Air compressors is the heart of a pneumatic system, which acts as a source for high density compressed air for activating the entire system and to generate the desired output. A basic pneumatic system consists of control valves, pipelines & pipe fittings and pneumatic accessories which is all activated through single source of compressed air generated from air compressor. Theoretically, an air compressor converts electrical energy into kinetic energy in the form of the air; it reduces the volume of air and induces pressure in the air through certain mechanical arrangement. These air compressors are widely used for Industrial and non-industrial applications. It can be widely seen in railways where it’s the core element in braking system and in agricultural accessories like dusters and sprayer. In general, compressors applications are not restricted to any particular industry, rather its solely depends on the application. Air compressors are classified according to method of energy transfer and pressure generation i.e. positive displacement and dynamic compressors.
- Positive displacement compressors work on the principle of increasing pressure of air by reducing the volume of air.
- Whereas, Dynamic compressor works on the principle of imparting the energy by rotating vanes of impeller on air flowing through casing that increases pressure in air.
Air compressors are excellent and cheap source of energy for any application. However, they also generate another form of energy which is called Vibrational energy. The vibrations we feel and its intensity is dependent on proximity to the source, as well as other variables in the particular environment. As soon as vibrational energy from source comes in contact with mounting surface, a portion of the waves are absorbed into that surface, while a remaining portion is deflected back resulting in vibrations. How effective a surface can absorb that sound is dependent on the material from which it is made off or how well it is isolated from the source. Methodology applied to isolate the source of vibration system i.e. air compressor from the receiver is called Anti vibrational control. There are several ways to reduce the effect of vibrations and provide effective dampening. But one of the cheapesr, effective and efficient method is to create an isolation by means of installing Air compressor mounting pads.
Compressor Mounts are specifically designed to insulate and avoid transfer of vibrations from air compressor to mounting floor. It forms a layer between compressor and mounting floor, which scatters the vibrational energy resulting in peaceful working environment. It not only reduces the transfer of energy but also reduces the level of noise while operation of compressor. Air compressor mounting pads simplifies the installation process which enables quick and fast pace installation of compressor unit. This air compressor mounting pads are fabricated from highly engineered material with complex structural arrangement to control vibrations at optimum level. They possess an exceptionally high coefficient of friction that provides effective stability to the compressors. Size and shape of air compressor mounting pad depends on the application and size of the machine. Air compressor mounting pads is the simplest and the most effective approach to build a vibration free system.