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.
- 1 cfm = 0.47 l/s
- 1 inch = 25.4 mm
Air, LNG, LPG and other common gas properties, pipeline capacities, sizing of relief valves.
Actual air compressor capacity (ACFM) vs. standard air capacity (SCFM) and inlet air capacity (ICFM).
Calculating air receivers capacity.
Common rating terms for air flow capacity are ICFM, FAD, ANR, SCFM or nl/min.
Calculate air volume used by a single-acting piston.
Reciprocating, rotary screw and rotary centrifugal air compressors.