Regardless of whether the lung, a foot pump or a catapult, compressed air is as old as man and equally multifaceted. The air in our atmosphere consists of 78% nitrogen, 21% oxygen and 1% of other gases. Therefore, compressed air is nothing but condensed atmospheric air.
Seen from an industrial perspective, what is so special about compressed air is its versatility. Compressed air, as opposed to other forms of energy, can be used in an incredibly wide spectrum of applications. Together with electricity there is no other form of energy that is as intensely in the context of industry and craftsmanship.
In addition to its versatility, there are several other advantages of compressed air. Compressed air is very easily transportable over long distances via pipelines. Furthermore, it is easily storable for example in compressed air cylinders. In this context, ball valves are used to control the air manually.
Beyond that, compressed air can be used as a so-called active air in order to transport other mediums. For example, compressed air can be used to varnish. With varnish, compressed air transports the lacquer. Since the air mix in this context is no longer pure, valves should be equipped with the right seals.
For example, FKM seals are useful if the compressor that produces the compressed air, releases oily air. This can be the case depending on the area of interest. If so, seals made from FKM (fluor-caoutchouc) will provide security against aggressive mediums due to their high consistency.
In general, every form of compressed air application needs to be controlled in a way. This is where the various valves from NieRuf industrial valves come into play. Every compressor has to be protected by a safety valve in order not to produce over pressure. Every compressed air line has to be either locked by a solenoid valve or ball valves.
At NieRuf, we would like to help you find the right valves to make your compressor unit safer and more durable.