What Is an Oil Free Compressor?

In a traditional compressor, oil is used to seal, lubricate and cool. This leaves oil content in the compressed air that must then be removed through separation or filtration. In industries where air purity is critical (particularly, in sterile environments), even the tiniest drop of oil brings the risk of contamination. This can result in


Reducing & Preventing Compressed Air System Leaks

In our previous post, we shared best practices for detecting compressed air system leaks. Detection should be part of a larger plan for reducing and preventing air leakage, helping you save energy and increase plant efficiency. Here are five ways to do it. 1. Check Your Connections While leaks can be found anywhere in a


How to Detect Compressed Air Leaks

In our last article, we revealed the high costs associated with a leaky compressed air system. How can these leaks be detected? Leaks can be found in any part of a compressed air system, from the compressor to the points of use. Common problem areas include: Couplings Hoses Tubes Fittings Pipe joints Disconnects Thread sealants


The High Cost of Compressed Air System Leaks

Compressed air systems are essential for a range of industrial and manufacturing processes…and the fact is, they leak. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the estimated average leakage rate for compressed air systems is 25%, though it can be much higher. Compressed air leaks are too often overlooked, considered an inevitability. However, they come


Three Things You Need to Know About AESSEAL® Cartridge Mechanical Seals

AESSEAL® cartridge mechanical seals are used in a wide range of pumps and rotating equipment worldwide to prevent liquids and gases escaping into the environment. Here are three advantages they offer. 1. Faster, Easier Installation That Reduces Costly Seal Setting Errors AESSEAL® cartridge mechanical seals are pre-assembled at the factory, pressure tested and shipped as


Summit Pump Applications

C&B is proud to supply Summit pumps for our customers. Since 1982, Summit Pump, Inc has manufactured quality pumps and pump parts for industry worldwide. Their main products are horizontal single stage ANSI and process type centrifugal pumps for industrial, commercial and municipal markets. Summit pump applications include: Pulp and Paper Chemical Process Biodiesel Production


C&B Equipment Releases Video Case Study of DIP System® Installation

C&B Equipment has released a video case study showing the results of the region’s first Direct In-Line Pump System (or DIP System®) installation. We performed this installation in April for the Norton Correctional Facility. The installation process was completed within only three days. The DIP System® is designed to make wastewater lift stations much less


Non-Chemical Catalytic Scale Prevention

Scaling caused by hard water can lead to major problems. It can block nozzles, coat pipework, clog boilers and heat exchangers, and cause substantially increased energy use. Scaling can give rise to the need for chemicals or expensive water softening equipment to prevent it from forming and causing pollution. If no treatment is used, then


Why Do You Need a Mechanical Seal Support System?

The primary task of a seal support system is to provide cooling and lubrication of mechanical seal faces, in order to reduce frictional heat. This is accomplished through a controlled flow of clean, cool water or oil, or, where processes cannot tolerate contamination by water or oil barrier fluids, by an inert gas (e.g. air


Top 5 Reasons for Manufacturing Air Compressor Failure

Manufacturing facilities rely heavily on air compressors to keep operations running smoothly, but when they go down it can cause a severe lack of production as well as lost time and profits. With that in mind, here are the top five reasons for air compressor failure so that you can avoid air compressor problems before