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Petrol Air Compressors
Cape Town

Airpower design and build our standard petrol driven air compressor models and keep it in stock in Cape Town, but also build units to customer requirements.

Our Range of Petrol Air Compressors in Cape Town



15 hp petrol-powered engine

150 liter, 12 bar air receiver

Type 30 model 253 compressor block

Protection cage (Optional)



15 hp petrol-powered engine

No air receiver

Chinook K50 compressor block

Protection cage (Optional)



9 hp petrol-powered engine

150 liter, 12 bar air receiver

Chinook K25 compressor block

Protection cage (Optional)



9 hp petrol-powered engine

17 litre 12 bar pipe air receiver. No certification required.

Chinook K25 compressor block



30 hp Kohler petrol-powered engine

Electric starter

50 liter, 11 bar CE air receiver

Chinook K100 compressor block.

11 bar maximum pressure

Why you should buy the correct petrol air compressor for your application?

There are four reasons why you must buy the correct petrol air compressor for the application.

1. You buy too small and either your efficiency is much lower than what it would have been with the correct unit or you cannot do the work at all.

2. You buy too big, you waste money and your compressor is running too cold and cause other technical problems.

3. You buy the wrong duty cycle quality, the machine will not last.

4. You buy a compressor with too low pressure and you cannot do the work you bought it for.

How do you select the correct petrol compressor?


There are three important figures you must take into account when you want to select the correct petrol compressor to buy in Cape Town:

1: What volume of air do you require?

This is litre/min or Cub Feet per min (cfm) or m3/min. Without one of these figures, you are lost. You will have to get technical advice from Airpower. It is our best product and it is free.

2: What pressure do you need?

This is measured in kPa, Bar, or psi. Your compressor has a cut-in and cut-out pressure. The cut in pressure must be higher than the minimum pressure you require. Take into account you still have a pressure drop from the compressor to the point of use. Our online tools can help you determine your pressure drop from the compressor to your point of use.

3: What will your duty cycle be?

Select the compressor suitable for the duty cycle.

What is less important when you select the correct petrol air compressor:


1: The tank size is not so important.

The tank size only determines the cut in and cut out cycles and will be determined by the designer of the unit. The tank size is only important if your air consumption is high for a short while and then low for a long time.

2: How many pistons the unit has is not important.

The output of a compressor is not determined by how many pistons it has. The pressure is determined by how many stages the compressor has and you need at least one piston per stage.

3: It is not important if the pistons are inline or in a V configuration

As long as the piston pump cycles are equally spaced over the 360° turning of the flywheel. If not equally spaced, the compressor has lower efficiency and the delivered air is much warmer than when the pistons are equally spaced.

Aipower Dryers

Refrigerated Dryers

Refrigerated air dryers from 750 liters/min up to 6500 liter/min ex-stock. Larger ex overseas. Dew point 4°C under pressure. Automatic drain pre and manual drain after filters.

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Screw Compressor

Screw Compressors

Screw compressors have no valves or other mechanical forces to cause imbalances unlike piston compressors.

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Compressor Components

Airpower keeps universal spare parts for compressors. Pressure switches, non return valves and safety valves are universal to all compressors. Bottom entry filters/ regulators, electric motors and starters can be used for many makes of compressors.

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