Variables To Consider When Designing An Air Compressor System

Any industrial manufacturing process needs air compressors to function. They can be used to store and convey compressed air in addition to powering pneumatic tools and equipment. Depending on the needs of the facility, air compressors are available in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Before settling on a certain model to buy, you should take into account a number of factors to make sure that your air compressor system is constructed adequately for your facility.

In this post, we’ll examine several crucial things to consider while constructing air compressor systems.

Air Compressor System Design

  • Compressor Sizing
  • Piping Design
  • Air Flow
  • Pressure Drop
  • Flow Rate
  • Air Storage

Size Of The Air Compressor

The most crucial aspect to take into account when building an air compressor system is the air compressor’s size. The proper size will guarantee that there is enough compressed air, but not too much, accessible for all jobs and applications.

Because air tools and hoses have minimum diameter requirements, selecting a big machine can mean having a lot more hose than is necessary.

Additionally, if there is an excess of CFM and SCFM (standard cubic feet per minute) capacity, energy will be wasted because not all tools will always require full flow rates; instead, some may only require half or less than full flow rates, depending on the task at hand.

Number Of Air Tools And Air Hose Length

You should think about how many tools you will need to use simultaneously and how distant they will be from the compressor. If you have a number of air tools, your hose needs to be long enough for each tool to reach its length without having to be dragged across the floor.

Consider whether your system needs quick connect ports at both ends of each connection point, such as the connection between the compressor and the hose.

Amount Of Compressed Air Required

The number of tools, length of hose, and frequency of use all affect how much compressed air is needed. They will require more air if you have more tools than if you have fewer. The amount of compressed air used up over time will also increase if you often move around with your tools (such as while cleaning cars) or use long hoses (i.e., 2-3 meters).


It’s time to get started now that you know more about how to build air compressor systems. When constructing an air compressor system, there are numerous things to take into account, but by implementing the advice provided in this article and keeping it in mind as you plan, you will be able to create one that satisfies all of your demands and specifications.