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Pneumatic System Limitations

Most people have heard the word pneumatics, but few of them can clearly define it. In the simplest way possible, pneumatics involves the use of pressurized air or gas. The power is harnessed for use inside pneumatic control systems, which usually help control functions of HVAC systems. How do these control systems work?

Compressed air inside the system is pushed through plastic and copper tubes. Air or gas starts at the controller and then travels to a controlling device. The controlling device is frequently a pneumatic valve actuator or a damper. Sensors are attached to lines that measure exact changes in humidity, temperature, static pressure, and other factors. In short, compressed air is the main catalyst for how data is communicated. Thermostats must be connected to these lines to regulate air properly.

Although there are many benefits gained from using pneumatic valves and pneumatic controls, the systems do have some limitations. These limitations include:

Because of the simplicity of systems, it is common for users and owners to overlook quality preventative maintenance. Taking care of systems should not be entrusted to just anyone. Air supplies need to be regularly checked to ensure they are both clean and dry. Any good maintenance program will also inspect all components of the system. Every 1 to 2 years, components should be adjusted to ensure setpoints do not shift.

If you are interested in running your systems more efficiently, you should not hesitate to give our team a call!

If you are looking for Pneumatic Controls, Pneumatic Valves then look no further than Ellis/Kuhnke Controls.