The air supply equipment transmits the necessary energy to generate the pressure needed by a flow to be conveyed through an installation.
Its design and dimensioning is carried out based on certain characteristics of the installation, such flow density and viscosity, pressure, design and working temperature, the maximum height of elevation, length and diameter of the piping, and pressure drop.
The pump equipment generates positive pressure, pushing the product to its destination or negative pressure, vacuuming the product to its destination.
Depending on the flow to be conveyed, pumps can be classified into compressors and fans.
The compressors are proper to large flow volumes without large pressure increases, while fans are suitable to convey reduced volumes at high pressure.