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Screw Compressors

As Western Australia’s largest independent provider of air compressors, compressor products and services, Cleveland Compressed Air Services in Perth is able to provide our customers with the right screw compressors for their needs, taking into consideration their process requirements.

A screw compressor is a positive displacement rotary compressor, with two screw elements that are under continuous rotation. Due to the continuous rotation, there is very little pulsation of flow, which gives it a significant advantage over piston compressors.

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The different types of oil lubricated air compressors

As Western Australia’s largest independent provider of air compressors, compressor products and services, Cleveland Compressors has a wide range of air compressors, including oil lubricated and oil free compressors. An air compressor is a machine that converts power into kinetic energy by compressing and pressurising atmospheric air. This air is then released for use in tooling, instrumentation and other process applications as an energy source. Compressed air is sometimes referred to as the fourth utility in industry, due to its widespread use. Among its many functions are pneumatics (the use of pressurised gases to produce mechanical motion), as an energy storage medium, breathing (in scuba diving) and inflating buoyancy devices, air start systems in engines, filing tires, and as medical air and surgical air in hospitals. As the name suggests, oil lubricated compressors use a special type of air compressor oil, of which there are a number of synthetically manufactured formats. In order to meet the different requirements of our customers, we are proud to have a range of oil lubricated air compressors, which we will look at in further detail here: BOGE Screw Compressors Precisely working single components along with complex system solutions are some of the reasons why BOGE Screw Compressors are quality products in demand. Technically mature – from the idea to their customer specific use – BOGE compressors incorporate reliable precision next to the highest quality standards and are never shipped until they have successfully passed the strictest quality controls. Our range can be divided into several categories, including: Hydraulic circuit: water tank, immersed evaporator and pump with bypass to provide a compact and easy to install solution. Electronic controllers with proprietary software provide access to all the parameters of the units and allow special management for any specific need. BOGE Oil Injected Screw Compressors (8, 10 & 13 bar) C Series CL Series S Series SL Series BOGE Piston Compressors Like BOGE Screw Compressors, BOGE Piston Compressors carry the same reputation as high quality, reliable products. Our range for these oil lubricated air compressors include: BOGE Oil Injected Piston Compressors (10, 15 & 35/40 bar) SRD 125 and 250 Series SBD 125 and 250 Series SRD 350 – 1000 Series SBD 350 – 1000 Series SR 270 – SR 2600 Series SB 270 – SB 2600 Series SC Series RM 2500 – 6200 / RH 2400 – 2830 Series SRMV / SRHV Booster Compressors SOLIDair Screw Compressors Every SOLIDair Screw Compressor comes with a clear promise: maximum performance and long service life at the best price! The screw compressor range of the SOLIDscrew series successfully bundles the company’s long years of engineering experience, their sophisticated machine design and their standard electronic control stand, ensuring efficient operation. Add to that their high quality materials and what you have is an oil lubricated air compressor that provides a long service life, good reliability and lasting advantages to its users.

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Save Time and Money with HyperChill

HyperChill Industrial Process Chillers for Precision Cooling HyperChill Process Chillers are small and function easily to enable water temperature to be controlled. Each model is reilable and safe in all working conditions due to modern techonology used in the accessories and different options avalable depending on your business need. Each model has been thoroughly tested to ensure it’s reliability and efficiency for any and all working conditions in Australia. Product Features Complete solution, easy to install and manage Hydraulic circuit: water tank, immersed evaporator and pump with bypass to provide a compact and easy to install solution. Electronic controllers with proprietary software provide access to all the parameters of the units and allow special management for any specific need. Available with remote monitoring. Completely configurable with many options and kits to fit many industrial applications needs. Condenser filters. Independent condensing chamber. Full access and easy service design. High reliability and back-up eliminate downtime Large water tanks allow minimum compressor cycling and precise temperature control. Double independent fridge circuits (from ICE076). 2 compressors from ICE076 and 4 compressors from ICE150 with automatic rotation. Double stand-by water pumps available. Maximum ambient temperature up to 45 °C. Lowest energy consumption in the market Oversized condensers and evaporators. Use of compliant scroll compressors. Process cooling applications: Laser Technology. Extruders. Surface Processing. Welding Engineering. Blow Mould Machines. Printing Systems. Coating Systems. Chemical and Pharmaceutical. Plastics Processing. Thermoform Machines. Plasma Coating. Medical Imaging. Food & Beverage Industry. Injection Moulding. Cutting Machine Tools. Electroplating Baths. Bioenergy. Compressed Air. HyperChill Plus Industrial Water Chillers for Precision Cooling Extremely compact and easy to use, Hyperchill Plus is designed for safe and reliable operation in the most varied working conditions, providing a precise and accurate control of the process fluid temperature. The availability of a wide range of accessories and options makes Hyperchill Plus a very flexible solution that fits the needs of all industrial applications. Process cooling applications: Coating Systems. Chemical & Pharmaceutical Processes. Plastics Processing. Thermoform Machines. Plasma Coating. Medical Imaging Systems. Food & Beverage Industry. Injection Moulding. Electroplating Baths. Biogas & Natural Gas Treatment. Compressed Air Treatment. Laser Technology. Extruders. Surface Processing. Welding Engineering. Blow Mould Machines. Flexographic Printing Systems. Product Specification HyperChill Plus Water RangeCustomer Benefits A differential pressure switch ensures a system shut down in the case that the circuit runs dry. Therefore the customers investment is protected. Because of its compact design the Hyperchill Plus provides a space saving and easy to install solution. Condenser filters reduce dirt, thereby preventing system downtime. Reliable operation even in extreme ambient conditions. The standard units allow maximum ambient temperatures up to 48 °C. The tropicalized units up to 53 °C. The non-ferrous hydraulic circuit maintains the quality of the coolant ensuring stable working conditions, improving productivity and decreasing maintenance costs.

