The Leading Air Compressor Hire Company in Perth

  • Proudly Australian owned and based in the heart of the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia, Compressed Air Hire is a company committed to delivering optimised hire solutions for mobile air compressor units.
  • In an increasingly competitive market, our top quality service, rates and equipment is our point of difference. We understand that time is money, so we have invested in a growing fleet of top of the range equipment and compressed air solutions.
  • We have partnered with Atlas Copco because we believe they are the best in the business. This allows our clients to capitalise from technological advances and product development achieved in over 150 years of operation. It is also why we use them exclusively as the sole supplier for all our compressed air equipment.
  • At Compressed Air Hire, our goal is to supply affordable mobile compressed air solutions to our clients, while retaining the flexibility required to respond to changing customer needs.
  • We have two types of mobile diesel powered units available:

    185cfm Trailer Mounted Compressors

    This reliable unit is built tough to cope with Australian conditions. Featuring a revolutionary polyethylene canopy designed to protect the compressor, this essential piece of equipment is durable enough to stand up to the extreme heat and dust found on every Australian construction or mining site.

    Designed with practicality in mind, this air compressor is extremely robust and has an adjustable height towbar and road lights. Powered by a super reliable 49 HP Kubota engine which is EPA Tier 4 final compliant, it has to be one of the most efficient air compressors on the market.

    400cfm Trailer Mounted Compressors

    Designed to a specification high enough to cope with Australia’s toughest site conditions, our 400cfm range of trailerable compressors offer outstanding reliability and performance. Satisfying the same needs as our 185cfm fleet, the 400cfm offers greater flexibility provided from the larger output and the additional 2” outlet that comes standard on all units.

    This allows larger flow rates for applications that require up to 175l/s. Whether you need a compressor for road building, civil engineering or to drive equipment onsite, the 400cfm is a practical solution.

    Talk to one of the Compressed Air Hire team about our short, medium or long term mobile compressed air hire solutions for your next project.

    Safety Tips for Using an Industrial Air Compressor

    Commercial or industrial air compressors come in a range of size and capacities, ranging from small 6 litre portables to larger truck mounted diesels or stationary models that run on 3 phase electricity.  Whatever the type of air compressor you need to get the job done. Here are some straightforward safety tips we recommend to keep your or your personnel safe.
    • First and foremost, make sure that the personnel using the equipment are adequately trained. They should read and understand the operator’s manual and be familiar with the equipment. They should also be to self-diagnose problems with the equipment, and be trained in what to do in an emergency.
    • Second, and it should go without saying, that when operating an air compressor, it’s essential to use safety equipment, including full length workwear, safety boots, eye protection, hearing protection, gloves and masks. Personal safety is everyone’s responsibility.
    • Thirdly, safety is a priority. Never, ever point the jet nozzle at people or animals or yourself, it’s extremely hazardous and you risk sustaining or causing serious injury. Safety breaches should be taken very seriously. They must always be reported, investigated properly with appropriate action taken.

    Before work starts complete a safety check

    For many professionals, an air compressor is an invaluable tool of the trade. Even though they are build tough, air compressors can be susceptible to changes in moisture, temperature, and position which makes daily checks one of the necessities of life.

    Power supply safety

    If the air compressor is powered by electricity, ensure that it’s plugged into a properly earthed (or grounded) outlet, with a residual current device (RCD) to protect against damage or electrocution.  Improper installation can damage the electrical panel of the compressor and potentially cause a fire. When there is no reliable source of electricity available, a diesel air compressor is the go to solution.  To prolong the life of the engine, remember to keep the fuel tank clean to ensure there’s no residual build up.

    Talk to the experts

    Proudly Australian owned and operated and based in the heart of the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia, Compressed Air Hire is a company committed to delivering optimised hire solutions for mobile air compressor units. Talk to one of the experienced Compressed Air Hire team about our short, medium or long-term mobile compressed air hire solutions for your project.

    How Does an Air Compressor Work?

    Tradespeople all over the world love their air powered tools because they’re efficient, lightweight and quieter to operate. These benefits come from operating from a central power source which means that each tool doesn’t need its own bulky motor or power source. Let’s have a look at compressed air and how it works.

    The technology

    Air compression as a power source dates back many thousands of years. It started with the humble bellows used to fan the flames of a furnace, then in 1762, British engineer John Smeaton designed a blowing cylinder driven by a water wheel which slowly replaced the bellows. Over time, mechanical air compressors improved and became more sophisticated and were commonly used in many types of industrial and commercial businesses as a central power source. The technology behind air compression is actually quite simple. Compressors, as the name suggests, operate on a simple principle. When air is compressed, the volume decreases and the pressure increases. Compressed air is a form of stored power, captured in a tank which is connected to a variety of tools by an air-line. For safety, the pressure within the tank is regulated by valves. Outputs are measured in two main ways, PSI (pounds per square inch) and deliverable CFM (cubic feet per minute). These measurements determine how efficiently the air compressor will operate in different situations. The most common type of air compressors used today is powered by 3 phase electricity or diesel.

    Horses for courses

    If you’re operating a workshop, factory or assembly line on the grid, it’s probable that your compressor or powerplant will be powered by electricity. In commercial terms, it’s relatively cheap and extremely reliable. Having a central power source means that hand tools are lighter and much quieter to operate as the drive shafts and belts are replaced by small bore airlines which bring the power directly to where it’s needed. When there is no reliable source of electricity available, a diesel air compressor is a popular go-to solution. Durable and reliable, with a reputation for being as tough as the environments they operate in, a diesel air compressor is highly prized power source with a range of models suitable for every application. On construction sites or mine sites in regional or remote Australia, diesel air compressors support technicians to get the job done.

