May 2005

Special Report: Maintenance/Reliability

Maintaining reliable engineered air

Consider these factors to ensure a continuous supply

Kelley, A., FS-Elliott

Known as the "fourth utility," compressed air is used in many facets of manufacturing, and, for the most part, these systems provide similar output. However, not all compressed air is the same. In several cases, specially "engineered air" is needed to power a variety of machinery and tools used across several different industries. Engineered air is a term used to describe compressed air tailored to meet specific industry needs – 100% oil free, particulate filtered and completely reliable. It goes beyond the simple output of compressed air at a specified pressure. Engineered air provides the right type of air for the right application. To ensure the most reliable engineered air pos

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