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Mining Investment in Australia

Mining in Western Australia is big business and accounts for a sizeable percent of the State’s and Australia’s income from exports alone. The state of WA facilitated over one hundred mining projects and created jobs for over one hundred thousand people in the industry. Mining has transformed the area into a hive of industry and the growth in population has led to increased investment in housing and infrastructure and consumer spending. Confidence. Just recently BHP announced  it was investing additional money into a current 3.2 billion project in the South Flank mine and this signals their confidence in the mining industry in this region. This additional influx of investment will have a knock-on effect in creating many more additional opportunities in the building industry, including opportunities for companies like RMEWA to gain new hire contracts for their massive range of excavators. More Jobs. The state is currently very optimistic about what lies ahead due to this inward investment by BHP and they have also pledged to invest in water and infrastructure projects to meet the demands of this massive increase in investment. Due to this upsurge in additional business, the area may fall short in its need for workers and so this will signal more investment in skills creation opportunities and the overall job market. The Knock On Effect. The capital investment in this mine and others will create a multiplier effect around the region and also further afield as more and more people and businesses set up in the area. This is a time of an exciting growth period in WA and Australia in general and many regions in WA will benefit from  increased inward investment.  This increase in investment can surely attract bigger population growth which will in turn lead to higher retail activities and many other related services. Out With The Old. One can only be impressed by the sheer size of this investment by BHP and other companies and this vast operation of the South Flank project for iron ore, is seen as having real potential to replace the quite old Yandi operation. Companies like Fluor have already been awarded lucrative contracts in their project and construction services and their president is equally optimistic about the mining industry at this current time. Safe Investment. While BHP has not received board approval for this huge project yet, it will be forthcoming and they mean to begin production in 2021 thus cementing the fact that the mining industry in Australia still offers an ongoing safe investment opportunity. Once South Flank goes ahead, it will become the biggest ore processing facility in the whole world and this will bring further attention to the mining industry here. A Sensible investment. Investing in mining in Australia continues to be attractive because of the generally fixed cost of production that occurs once a mine is up and running. The production costs don’t usually increase even though the price of the ore does. Therefore, increased prices in ore means increased profits. BHP and other companies throughout the mining sector will provide massive improvements in cost efficiency through improved technology which once again increases profits. There really never has been a better time to invest.

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Transair Wireless Technology powered by SCOUT™

Transair wireless technology powered by SCOUT Technology helps you keep your system healthy and operating efficiently. TransAir Wireless Technology Compressed Air System Condition Monitoring – Engineering your success. Advanced Compressed Air System Condition Monitoring Having accurate, timely readings on the performance of your compressed air piping system can mean the difference between identifying a problem before it occurs, or incurring added costs for equipment repair not to mention lost revenue. SCOUT consists of a wide range of sensors that provide consistent and accurate readings for pressure, temperature, humidity, power, and flow. The system collects data so you can take the necessary steps to optimize your compressed air equipment and your system’s performance. The easy-to-use web-based interface also alerts the user to unexpected conditions that may damage components and equipment over time. SCOUT Technology puts vital information and analytics in the palm of your hand to ensure your compressed air system is running at optimum levels. Let SCOUT Technology MONITOR your Transair wireless technology compressed air piping system, ALERT you to system changes, and provide DATA that helps reduce downtime and increase productivity.

