Everything you need to know about compressed air:
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Outdoor installation of air-cooled compressors
Provided the following criteria are taken into account, air-cooled compressors may also be installed outdoors:
ensure protection against rain and direct sunlight (installation below an arbor, canopy, etc.)
For winter operation, compressors are best installed in a 10 or 20' thermally insulated container. A stationary heating unit including a forced-air system should be provided for targeted ventilation of the compressor and the container. This will also prevent freezing of the condensate valves and the condensate. The cooling openings are provided with flutter blinds or louver controls and are protected by a bird screen on the outside. Additional discharge and intake-air ventilators should be provided for larger compressors.
A big advantage of air-cooled compressors is that they require no cooling water and thus do not involve the risk of the supply lines etc. becoming iced up in winter.
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