Engineering ToolBox - Resources, Tools and Basic Information for Engineering and Design of Technical Applications! Inlet pipe size and maximum air flow.
The pressure loss through an air compressor inlet should be kept to a minimum to avoid noise problems. The diagram below indicates reasonable maximum flow through an inlet pipe.
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