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The Importance of Air Compressor Maintenance

An air compressor is an expensive investment in any production facility. With frequent usage, especially in high-performing businesses, it’s easy to forget that it needs routine maintenance to function effectively. Like all machinery, after extensive use, minor wear-and-tear issues can occur. However, if these problems are overlooked, they can develop into major costly repairs. To avoid potential disruption and downtime to your business, we’ve put together a list of five air compressor maintenance tips to ensure the longevity and functionality of your compressed air systems. 1. Inspect and Change the Air Compressor Oil Not all compressors need oil, but if yours requires it, ensure that it has an adequate level of lubricant before operating.  Without compressor oil, your air compressor will operate below capacity. It can also put strain it’s metal components which can lead to machine failure. On hot summer days when temperatures soar, oil can lose its viscosity, preventing the compressor from delivering proper lubrication to all internal parts. During winter, moisture also can get into the oil, resulting in a thickened sludge that can cause engine damage. How to Inspect Air Compressor Oil To inspect your air compressor’s oil level, here’s what you should do: Ensure that all equipment is disconnected from the power source. Place your air compressor on a flat surface and remove the fill cap. Look for dirt or foreign objects and debris that might have gotten into the crankcase. Measure the quantity of the oil with a dipstick, which should not exceed sit between the bottom and top marks for the sight glass. How to Change Air Compressor Oil If upon inspection, you find that that’s it’s time to change the air compressor oil (or that your oil compressor has reached the 500-1000 hours of use mark), here’s what you need to do. Place a collection container underneath the oil drain cap and then loosen up the drain cap to allow the used oil to drain out. Once done, secure the drain cap with the use of a tool. Fill the crankcase with your manufacturer’s recommended oil, but only to the level indicated above. 2. Replace the Air Filter Using an air compressor daily means that the air filter will easily accumulate dust and debris, which will affect the performance of your machine. To change the air filter and maintain your compressor’s optimal performance, here’s what you should do. How to Change an Air Compressor Filter Make sure the compressor has cooled off and then remove the old air filter by unscrewing the filter top and base. Check the base for dust and other impurities that could have been trapped in between the crevices. Use a blower to ensure everything is removed. Attach a new filter on the filter base before screwing the filter top back again and securing the filter. 3. Manage Condensation in the Tanks During cold weather, droplets of water can be sucked into the compression engine. If a buildup of moisture is neglected, rust can build-up, the oil can become sludgy, or the compressor’s circuits may get damaged. Here are four steps on how to manage the condensation. How to Manage Condensation in an Air Compressor Ensure that your air compressor is turned off and is not attached to the power source. Set the tank’s pressure, ideally below 10 PSI. Look for the tank drain valve and open it to allow all trapped moisture to escape. You can also tilt the tank to let everything out. Once you're sure that all condensates have been drained, secure the valve to prevent moisture from getting in. 4. Change the Oil Separator When an air compressor has been used for around 1,000 hours, it’s time to replace the oil separator. Here’s how to change it. How to Change an Oil Separator Open the valve to let out any air trapped inside the compressor. Locate the separator and remove the bolts to loosen it. Remove the separator lid and be careful not to drop any objects into the system. Clean the surface of the lid as well as the housing. Don't forget to include the holes and the bolts. Replace the old separator filter with a new one and reattach the housing to the system. Use the right wrench to reattach the bolts and other parts. 5. Follow a Routine Maintenance Schedule It is important to ensure that you follow the air compressor maintenance schedule outlined in your user manual, including ensuring your air compressor is serviced by a professional at least once every twelve months. In addition, to maintain optimal performance it is recommended you also do the following preventive maintenance measures. On a daily basis, you should check the belt, oil levels and air leaks, drain the water in the tank, and lastly, check for vibration and other irregular noise. As for air filters, clean or have them replaced once a week. On a monthly schedule, inspect the belts, bolts, hoses, as well as the safety relief valve. Finally, on a yearly basis or at least after every 200 hours, check on the engine or service pump. The Air Compressor Maintenance Experts It is important you take steps to protect your compressed air system at all costs. Remember that by applying preventive measures, you can save time and money in the long run. To ensure that your equipment functions well, partner with a maintenance expert who can provide the appropriate air compressor service. To get started, consult the team from Cleveland Compressors.

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What is the Difference Between a Vacuum Pump and an Air Compressor?

