I know a great many people that this meme applies to. My co-workers and I, however, are not among them. As Application Engineers, we use algebra all the time, and we all (as far as I know) like it. For instance:

-We publish the compressed air consumption of most of our products assuming a supply pressure of 80psig. If you want to know what it is at a different pressure, you can go get a flow meter*, install it in your supply line, regulate your pressure to the desired point, and hope your flow meter is calibrated. Or, you can call us…and we’ll use algebra.  While you wait.

*Some flow meters are rated for a certain pressure, so to recalculate the flow at another pressure, you have to use algebra anyway. Ain’t that a kick in the teeth?

-We take great pride in our ability to quickly and accurately specify the appropriate Cabinet Cooler System for your electrical enclosure, if you can give us just a few key pieces of information. We do this using algebra.

Math doesn’t give us the answers to all the questions we get…and that’s not always a bad thing:

Super Air Knife selection often simply comes down to the length of the air “curtain” that you need. We stock them in lengths from 3”-96”, and they can be coupled together for any greater length you want.

Our selection of Super Air Nozzles offer a wide range of air flow patterns and force. Whether you want to blow 2 ounces of force in a 2” pattern, 23 pounds of force in a 15” pattern, or anywhere in between, we’ve got a wide variety to choose from.

If you’d like to know which EXAIR product is right for your application, we’ll be happy to help. Even (or should I say “especially”) if it requires the use of algebra.

Russ Bowman
Application Engineer
EXAIR Corporation
(513)671-3322 local
(800)923-9247 toll free
(513)671-3363 fax

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