    Talk to the experts

    With a range of configurations and options, we offer air compressor solutions which are designed for continuous use on or off the grid. As a proudly Australian owned and operated company based in Western Australia, we are a solutions based company committed to delivering optimised hire options for mobile air compressor units. Talk to one of our experienced Compressed Air Hire team and find out about our short, medium or long-term mobile compressed air hire options for your project.

    The Air Compressor – possibly the most useful piece of equipment you can get your hands on

    From inflating tyres to tightening the wheel nuts, cutting, grinding, polishing, painting or sanding, every auto workshop worth its salt has an air compressor as part of its standard equipment. But there are many other uses for an air compressor. In the construction industry they power nail guns and sanders. In manufacturing, drills, impact wrenches and staplers often run on air. Air compressors run the spray guns used by panel and paint shops, and these days painter and decorators often use spray guns powered by compressed air to paint the interiors of new homes.

    Why choose air?

    The big advantage of air power is efficiency. Each tool doesn’t need its own bulky motor or power source. Having a central power source means that tools are lighter and much quieter to operate. Air compressors come in all shapes and sizes, from something small enough to fit in your glove box and run off a car battery to a fixed system run off three phase or to a fully transportable truck mounted diesel air compressor. Each type has its own pros and cons but in the construction, mining or industrial sectors, a transportable diesel air compressor is predominantly the tool of choice.

    How they work

    The technology behind air compression is relatively straight forward. Compressors, as the name suggests, operate on a simple principle. When air gets compressed, the volume goes down and the pressure goes up. Compressed air is a form of power. It’s stored in a tank which is connected to a variety of tools by an air-line. For safety, the pressure within the tank is regulated by valves. Air compressor outputs are measured in two main ways, PSI (pounds per square inch) and deliverable CFM (cubic feet per minute). These measurements determine how efficiently the air compressor will operate in different situations.

    Diesel Air Compressors

    When there is no reliable source of electricity available, a diesel air compressor is the go-to solution. With a reputation for being as tough as the environments they operate in, a diesel air compressor is durable, reliable and there’s a model suitable for every application. On construction sites or mine sites in regional or remote Australia, a diesel air compressor supports trade and technical operators to get the job done. With capacities that vary from 100 to 1600 cfm and a pressure range of 100 – 500 psi and a host of configurations and options, our diesel air compressors are designed for continuous use.

    Talk to the experts

    Proudly Australian owned and operated in Western Australia, Compressed Air Hire is a company committed to delivering optimised hire solutions for mobile air compressor units. Talk to one of the experienced Compressed Air Hire team about our short, medium or long-term mobile compressed air hire solutions for your project.  

    Compressed Air Hire has expanded its fleet!

    Due to long term contract commitments in Darwin and ongoing strong demand in the Perth region, Compressed Air Hire have added another new XAS 375 cfm compressor to our fleet. To celebrate, Compressed Air Hire are offering a special rate of $175 per day for the 375 cfm compressors.  This special rate is available for the rest of this financial year.  
    XAS 375

    Compressed Air Hire – New 375cfm Atlas Copco Compressor

    Compressed Air Hire expands it’s presence in Darwin

    Compressed Air Hire is please to announce that we have won contracts to supply equipment to clients on the Ichthys LNG project.  This continues to demonstrate that we are committed in providing our clients flexibility and cost effective, tailor made, solutions; wherever they are in Australia! Let us impress you today.  Email us for a quote to cater for your compressed air needs, big or small, at sales@compressedairhire.com.

    Partnership with Lifting Gear Hire and Sales

    We are pleased to announce our partnership with Lifting Gear Hire & Sales. Lifting Gear Hire & Sales, based in Henderson, WA are a leading supplier of lifting and rigging gear throughout Western Australia, and have now partnered with Compressed Air Hire to supply all you compressed air needs. Contact Eric to discuss your requirements, you won’t be disappointed. 12 1A/18 Redemptora Road, Henderson WA 6166. PH: (08) 9437 2312 Email: sales@liftinggearhire.com.au Web: www.liftinggearhire.com.au

    Added new 185cfm Compressor to our fleet

    Compressed Air Hire have just purchased a brand new Atlas Copco XAS185 compressor to meet the demand of our customers. These are a fantastic and reliable compressor with built in after cooler running a 4 cylinder diesel engine. Three 1” minsup fittings allow you to run multiple applications at once. Get in touch for a quote today! (August 2016)

    Cheapest prices, the best Customer Experience

    The Compressed Air Hire business has been established. Bringing experience from within the Mining, Construction, Oil and Gas industries. We are the new kids on the block with one solitary goal – to defeat our competitors with the cheapest prices, the best customer experience and all that actual industry experience can bring. Get a quote – if you can get a cheaper one, we will beat it! All of our rates are negotiable, based on the length of hire, and customisable depending on your requirements.

    We have expanded our Fleet!

    We have expanded our Fleet! Bringing in a smaller trailer mounted air compressor – the Atlas Copco 185 cfm. Our customers asked for it, and we delivered. Our 185cfm range of trailerable compressors represents a cheap and reliable solution for all applications. With multiple 1” outlets available, several tasks can be completed concurrently, improving job efficiency and lowering costs.

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    Phone No : 08 9499 1557
    Email : sales@compressedairehire.com

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