Built-in aftercoolers are bad for your blasting business


Compressors with built-in aftercoolers reduce blasting productivity 20-25%

Did you know that built-in aftercoolers typically have a pressure drop of about 15 psi?

If you're blasting at 100 psi according to the pressure gage on the compressor, the pressure actually coming out of the compressor it usually only 85 psi. Even if you turn the pressure up to 125 psi, you'll still usually only get 105-110 psi.

Profit translation:

You're effectively reducing your productivity 20%-25% by blasting from the aftercooler side of the compressor, than if you simply switched your air hoses to the opposite, non-instrument quality side of the compressor.

20-25% is more than 1 wasted day of productivity / per work week of blasting.

How to ensure performance from your compressor

To gain maximum productivity and performance on any jobsite, always switch your air hoses over to the non-aftercooler's side of the compressor and run that air through an air dyer.

Rightly sized air dryers are guaranteed to only drop a maximum of 3 psi. If you've got an air dryer that drops more than that, then you have a problem – and you should give BlastOne a call.

Built-in aftercoolers may be great for other trades or running spray pumps but they’re a death blow for abrasive blasting.

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