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1. How do Silvent’s products save energy?
Silvent’s products are fitted with Silvent technology, which uses compressed air in the most effective and efficient way. Silvent technology minimizes turbulence and uses co-ejection, which means that the nozzle design allows the compressed air to make use of the surrounding air. Read more about Silvent technology here.
2. What is OSHA?
OSHA is an acronym for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which is the federal agency responsible for the implementation of occupational health and safety legislation in the United States. OSHA regulates compressed air usage in the United States and non-compliance is punishable by a fine. Read more about our summary of OSHA regulations for compressed air here or read our guidelines for blowing with compressed air.
3. How can an air gun be dangerous?
We usually talk about three risks associated with blowing with compressed air:
- Air embolisms, which occur if compressed air is blown under the skin, e.g. through a wound. Air bubbles can then be forced into the veins and carried through the bloodstream. When the air bubble reaches the heart, symptoms may be similar to a heart attack. If an air bubble reaches the brain, it can lead to a stroke. Learn how Silvent can prevent this.
- Hearing loss or tinnitus, are serious injuries and incurable. Air guns can generate harmfully high noise levels when blowing. Learn more about how Silvent can reduce noise levels.
- Splash and eye injuries may occur in conjunction with blowing with compressed air. When cleaning, dirt, liquids and chips may ricochet back toward the operator and cause both bodily and eye injuries. Read about how Silvent can help reduce the risk.
4. How do Silvent’s products reduced noise levels?
Open tubes are often used for blowing with compressed air. The turbulence this creates in the air generates noise. Silvent’s products minimize turbulence and create a uniform, smooth and straight laminar air flow, which reduces noise. Read more about Silvent technology here.
5. Can Silvent’s products be used for liquids?
Silvent’s products are designed to help operators who work with compressed air on a daily basis. All data and technical information are based on tests carried out with compressed air. Silvent’s products are solely intended for use in blowing with compressed air.
6. Do I need to regulate pressure to 30 psi?
No, not if you are using a product that meets OSHA requirements. Such products regulate the pressure and make sure it does not exceed 30 psi in the case of a blockage. Learn more about OSHA’s requirements for pressure regulation here.
7. What is special about Silvent’s products?
Silvent’s products combine high blowing force with low noise levels and low energy consumption. The unique combination is possible thanks to Silvent’s proprietary technology, known as “Silventtekniken”. Read more about Silvent technology here.
8. Where can I find product data about your products?
You can find technical information and product data on our product pages. Proceed to products.
9. What is Silvent InTech?
InTech is the part of Silvent concerned with blowing applications in rolling mills in the steel and aluminum industries. InTech’s main focus is on improving the quality of the customer’s end product. Read more about InTech here
10. How can compressed air improve the quality of my steel?
Compressed air is an effective means of blowing away mill scale, water and emulsion from steel. Optimal blow cleaning leads to improved quality with fewer surface defects in both hot and cold rolling. Read more about blowing in the steel industry here
11. What are the benefits of using compressed air as an energy source?
- Low maintenance costs
- Can handle high loads over long periods without the risk of overheating
- Easy to store
- Easy to transport
- Can be used in manufacturing that demands high cleanliness