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A project log for Scalable Silent Air Compressor

Powerful silent air compressor made from multiple fridge compressors

Dominik MeffertDominik Meffert 08/14/2022 at 17:072 Comments

I just finished the multi fridge compressor unit and did some testing with it.

(I built a unit made of 8 fridge compressors that I converted to air compressors)

The airflow is pretty high and I think it will do its job pretty well. I will add another build log with pictures of it soon.

I also did more testing of underwater plasma cutting, but I think for the sake of cutting quality and prevention of rusty linear rails I will ditch that idea and do the cutting in the common way.

Maybe I add a water pump for protection or part cooling, but no more underwater cutting for now (until I change my mind again 😅)

Now I will focus my work on doing test cuts and finding ways to optimize the system.

So, I think solving the problem of a loud air compressor is a major step toward making plasma cutting as apartment friendly as 3D printing.

I cut a hole in the top of the cover to prevent water condensation and rust on the bearings. I also lowered the water level to a minimum to extinguish the sparks that falls to the bottom.

Discussions

Krzysztof wrote 08/16/2022 at 06:35 point

Could you make video of that compressor shelf? I'm curious how loud it sounds. How much power does it take for how much air?

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Dominik Meffert wrote 08/16/2022 at 19:15 point

Yes, I will post a video and more pictures of it soon, but first I have to

clean up the mess I left behind during construction.

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