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The Advantages and Disadvantages Of Rotary Screw Air Compressors

Fast becoming the system of choice across various industries, rotary screw air compressors are found in facilities all around the world.


While there’s no denying that they’re gaining popularity, is a rotary screw air compressor the right air compressor for you? Let’s find out!


Today we’ll discuss some of the main advantages and disadvantages of rotary screw air compressors.


Advantages of Rotary Screw Air Compressors


There are many advantages of using rotary screw air compressors that make them common in a wide range of applications and industries.


Longevity


Rotary screw compressors are known to last longer than other types of air compressors. The typical lifespan of a rotary screw air compressor is around 60,000 to 80,000 hours.


High Demand Capabilities


Rotary screw air compressors can run continuously and have no problem meeting a consistently high demand.


Quiet Operation


Rotary screw air compressors are renowned for operating quietly. In some applications this is an important factor to consider.


Disadvantages of Rotary Screw Air Compressors


Even though there are many advantages of using rotary screw air compressors they also come with a few unique disadvantages.


High Initial Cost


The high initial cost involved makes more people opt for a reciprocating air compressor instead. The main reason for the difference in price between the two options is that rotary screw air compressors are more durable and have longer lifespans.


Special Maintenance Required


The maintenance required for rotary screw air compressors can’t be performed by just anyone. Because of the relatively complex system involved in rotary screw air compressors they need to be serviced by a highly skilled or expert maintenance person.


What Do You Think?


Does it sound like a rotary screw air compressor is the right option for you? Or doesn’t it tick all your boxes?


When dealing with a compressed air system, every part of your system needs to be an investment into the overall efficiency of your plant. So if you’re feeling uncertain, rather call CDA Systems and talk through your concerns with us.


CDA Systems’ expertise in clean dry air will assure the proper solution for your process. Why not get in touch with us now? 925.667.3400 / sales@cdasystems.com

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