What is Compressed Air?

Defining Compressed Air

Compressed AirCompressed air is air that has been compressed to a pressure that is higher than atmospheric pressure and can be described as a form of readily available energy which can be used to carry out numerous industrial and domestic, operations and processes.

Compressed Air Common Uses

Compressed Air is most commonly used in industrial fields, in particular, in most manufacturing and servicing industries where it is impractical or dangerous to use electrical energy to directly power tools and equipment.  Compressed air is a popular form of power because it is clean, easy to use, and easy to transport.

Sources:
Ceati Technologies Inc. (2007) Compressed Air: Energy Efficiency Reference Guide [internet download].
WiseGeek. Available from: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-compressed-air.htm

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