The "Dirty Thirty" – Discovering Pressure Differential at the Far End

The “Dirty Thirty” – Discovering Pressure Differential at the Far End

By Ron Marshall for the Compressed Air Challenge®

Much attention and expense is often directed towards optimizing compressor control, clean-up equipment, system pressure/flow control and main system piping in an attempt to maintain adequate and stable pressure at the end use.

Often forgotten are the components of the distribution system between the main system header and the end use. That last bit of compressed air piping connecting the end use pneumatic equipment to the compressed air header is a part of the compressed air system that I fondly refer to as the “last dirty thirty”.