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Purchasing A New Air Compressor

At Cullum & Brown, we stock a wide range of products from several different manufacturers. Today we will be talking about Gardner Denver air compressors and what you need to know when purchasing one for your business. 

When selecting an air compressor, there are a wide variety of options and types of technologies to choose from. Making an informed decision when it comes to your business’s needs is important when it comes to choosing the correct technology. A good place to begin your research is with the manufacturing company itself. The quality of their work will stand out as you’re looking to purchase an air compressor. Gardner Denver products are reliable, energy-efficient, and they have a wide range of available products in their arsenal. 

Energy Costs of Air Compressors 

Energy accounts for more than two-thirds of a compressed air Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). When looking to buy a new air compressor, you need to compare beyond the initial purchase price to the total cost of ownership which includes maintenance and service procurement and energy usage costs. Systems with the lowest upfront cost are not necessarily the most cost-effective product in the long run.

Before purchasing this type of equipment, a range of figures and facts need to be confirmed for your entire compressed air network. These include the required compressed air quality, the compressed air demand (current and the foreseeable future), and the proper layout of the compressor room to ensure reliable operation, then you also need to consider integration into the existing technology. It is generally advisable to measure the compressed air demand over a representative period of time to determine an accurate flow profile to be used for compressor selection and the best practices design of the compressed air system.

The design objective of any compressed air system is to provide the needed resources at the lowest possible costs. Focused on maximizing your return on investment through a new system or by upgrading an existing one, our team of audit experts works with you to determine the most efficient system design.

With energy costs accounting for more than two-thirds of a compressed air system’s total cost of ownership, modernization – with advanced energy-saving compressor technology that carries a higher upfront investment – typically results in lower TCO than continuing operation with a suboptimal system. This means that the energy consumption of a compressor system should be the decisive cost factor. A higher initial investment can result in a quicker return on investment.

About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver delivers the broadest range of compressors and vacuum products. They provide reliable and energy-efficient equipment that is put to work in a multitude of manufacturing and process applications. Products ranging from versatile low- to high-pressure compressors to customized blowers and vacuum pumps serve industries including general manufacturing, automotive, and wastewater treatment, as well as food & beverage, plastics, and power generation.

Cullum & Brown is a proud distributor of these products. Our team of experts can guide you through the entire process of purchasing a new air compressor from Gardner Denver. 

Cullum & Brown is here to guide you through every buying process. We look at the entire application and system to provide the best possible technology for our customer’s needs. Contact us to learn more.