- Specific power is an indicator of efficiency of an air compressor.
- Specific power = Total input power (KW) divided by the FAD (l/s or m3/min)
- Specific Power is stated in KW/m3/min or J/l
- To compare air compressor performance, we need to know the specific power or specific energy requirement. (KW/m3/min or J/l)
It is important to compare specific power or specific energy requirement because energy cost represent up to 70% of the total cost of ownership.
Please go through the specific power or specific energy requirement of each model before purchasing your next air compressor. Air is free but compressed air is not.