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Basic compressed air questions

I have questions about compressed air, can you help me?

In the last section of our catalog, we explain in detail compressed air power:

  • Compressed air: pressure level, dew point, venturi effect, vacuum...
  • Compressed air systems: checklist, the basic rules of a network, selecting pipe, calculating the flow rate of a compressor, where to install a dryer...          
  • Air treatment and filtration: example of an air treatment line, comparing pneumatic tool air flow rates....
  • Paint applications: hazards of static electricty, additional guidelines...
  • Fitting tables: corresponding pipe diameters
  • Flow rates and head losses: flow rate for compressed air hoses, choosing the proper hose diameter for an air system...
  • Standards and directives: ATEX, OSHA, REACH, ROHS, 2014/68/EU
  • Pneumatic tools: useful/max torque, details of dimesnsions and uses
  • Conversion table: metric/imperial, pressure, vacuum (negative pressure), volume flow rate, power, temperature, length, volume, weight

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Technical questions and products

I need help installing a Prevost Piping System compressed air network

We have a page dedicated to the Prevost Piping System (PPS): specifications, video guides, documents…

Learn more about the PPS range and our services


Our 3D application, can assist you with all size projects. Our sales team is available to create a detailed plan and free quotes.         

View the "System plans" page


We offer Prevost Piping System compressed air network installation video tutorials.

Watch our installation videos


For complete installation information, view our PPS installation manual.

Access the PPS manual


Technical questions and products

Where can I find 3D files of your products?

Over 1,500 of our products have 3D files that can be downloaded directly from our website.
The files are available on the product information pages simply by clicking the "3D" icon.

If you need numerous files, click the Contact Us button and we will be happy to help.                                                                      

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Technical questions and products

How do I find replacement parts, safety data sheets or technical manuals?

All of this information is available in the Documents tab.

See the Documents tab


Technical questions and products

I have an air coupling that is leaking or my coupling is not compatible with the plug.

Make sure you are using the correct connection profile and the compatible size plug. Our quick air couplings work best, and guaranteed, when used with a Prevost plug.

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Technical questions and products

My hose reel is leaking, how do I fix it?

If the leak occurs at the flexible hose/coupling connection: slide the protective sleeve down, unscrew the coupling, then reseal with Teflon tape or anaerobic glue.
If the leak occurs on the coupling: slide the protective sleeve off, unscrew the coupling and replace it.
If the leak occurs on the hose whip (DPF, DMF, DMO, DGO, DVO): plan to replace the seal, see user manual.


Consult the user manual DMF, DPF, DGF

Consult the user manual DMO, DGO

Consult the user manual DVO

Technical questions and products

How do I fix a leaking regulator or FRL?

If your regulator or filter-regulator leaks, make sure it was installed in the proper air flow direction.

Technical questions and products

What should I do if my balancer cable is stuck?

If your cable is not working properly, the load capaticy of the balancer may be insufficient.
Try to readjust the spring tension. Direction on how to do so are in the technical manual.


Consult technical manual

Customer Service Information

How do I place an order?

If you are not an existing customer, give us a call and we will refer you to a distributor who can help.

If you would like to become a Prevost distributor, contact us to speak to one of our Regional Sales Managers.

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Customer Service Information

I would like Prevost to install a compressed air system for me.

Although Prevost does not install compressed air systems, we will refer you to a dependable team and be availalbe for consulting throughout the process.

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