Pipe Sizing

by James
(Colorado Springs)

I have a shop that will have two lines coming off the air compressor. One line is approximately 46 feet with one elbow. There will be 2 lubricators at 150 psig on this line. The other line is 80 feet long with one elbow and will have 4 lubricators at 150 psig. Will 3/4" lines be sufficient for both lines or do I need 1" lines?

Thank you,
You need to read the pages on pressure drop on this site, James, as well as knowing what your air demand will be.

A simpler answer may be uses as big an air line as you want, as the air line itself becomes both a compressed air cooler and compressed air storage facility.


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