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Compressor Information by Trusted Experts

The staff at Active Air Industries Ltd. in Langley has assembled this resource to help solve some common compressor questions. Of course we're 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 Required

T 100 PSIG

1/4" Drill25
#6 Screwdriver24

1/2" Nutsetter

3/4" Impact Wrench35

Die Grinder

Horizontal Grinder60
5" Vertical Grinder35

Burring Tool

Rammers – Medium34

Air Motor – 1HP

Air Motor – 2HP50
Air Hoist – 1000lbs

one cubic foot

per foot of lift

Paint Spray Gun20
Chipping Hammer30
8" Circular Saw45

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General Information

Active Air Industries Ltd.

105-19789 92A Avenue

Langley, BC V1M 3B3




Opening Hours

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

Friday 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Saturday - Sunday Closed

Service Area

  • Langley

  • Lower Mainland

  • BC

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


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