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Why Do I Need a Back-up Air Compressor?

The importance of having 2 compressors for your business.

We get it, buying an air compressor is a big financial decision. And now we are suggesting that you need two air compressors, not just one. Ask yourself one question- Can your business still run if your air compressor goes down? Most likely, your answer is "no". If the compressor is shut off, what happens to the production? Do your people stop working? Can you not paint cars anymore? Can you not blast? If you've determined that your company cannot be without air at any time, then we highly recommend redundancy for your business.

What is Redundancy?

‘Redundancy’ is a term often used in the air compressor world. The word redundancy means that a second compressor is operating in parallel with the primary compressor and both are sharing the demand. Should the primary unit fail, the second unit takes the full service. This ensures your operation is never without compressed air.


Keeping Your Business Up & Running

If you're in a business that has large compressed air requirements, a redundant system may service your business well. For such operations, having air available at all times justifies the cost of multiple compressed-air systems to avoid costly line stoppages or shutdowns. Every air compressor requires routine maintenance and upkeep to keep your machine running at its' optimal efficiency. Performing maintenance on your air compressor will require your compressor to be shut off.


With your compressor down, that costs your business money you'll never get back. Having redundant compressors share the load and provide peace-of-mind knowing you will never be without compressed air.

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The Benefits of having a back up compressor?

Thank you to CP Compressors https://compressors.cp.com for providing this referal article and video.


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Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!

Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!

  • Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Nitrogen
  • An extensive line of air treatment components

Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.

Reliability and Efficiency

With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our efforts on the following:

  • Increasing uptime
  • Reducing unexpected repairs
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Improving the cleanliness of compressed air


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Air is always contaminated with solid particles such as dust, sand, soot, salt crystals and water as it leaves the compressor. An effective compressed air treatment system lowers the dew point of the air and takes out the elements that may harm equipment downstream of the compressor and dryer

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