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What Is a Portable Air Compressor and How Does It Work?

A portable air compressor is a relatively small, easily moved, and transported air compression unit ideal for a variety of home and commercial uses. Most often, portable units use a piston compression design. While these smaller, lighter units may not be enough for industrial jobs requiring a great deal of compressed air, they are still sufficiently powerful for use in DIY projects and certain commercial jobs. Portable air compressors can often be found in home workshops, garages, and other places where only a limited amount of power is required.

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Selecting an Appropriate Air Compressor

If you’re looking for a portable air compressor but aren’t certain how to choose the best product for your needs, consider first and foremost what you’ll be using it for. How much air will your tools require? What level of continuous pressure is needed to operate them? What kind of environment will you be working in, and what kind of resources will you have? The answers to these questions can help inform the tank capacity, pressure rating, horsepower, and fuel type you’ll want to seek in a portable compressor.

Find High-Quality Diesel Powered Portable Air Compressors at D & D Compressor, Inc.

At D & D Compressor, Inc., we carry Chicago Pneumatic, Sullivan-Palatek and Airman portable compressors. Tow behind, skid mounted and utility styles in various sizes to suit your needs.

If you need a high-quality mobile air compressor and don’t need a stationary unit, consider purchasing a portable compressor from D&D Compressor Inc. Reach out to us today at 408-947-0491 or 888-400-8768 for more information about our service and maintenance, manufacturers, sales and rentals! We serve the San Jose and Bay Area.

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