Food Grade Lubricants: The Bare Necessities

If you’ve been searching the web for information on food grade lubricants, you may have ended up more confused on their requirements than when you started. Indeed, there are thousands of search results that claim to have the answers, but many of them contradict themselves and one another. To dispel some of the confusion, we… Read more »

Compressed air can be fun?! 6 Uses of Compressed Air That You Might Not Know About

Most people in industrial fields are aware that compressed air plays a role in product manufacturing, packaging, transport, and more. But, have you ever stopped to wonder about the fun or interesting uses of compressed air?  Well, so have we!  So, we’ve compiled a short list of some lesser-known uses of compressed air. Rollercoasters If… Read more »

The Secret to a Thriving Agricultural Market: Compressed Air

When you envision a thriving agricultural market, compressed air may not be among your primary imagery. But, what if I told you that compressed air powers the wheel that makes that world go round? Air compressors can be found in most large production and manufacturing facilities worldwide.  Agriculture-based locations are no different and greatly rely… Read more »

Compressed Air Energy Resolution: New Year, New Goals

All over the world, businesses and individuals alike partake in kicking off a new year by setting new personal goals.  These goals often revolve around the worthy endeavors of achieving overall wellness or reaching financial milestones. But what about energy goals?  Yeah, it’d be nice to have energy abounding without needing an espresso pick-me-up. But… Read more »

Baby, it’s cold outside (the compressed air version)

It really can’t wait (Baby it’s cold outside) Compressed air can’t sustain (Baby it’s cold outside) At these freezing temps (I wish that they could) Without causing chaos for your team (I’ll call Blake & Pendleton right now) Alright, alright.  There’s a reason we aren’t in the song writing business. But we are in the… Read more »

Compressed Air & the Power of a Horse

If you are well-versed in compressed air lingo, you have probably heard terms like, ‘horsepower’, ‘dew point’, ‘CFM’, ‘air compressor’, and more. At Blake & Pendleton, we use many of these terms on a daily basis and advise our customers in a plethora of areas that depend on each of these things. But, have you… Read more »

Compressing the finer things: Compressed air in wine-making

When we imagine the finer things, we rarely picture a 2000 HP Centrifugal air compressor.  Well, if you do, you likely don’t talk about it in public. Often times, a nice bottle or glass of wine accompanies this image of luxury.  While air compressors specifically may not come to mind, wine enthusiasts often discuss the… Read more »

Is a Backup Air Compressor Really Necessary?

Manufacturers and compressed air professionals do their best to ensure that your compressed air system is an unsinkable ship.  But, the reality is that nothing is perfect; and your compressed air system is no different. Your primary compressor system can go offline for a number of reasons. Some of these include: Unforeseen maintenance requirements Foreseen… Read more »

Energy efficiency, compressed: Optimizing your compressed air system

Did you know that 10% of a facility’s electric bill costs are associated with operating their compressed air system? For a lot of you, the answer from personal experience is a resounding “YES!”. So, we’ve gathered advice from our professionals at Blake & Pendleton to offer you the best energy-savvy, money-saving tips that will add… Read more »

Desiccant Compressed Air Dryers: What are they, how do I know if I need one, and how do I choose?

Compressed air dryers are used to remove moisture and residual contaminates after its journey through the air compressor.  While air compressors do have their own moisture and particle removing features, a dryer is used as a follow-up to that process to ensure that clean air is available at a desired pressure dew point. The required… Read more »