FTG Technical Tuesday – What is the purpose of a check valve on an air compressor?

FTG Technical Tuesday – What is the purpose of a check valve on an air compressor? An air compressor check valve has only one function: to let air flow from one side to the other, while blocking air flow in the opposite direction. Once the compressed air passes the check valve, there is no way it can go back again. With the help of a check valve, a compressor can keep certain parts pressurized and other parts de-pressurized. Check valves also prevent that compressed air that has left the compressor (to the piping / air tank) back into the compressor. Have a technical question? Contact us at (855) 303-7900 or nick@ftgequipment.com

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