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Old 01-13-2016, 08:01 PM   #1
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High Pressure Compressor


I just purchased a Sullivan palatek 375 high pressure unit to replace my pair of 185s, I am not set up for the high pressure with the rest of my blast equipment yet, can it be adjusted down to 120 on the Compressor instead of buying an expensive regulator? Also if I am running less pressure will it produce more then 375cfm?
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Old 01-13-2016, 08:34 PM   #2
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Re: High Pressure Compressor


I keyed the name and model of your compressor in to google and got this, it may help.

http://www.cipsa.com.mx/bo/file.php?id=3628

On one of the drawings there is a pressure regulator detailed so I assume the answer to your question is yes you can turn it down.

I have had hired in compressors with the regulator turned down by the hire company, presumably because they want to preserve the life of their machine.

Logically pressure and flow are directly related so less pressure should allow more flow but whether you have any control over this I have no idea. Regardless of the pressure you create the engine will be regulated in some way otherwise you will just ding the nuts off it.

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Old 01-14-2016, 09:47 AM   #3
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can it be adjusted down to 120 on the Compressor
Ayuh,...... I'm confused,.... What are ya callin' high pressure,..??

In the linked manual, it runs at 125 psi, standard operatin' pressure of 100 psi,....

Same as every IR 185 I've ever worked on,.....
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This one makes 150psi. I would like to turn it down to 125 for now.
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This one makes 150psi. I would like to turn it down to 125 for now.
Ayuh,... Go for it, won't hurt a thing,.....

Sounds like a PO turned it Up, anyways,....
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There should be a regulator hanging off the seperator (large round cylinder). It should have a handle or knob to adjust down.

Another way to lower the PSI is to stick a larger nozzle on it.

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