Compressed Air Specialists

 105-19789 92A Avenue | Langley, BC V1M 3B3

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Compressor Information by Trusted Experts

The staff at Active Air Industries Ltd. in Langley has assembled this resource to help you solve some common compressor questions. Of course, we are always happy to speak with you directly about any equipment questions you may have. Feel free to call us from Monday through Friday. We will also help you understand the basic terminologies regarding air compressors and other such products!


Cubic feet per minute

One horsepower will provide about 4 cubic feet of compressed air at 100 pounds per square inch—a 10 HP compressor will provide approximately 40 CFM.

Compressor ROM =

motor pulley diameter X motor RPM compressor pulley diameter


Pounds per square inch

Proper Lubrications

Oil - Piston Compressors - Use a 30W non-detergent compressor oil.

Oil - Rotary Compressors - It is highly recommended that all rotary compressors use synthetic lubricants.

Cfm Requirements for Typical Uses

Tools CFM Required,T 100 PSIG
1/4" Drill 25
#6 Screwdriver 24
1/2" Nutsetter 30
3/4" Impact Wrench 35
Die Grinder 24
Horizontal Grinder 60
5" Vertical Grinder 35
Burring Tool 24
Rammers – Medium 34
Air Motor – 1HP 25
Air Motor – 2HP 50
Air Hoist – 1000lbs one cubic foot,per foot of lift
Paint Spray Gun 20
Chipping Hammer 30
8" Circular Saw 45

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Active Air Industries Ltd.
105-19789 92A Avenue
Langley, BC V1M 3B3

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Service Area

Maintenance: They serve clients throughout BC

Sales: They have shipping available in Canada and the US.


Monday - Thursday 08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

Friday 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday Closed


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