volume of air that is needed to supply 50 jack hammers

by john
(new jersey)

I'm trying to figure out the amount of volume of air that is needed to supply 50 jack hammers


This is what im planning 1600 cfm sulair into 2-660 gal air tanks into a air drier into 16,000 ft of 4" pipe to supply 50 jackhammers 24/7.....do i need to increase the size of the tanks and pipe size

Thanks

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Mar 08, 2018
jack hammer air
by: Grimmerguru

Average consumption of a 90 lb hammer is 90 cfm. putting your air consumption at 4500cfm minimum.

Mar 08, 2018
4000 cfm roughly.
by: Roger

A 150cfm portable will run 2 road breaking hammers, so around 4000cfm should be good.

Feb 22, 2018
Duty cycle
by: Doug in s.d.ca.

You may need/want to consider duty cycle at the hammers too - will they be operated by people or robots?

Feb 21, 2018
volume of air that is needed to supply 50 jack hammers
by: Bill

How much air at what pressure does each jackhammer require, John.

If you haven't got that info handy, contact the manufacturer of the hammers.

With that info then folks can help figure out how big a compressor and tanks.

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