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Testing CFM

Postby ryanbrown999 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:37 am

How would you go about testing the airline in my booth to see if I am getting enough CFM? Is there a flow meter or something else I could put inline and check it? Where would you get one if there is such a thing?
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COMPRESSED AIR TEST

Postby Hub » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:37 am

Ryan,
Your local compressor supply house should have flow meters. Don't be surprised they are VERY expensive.

Check your regular E I sent you a how to sheet
HOW TO CHECK YOUR COMPRESSED AIR SUPPLY.

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Postby ryanbrown999 » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:04 am

Hub, I did the test you sent. I maintained the same pressure for two minutes. Does that mean that I have adequate air volume?

Is it possible to maintain air pressure in the line if there isn't sufficient air volume?

There is about a 20 psi drop between my static pressure and my dynamic pressure. Is this normal? I am using a 50 ft air hose if that makes a difference.
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COMPRESSED AIR TEST

Postby Hub » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:19 am

Hi Ryan,
Yes, that means you have enough air to operate the spray gun you were testing.

Second Question - No

The drop is normal - Yes, the 50 footer makes a difference.
Shorter, longer, old and inside diameter of hose - will also affect the difference between the Static & dynamic readings.

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Postby Hub » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:20 am

Test results as depicted :arrow: :idea: :?: :!: :evil: :x :shock: :D :o :lol: :cry: :wink: :arrow: :roll: :oops: 8) :( :) :? :P :twisted: Is the air in an inflated B'day ballon compressed
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Re: HUB SELF COMMENT

Postby nzgrip » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:38 am

Hub wrote:Test results as depicted :arrow: :idea: :?: :!: :evil: :x :shock: :D :o :lol: :cry: :wink: :arrow: :roll: :oops: 8) :( :) :? :P :twisted: Is the air in an inflated B'day ballon compressed


yes and no

foil balloon = no
rubber balloon = yes
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Postby Hub » Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:37 am

NZ,
you are half correct - anytime air is in a smaller space than normal, its technically deamed compressed.

Is it against the law to take Orange Ruffy.
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Re: HUB COMMENT

Postby nzgrip » Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:18 am

Hub wrote:NZ,
you are half correct - anytime air is in a smaller space than normal, its technically deamed compressed.

Is it against the law to take Orange Ruffy.
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That would depend on how you inflate the foil balloon. If you just inflate it enough to take it's shape then the pressure inside is equal to the outside pressure, but if you continue to inflate so it is tight then you are compressing the air inside.
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Postby Hub » Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:28 pm

Thank you, you just made my point. If enough air is introduced to smooth out the wrinkles that indeed would classify it as compressed.

Now what about the Orange Ruffy :?:

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Re: HUB COMMENT

Postby nzgrip » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:05 pm

Hub wrote:
Now what about the Orange Ruffy :?:

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Only if you don't pay the checkout operator............................
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Postby Hub » Sat Oct 31, 2009 4:30 pm

HEY NZ,
The check out person is on tea break -Now how about the Orange Ruffy question :?:
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