting units
- Mobile Paint Spraying – Portable Compressed Air can be used for point of use paint spraying
- Breathing air – Air filtration is used to provide breathing quality air
- Nitrogen generation – Compressed air is filtered to product nitrogen
- Air tools – Used in marine building and assembly
- Air grinders – Used in the heavy steel assembly operation
- Paint spraying equipment – Air is used to vaporize paint so it can be sprayed
- Ballast water purification – Air is used to oxidize ballast water before it is released to the ocean
- Ship refurbishment – Portable compressed air is used for ship refurbishment, to operate soda / ice blasting equipment to remove rust from the ships exterior
- Offshore drilling exploration – Portable compressed air is used for offshore drilling exploration processes
- Working air – Compressed air is used for general purposes in ships
- Instrument air – Compressed air is used for instrumentation demands in ships
MINING & CONSTRUCTION
Compressed air is used in the mining and construction industry as the major source of motive energy. As gases can be present in mining applications it is important that a safe and reliable energy source is selected, compressed air fits the bill. Oil free and oil lubricated compressors are used for many breathing applications and air tool operation, as well as being used in larger quantities for conveying systems and ventilation.
- Air operated tools – Air is used as an ignition free medium to power tools down mines.
- Fluidization of product – Compressed air is mixed with products such as coal dust to cause fluidization. This then make these products much easier for material handling and conveying
- Reverse jet filtration cleaning – Compressed air is used for reverse air jet purging to keep filters clean and extend the lifetime and reduce downtime
- Blasting – Compressed air is used as a safe medium heavy duty blasting in the construction industry
- Ventilation systems – Used for safe operation of ventilation systems in hazardous mine environments
Mobile or portable diesel driven air compressors are used in most mining and construction applications, providing air independently from electrical power supply. Whereas low pressure compressors are used for internal vibrators, suction excavators, pneumatic hammer, breaker, mole or rock drill applications, high pressure compressors are used for sandblasting, dry ice or soda blasting, operation of pneumatic DTH drill rigs, concrete conveying or spraying, fibre optic cable blowing, piling, ramming, paint spraying,… Diesel driven air compressors are also commonly used as standby machines in industrial applications to protect against electricity failures.
- Air operated tools – In general construction compressed air is used as an efficient way to operate pneumatic breakers, hammers and drills. Moling is a cost-efficient way to lay pipes below streets or railway lines without the need for digging trenches. Internal vibrators are used to settle down liquid concrete, removing air enclosures through constant vibrations.
- Pneumatic drilling, ramming or piling machines – Compressed air is used with or without hydraulic power to operate drill rigs in stone and mineral quarries, mines, water wells, but also for ramming steel structures and piling road barriers.
- Fibre optic cable blowing for telecom applications – Compressed air is used to blow cables with a high velocity airstream into existing pipes with cablejets or microjects, avoiding costly digging operations.
- Concrete conveying or spraying – This is used at construction sites that are difficult to reach directly with concrete mixers, either because they are too remote or too high. Concrete spraying is used to fix rocky hills to avoid landslides, as well as being used in the construction of tunnels
- Diesel driven standby compressors – Many factories are dependent on constant minimum air supply. As a protection against electrical power failures, diesel compressors can be installed to start automatically as soon as pressure drops in the factory’s pneumatic system. It is possible to equip the machines in such a way to permit operation in hazardous areas like refineries or offshore platforms.
- Marine applications – Electrical or diesel-driven compressors are commonly used for installation on tankers in conjunction with nitrogen flooding systems. These systems minimize the risk of fires during unloading, loading and transport.
- Blasting – Compressed air is used in the construction industry to clean ship hulls, oil tanks, bridges and steel constructions. For smaller or more delicate surfaces it is used in conjunction with dry ice or soda blasting units.
- Bridge Cleaning – Portable compressed air is used to operate blasting pots to clean bridges
- General construction work – Portable compressed air is used to drive a variety of compressed air tools on the construction site
- Piling – Portable compressed air is used to under pin buildings for new foundations
- Geothermal Drilling – Portable compressed air is used to drive drill rigs for this process of ground exploration
OIL & GAS
Oil and gas production and handling can be a hazardous process where health and safety are paramount. For this reason compressed air is extensively used in a multitude of applications in these industries. Compressed air is non flammable and can be used in the most hazardous environment. Whether used for breathing air or process compressed air is the first choice for safety.
- Air operated process equipment – In hazardous areas, compressed air is the first choice for operating manufacturing equipment used in a multitude of processes
- Process – Clean safe compressed air can be used in direct contact with product
- Cooling – Compressed air is used in a vortex tube for cooling processes
- Air operated pumps – Compressed air operated pumps are used as a alternative to electrically driven pumps.
- Filter cleaning – Compressed air is used for reverse air jet purging to keep filters clean extending the lifetime and reducing downtime
- Pipe pigging / cleaning – Compressed air is used to push the “pig” inside the pipe for internal pipe cleaning
- Descaling Gas / Oil Tanks – Portable compressed air can be used for mobile tank cleaning
- Standby System – Portable compressed air can be used as a standy-by system to back up the site’s stationary compressors
PAPER & PULP
As paper mills have many moving and printing processes, they are renowned for using large volumes of compressed air. Smaller oil lubricated and oil free compressors are also used for applications such as material handling or printing where air operated pumps are used.
- Air bearings for product handling – air bearings or air castors enable heavy products to be easily handled by literally floating heavy loads on a virtually frictionless film of air
- Vacuum generation – using compressed air and a venturi systems vacuum is generated very efficiently. Vacuum is used for many processes such as product handling.
- Paper pressing – compressed air is used via cylinders for a variety of pressing applications
- Printing – compressed air used for operation of printing pumps and equipment. As air is non explosive, it is safe and reliable
- Roller adjustment – compressed air is used to precisely control the roller thickness which determines the paper thickness, essential for an efficient process
Air compressors are used in a whole variety of transit applications that include main line trains, light rail trains, underground trains, trams, metros, hybrid buses, electric buses, etc. With the focus on reducing energy consumption and the move towards more sustainable energy forms, the use of electrically driven compressors with an on-demand control system is increasing. Compressed air is used for braking systems, suspension systems, door operation, floor leveling systems, pantographs, wipers and claxons. Following the example of transit applications, transport is also moving towards electrically powered vans and trucks which require electric compressors supplying air for the braking and suspension systems.