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Calculating the power required to compress air to X pressure at Y CFM?

  1. Dec 3, 2011 #1
    How can I calculate the power needed to compress air to a given pressure and CFM?

    I need to select an electric motor that is capable of compressing air to 2 PSI at 520 CFM. I would appreciate the formula(s), not just an answer to this pressure/volume, as I will probably be playing around with slight variations.

    I could also use some help determining the best way of moving the air, I would think an impeller is the way to go, but this is not in my area of expertise.

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  3. Dec 4, 2011 #2
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