Are there any similarities between the Air Compressor and a Blower?
The air compressor and blowers have some similarities, but they differ in an operational capacity. The air compressor and blower operate with a system that emits air at different pressure.
The air compressor has a more complex mode of operation. It works with an air pump, electric motor, engine, pistons, and cylinders. The parts of an air compressor are designed to deliver air pressure that can be regulated using a high-flow regulator switch in the system.
The air compressor functions by compressing air into a small solid compartment to make it denser, before releasing the air at high pressure. The air compressors have a significantly higher pressure ratio when compared to the air blowers.
On the other hand, air blowers release air at a lower pressure ratio, the air delivered is used for tasks such as cleaning or drying. The air blower does not feature an air tank, it functions with the air in the atmosphere, unlike the compressor units that have storage tanks from which the air to be compressed is collected.
The air pressure generated by the air compressor units can be adjusted to meet the needs of the user. For example, if you need to use an air tool that requires 14 CFM, the air compressor output can be adjusted with the high-flow regulator switch to a correct setting.
The air blowers feature a control-blade that can be used to determine the direction of air pressure when the equipment is in use. Air blowers are mostly electrically powered. The power source for air blowers can either by from the direct mains in a car or the universal power sockets found in homes. There are larger models of air blowers that are powered by gas. These high-capacity models are used to clean outdoor areas littered with fallen leaves.
Air blowers are also used in water treatment facilities, and for drying materials. They also make it easy for people who need to air dry equipment or work tools. You can find air blowers in petrochemical industries, construction industries, and companies affiliated with the auto industry.
Air compressors can be gas or electrically powered. The air compressors usually feature a long extension cord that makes it convenient to use the air compressor without moving the unit often. The electrical power source for air compressors can be from a car or the sockets in a residential home.
Air compressors come in different sizes and have varying air tank capacities. The engines in these systems are built to last and can run for many hours when contractors need to execute major projects. While air compressors are perfect for the operation of air tools, they can also be used in the agricultural sector to inflate heavy-duty tyres on agricultural vehicles, regular car tyres, toys, and balloons.
The price of an air compressor is also remarkably higher than that of an air blower. Both types of equipment have relatively fair maintenance requirements and can last for many years when used and stored properly.