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Fairhope Brewing Company

It started with a mutual love of beer and the same resounding question: Why isn’t there a local craft brewery in Lower Alabama? We all asked it, and while others may sit around and bemoan the answer, we decided to do something about it. That was way back in the year 2012, and while we didn’t know it at the time, that one question would lead to the adventure of a lifetime for a bunch of beer geeks (parading as lawyers and journalists) who were simply looking to slake the thirsts of beer lovers along the Gulf Coast.

Quincy Compressor donates an air compressor

Quincy Compressor donates an air compressor to the North Baldwin Center for Technology which will be used by students in the Building Construction and Welding Career Technology Education programs at North Baldwin Center for Technology.

The air compressor will be used by students in the Building Construction and Welding Career Technology programs at North Baldwin Center for Technology. Here, students and faculty members are joined by representatives of Quincy Compressor, Baldwin County Board of Education, City of Bay Minette and North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce.

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Dam air improvements

Tom Dobbs, Abbott Supply, came to Quincy Compressor with an interesting dilemma and application.

The Clarence Cannon Dam had two three stage compressors from another brand that supplied air for air over oil, and the oil was for the turbines at the Dam. This is a critical application and if the turbines loose lubrication and seize up the Dam stops producing electricity. Kevin Long, US Corps of Engineers, wanted to replace the two high pressure compressors from another brand.

Tom Dobbs worked with Quincy Compressor personnel to quote a 340HP QR-25 compressor that has the internal components of the Quincy QRNG natural gas booster, and the 340HP will take atmospheric inlet air or shop air regulated from 115 psig to 25 psig. The other brand compressors did not run long enough to get up to operating temperature and moisture collected in the oil causing sludge. The 340HP compressors were sized so that this would not happen and Abbott Supply installed air dryers for both the shop air and the high pressure air.

Lack of oil? No Problem

Tim Huber, IDG Nashville, reports the story from Greg Hunter, Hunters Tractor & Equipment.

Mr. Hunter’s father purchased the R-17 used in 1957 and the serial number 18851 shows that this is a 1942 vintage vacuum pump. Mr. Hunter started using the R-17 as an air compressor in 1985 and continues to use it TODAY.

They were not sure what oil to put in it since the oil looked like 90 weight oil, so since 1985 they have only added oil to it and have not changed the oil. They operate the vacuum pump as an air compressor at 80 psig. The only service done to the R-17 is replacing a check valve in 1985 and a head gasket in 1985 and 2009.

Simple Fix

Scales PA Jim Osmun made a cold call on a company and asked how their compressors were operating and was told that they had a blue one that would not pump air.

They had a base mounted 325 and a F350. Jim asked for a wrench and removed the copper tube from the unloader and the compressor started to pump air. The owner was ecstatic and asked how Jim fixed it. Jim said that the diaphragm was leaking and needed to be replaced. Jim said he sent a diaphragm at no charge. This company has spent approximately $250,000 purchasing mainly rotary screws from Quincy Compressor .

Classic Compressor still blowing at 74

Mr. Thompson purchased a model 308 at an estate sale and paid $100 for it.

When he got it home, it would only go to 15 psig. He found Zorn from our website and Zorn told him the compressor was a 1939-1940 vintage compressor and the tank nameplate confirmed this, the tank was tested in 1940.

Zorn helped determine that the 308 just needed new valves and that the valves were still available (this is 2014—74 years later). With the help of Tim, Zorn’s service manager they got the 1940 vintage 308 up and running and Mr. Thompson is using his classic 74 year old compressor to provide air to tools that help restore vintage vehicles. As Mr. Thompson says “it is fitting that a classic compressor helps restore classic vehicles”.

Withstanding the Storm

Fort Campbell in Kentucky had a QR 390 located in a building. One winter they had a heavy snowfall and the building collapsed under the weight of the snow. When they began to clear away the debris, they heard a noise—the 390 was still running!!

A direct quote from Ken McCooley Maintenance Manager IMD:

“We started to remove pieces of the building and we could hear the compressor running underneath the debris. We had to stop what we were doing and find a way to disconnect the power to the building to shut off the unit. That’s one of the toughest pieces of equipment I’ve ever seen, and as far as I know is still in operation.”