There are several questions we should ask ourselves before buying a dental compressor, to choose the most appropriate one.
Dry or oil-lubricated compressor?
To install it in a dental clinic you should undoubtedly choose a dry compressor, as the quality of the air produced will be much better.
Compressor with air dryer or without air dryer?
If the relative humidity of the air is high, for example, in coastal sites, we should choose a compressor with air dryer, because if we do not have it, the compressor will give us many problems of condensation of water inside.
If we are in a place with a very low relative air humidity, we can do without the air dryer and save some in the purchase of the compressor. However, the dryer is something that always benefits the compressor, and will make it need less maintenance.
Which compressor size should I choose?
The maximum pressure supplied by dental clinic compressors will always be similar regardless of the size of the compressor we choose, as the equipment always works at similar pressures. On the other hand, the air flow produced by the compressor will vary.
We will have to choose a dental air compressor that has the capacity to produce at least the same flow of air as the dental equipment that is going to operate simultaneously.
Dental compressors can have one, two, three or more cylinders, depending on the flow of air to be produced. The size of the boiler is also important, since the more air the boiler can store, the less time the compressor motor will have to work.