air compressor sizing for high ambient temperatures
I recently had the opportunity to contribute to Compressed Air Best Practices magazine with an article about the importance of considering ambient temperature when sizing and designing compressed air systems for industrial facilities. In the article I highlight key factors, such as volumetric flow, altitude, and cooling methods, that can impact the efficiency and reliability of air compressors. The discussion extends to the approach temperature of air-cooled compressors, with a reminder to consult manufacturers for worst-case conditions. I delve into the challenges posed by high ambient temperatures on refrigerated dryers, and provide some insights into correction factors and considerations for water-cooled air compressors. 
Read the complete article to learn more about the importance of ventilation, monitoring, and maintenance and remember that one should size compressors appropriately for specific conditions and adopt proactive measures for optimal system operation.

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