i am doing a project for a class and have to make an invention i am using an air compressor donated by bserk and then creating some sorta splitter so that i can ai all four tires at the same time any reccomendations or donation of parts would be greatly appreciated
ok then- since this isnt a true pump, it wont have the cfm to do much without a receiver tank
heres the basic outline of what has to happen and why
1) ( assuming mounted to the engine, belt driven and correct rotation)- you need a line to a pressure relief/unloader checkvalve
this is to keep the air you made in the line and relieve pressure from the head- NEVER try to start a compressor under load
2) from there a receiver tank with a pressure relief valve- for accumulation of enough cfm to do anything ( as an engineer i have to say only use an ASME rated pressure vessle- I cannot tell you many have been made successfully from schedule 80 PVC- hint hint)
3) on the tank, you need a gauge and on the discharge outlet a regulator( this keeps backpressure as well as doesnt damage components downstream)
4) from there run a drop to each tire with a quick connect fitting( its a good idea to put a small coalescing filter in line too)
5) make up hoses and youre done
**** I suggest you put several valves in the system to valve off any damaged line and maintain system usability
I would be willing to bet this compressor puts out enough cfm to run an impact wrench without a tank but I would install one too just to make sure (I used a fire extinguisher rated to 500psi for mine). Can't overemphasize the importance of a pressure-relief valve (safety valve) as this pump is capable of putting out more than 300 psi and most air tanks that I've seen are only rated to 150 psi or so. I would hate to think that I was the one who gave you the pump to supply your rolling bomb with pressure. Think safety at all times.
'80 CJ5 w/AMC360, T176, D44 w/Detroit 4.56, RE 4" YJ lift and 35s..
you brought out a valid point I didnt emphasise enough- ANY compressed air sysem is no different than an explosive device and they can KILL.
since i dont know the rated output/mechanical condition of this pump- i cant say what its PSI is- but with the regulator and unloader- it wont matter
assuming it pumps relative and constant to engine run- it MUST have an unloader to allow it to freewheel( pump to atmosphere) after whatever set pressure is obtained
I strongly suggest a key off solenoid set to bleed the system as the vehicle is shut down ( automatic for safety- you never want to leave pressure in a system for long periods) with a branch override to keep system pressure for when you WANT to keep pressure in it.
as to piping- for reliability I would use sweated copper rather than PVC- but several kinds will work
wow this is becoming very complicated very quickly. Any suggestions to simplify it would be great i am also still looking for supplies and or donations. I also would like a detailed picture or explanation of exactly how to set stuff up
i am looking on grainger and dont see how all of this only costs ninety dollars the relief valve cheapest is 28 dollars and the hoses are 148 for 25 feet i havent even priced out anything else yet . what brands or specific types of parts do u use