Air Compressors - Maximum Air Flow Inlet Pipe

Inlet pipe size and maximum air flow

The pressure loss through air compressor inlets should be kept to a minimum to avoid noise problems. The diagram below indicates reasonable maximum flow through inlet pipes.

air compressor maximum inlet pipe size diagram

  • 1 cfm = 0.47 l/s
  • 1 inch = 25.4 mm

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