What is a Pressure regulator

What is a Pressure regulator? The air pressure regulator is a straightforward piece of equipment. It’s used to get a plant’s main instrument air supply down to a level appropriate for air-operated instruments including transmitters and control valves. Each air-operated instrument usually has its own regulator. Fuel Pressure regulator The fuel pressure regulator is an […]


What is air consumption

What is air consumption? The volume of a cylinder, the cycle time, and the inlet air pressure all affect air consumption. It’s usually measured in Normal Cubic Feet Per Minute (SCFM) of free air, with “Standard” referring to a temperature of 70°F and a pressure of 1000 feet above sea level (standard atmosphere). On pneumatic […]

Reynolds number

What is a Reynolds number?

What is a Reynolds number? The Reynolds number helps predict flow patterns in different fluid flow situations. At low Reynolds numbers, flows tend to be dominated by laminar (sheet-like) flow, while at high Reynolds numbers flows tend to be turbulent. The turbulence results from differences in the fluid’s speed and direction, which may sometimes intersect […]

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Air flow

Air flow Air flow, or airflow, is the movement of air. The primary cause of air flow is the existence of air. Air behaves in a fluid manner, meaning particles naturally flow from areas of higher pressure to those where the pressure is lower. Atmospheric air pressure is directly related to altitude, temperature, and composition. […]

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Pounds per square inch (PSI)

PSI – Pounds per square inch The pound per square inch or, more accurately, pound-force per square inch (symbol: lbf/in2; abbreviation: psi) is a unit of pressure or of stress based on avoirdupois units. It is the pressure resulting from a force of one pound-force applied to an area of one square inch. In SI […]

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Coandă effect

Coandă effect The Coandă effect is the tendency of a fluid jet to stay attached to a convex surface. It is named after Romanian inventor Henri Coandă, who described it as “the tendency of a jet of fluid emerging from an orifice to follow an adjacent flat or curved surface and to entrain fluid from […]

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How to make Cold Compressed Air

How to make Cold Compressed Air Air is freely available everywhere, while compressed air isn’t. What is compressed air, and what happens to it when it’s compressed? All human beings need air, including oxygen, to survive. Engines and electronics also require air for their proper functioning and operation. Compressed air is a standard tool to […]


Who is Daniel Bernoulli?

Who is Daniel Bernoulli? Daniel Bernoulli, a Swiss mathematician, and physicist is the most distinguished professional for his work on hydrodynamics. He studied mathematics and was involved in pioneering work on the kinetic theory of gases. Daniel Bernoulli family Born on January 29th, 1700, in Groningen, Netherlands, his expertise is extremely elaborated in various domains […]

Reciprocating compressor

What is a Reciprocating Compressor?

What is a Reciprocating Compressor? A reciprocating compressor is a machine that uses a cylinder with a piston to compresses gas and delivers it at high pressure. If you recall your high school science, the laws behind a compressor boil down to Boyle’s Law. The compressor has a similar blueprint to an internal combustion engine. […]

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What is an Industrial ventilation system?

What is an Industrial ventilation system? The safety, well-being, and comfort of employees is the number one priority of any business owner. Having a good interaction with your workers is vital, but it’s also essential to have a safe workplace. Avoid money lost to injuries, sickness, and health issues with a proper ventilation system. Ensure […]