Vacuum pumps and air compressors both have numerous uses in our homes and transport, as well as in an extensive variety of industrial settings. But what does each one actually do? And what are the key differences between the two? We have put together this guide to help you learn the difference between a vacuum pump and an air pump, and to decide which is the more appropriate solution for you. What Is a Vacuum Pump? As its name suggests, a vacuum pump is a mechanical device that is used to create a vacuum. It does this by moving gas and air out of a system in order to create a secure environment for safely moving or transporting liquids. Although, it is also sometimes used for moving or transporting gases. Vacuum pumps have numerous uses within the home, as well as in various business and industrial environments. For example, you can find vacuum pumps in: Washing machines Cars Aircrafts Air conditioning Irrigation and flood control If liquid has to be moved safely from one environment to another, there is a high probability that a vacuum pump is being used. How Do Vacuum Pumps Work? A vacuum pump creates different levels of pressure within “high” and “low” spaces in the device. Particles flow naturally from a high-pressure environment into a low pressure one so the “high” space empties, causing suction that creates the vacuum. There are several types of vacuum pumps available, which work in different ways: Entrapment Pump: Sometimes known as a trapping pump or capture pump, this uses refrigeration to cool air within a confined space, creating condensation. The liquid can then be removed. Another type of entrapment pump, known as an ion pump, causes condensation by using electrical fields. Diaphragm Pump: Highly accurate and popular for industrial usage, a diaphragm pump uses a pair of mechanical diaphragms, which increase and decrease pressure by moving backwards and forwards. A valve prevents any liquid from escaping. Momentum Transfer Pump: This creates a low-pressure region by using a rotating device to move air or gas from its inlet to its outlet. The vacuum is then sealed by a valve. This type of vacuum pump is also sometimes known as a kinetic pump. Positive Displacement Pump: This has two different cavities, one of which is wider than the other. It creates suction, which provides a steady flow of power. These designs give vacuum pumps a great degree of flexibility, making them ideal for usage in different settings and situations. What Is an Air Compressor? An air compressor pump is a device that takes the energy that’s in air and converts it into power. It does this by putting the air under pressure. The resulting power can be used to operate various machinery and tools. For example, air compressors are used to provide the power for: Home power tools such as drills, nail guns and sanders Brakes for trains and buses Gas station pumps Hydraulic systems Air pumps have such a huge range of applications that they have revolutionised how power can be used in manufacturing. However, they tend to be used to move gases rather than liquids. How Do Air Compressors Work? Air compressors can convert air into power in a number of ways. For this reason, there are several types of air compressor pump variations available: Piston Compressors (Reciprocating): This type of air pump operates similarly to a combustion engine in a car, using a piston within a cylinder. This pumps air into a chamber until the pressure builds sufficiently. Once pressurised, the air can stay within the chamber until it needs to be used. Depending on whether it uses one or both sides of the piston, a reciprocator pump can be single-acting or double-acting. Screw Compressors (Rotary): Rotary pumps, sometimes known as revolving screw pumps, use helical straws to guide the air into a chamber. They provide a continuous flow of pressurised air, making them highly efficient air compressors. They are also quiet to operate. For these reasons, rotary pumps are extremely popular in manufacturing environments. Centrifugal Compressors: This type of compressor uses a rotating impeller to produce a discharge of highly pressurised air. This process is called dynamic displacement. As it allows a continuous flow, it has a higher capacity than some other air compressors. It is also cleaner because all the parts that require oil are positioned at a distance from the airflow. All different types of air compressors have made the process of powering equipment far easier. Air compressors allow each worker in a manufacturing plant to work individually rather than requiring a centralised power source to drive all the tools. What Are the Key Differences Between a Vacuum Pump and an Air Compressor? Vacuum pumps and air compressors are very similar devices that often do similar jobs. However, there are a number of key differences between the two. It is important to understand these if you are choosing the system that’s right for you. 1. Capacity An air compressor has to store pressurised air, so different models have different capacities. Vacuum pumps, on the other hand, are simply moving liquid or gas from one place to another so they do not need a storage capacity. 2. Vacuum Strength The strength of a vacuum pump is measured according to absolute output pressure. The smaller the number, the more powerful the pump is. However, the strength of a compressor is measured by its ability to produce high compression requirements in the fluid. 3. Flow Rate The flow rate of a vacuum pump depends on the pressure at either end of the pump. By contrast, the flow rate of an air compressor depends on its capability for volume reduction. 4. Power Usage A vacuum pump typically requires a lot less power to operate than an air compressor. This means vacuum pumps can be thought of as more efficient. However, this depends on what the pump or compressor is being used for as each will suit different applications. Contact the Experts Today Knowing the difference between a vacuum pump and an air compressor is key when it comes to choosing the right equipment for the job you need to do. We hope this article has helped you to understand both options better. If you would like more information and advice about vacuum pumps or air compressors, please contact us by calling (08) 9452 3669 or submitting an enquiry – our expert team will be happy to help.

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We know that your business looks for every competitive edge in a tough marketplace. Reducing the cost of energy overhead is a challenge and we offer quality solutions through high calibre products and services. At Cleveland Compressed Air Services, we believe that your success is our success. That is why we provide top notch solutions and support to businesses using our quality products, whether through purchase or hire. After purchase or hire, our stellar customer care draws from a nationwide network of manufacturer trained technicians, ready to serve you 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

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