Derrick Taylor

Derrick Taylor

Director

Derrick Taylor is the co-owner of Fluid-Aire Dynamics and co-founder and General Manager of PneuTech USA. Derrick grew up in the compressed air industry and brings more than 20 years of direct experience in compressed air service, installation, sales, and system design. Fluid-Aire Dynamics, founded by Derrick’s father in 1983, is a leading distributor of industrial compressed air equipment in the Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis and San Antonio markets. Derrick started his career here in 2000 as a pipefitter - installing and designing compressed air piping systems. In 2005, he was named Sales Manager for the Greater Chicago area. In this role, he worked directly with customers to design compressed air solutions for a broad range of industrial applications. These experiences gave him a deep understanding and appreciation of compressed air system engineering and how to match solutions with customer needs.

In 2012, Derrick and his brothers founded PneuTech with 3 other international partners to address some of the challenges they recognized from their experiences on the distribution side. Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, PneuTech is now a global manufacturer of air compressors, air dryers and compressed air equipment with representation in the U.S., UK, AU and New Zealand. Derrick says, “We founded PneuTech to provide a better customer experience for both compressed air users and local distributors. We wanted full control of the supply chain so we can deliver compressed air equipment with best-in-class reliability and value. As an OEM, we back all of our equipment with the best warranties in the business, and we work with our distributors to help them in any way we can to deliver the highest customer satisfaction to their users.”

How to Choose the Right Size Compressed Air Piping and Why It’s Important

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What size piping do you need for your compressed air system? Understanding how to properly size pipes for compressed air can improve the overall efficiency of your system. Correctly sized compressed air piping will help you save money and ensure that you always have the PSI you need to run machines and tools at the ends of your lines. Here’s how to determine the right diameter compressed air pipes for your system. How Pipe Size Impacts Compressed Air System Performance  Sizing air compressor piping comes down to two factors: how much air are you trying to move? And how far… Read more »

Xcel Energy Compressed Air Incentives for 2021

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Xcel Energy Compressed Air Incentives

Compressed Air Energy Incentives from Xcel Energy for Minnesota Manufacturers Minnesota manufacturers can save thousands of dollars in energy bills by improving the efficiency of their compressed air systems. Thanks to energy incentive programs from Xcel Energy, optimizing your compressed air system may cost little or nothing. Xcel Energy offers several energy incentives and rebate programs for manufacturing customers in Minnesota. These programs pay for compressed air efficiency studies and provide rebates for Variable Speed Drive (VSD) compressors and other energy-saving upgrades to your compressed air system. Xcel Energy Incentive Programs for Compressed Air in Minnesota Xcel Energy, like many… Read more »

Focus On Energy Compressed Air Incentives for Wisconsin Manufacturers

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Energy Compressed Air Incentives

Wisconsin manufacturers can save energy and optimize their compressed air systems with the help of rebate programs and financial incentives from Focus on Energ®. Focus on Energy can help manufacturers save thousands of dollars in energy bills by improving the efficiency of their compressed air systems—often at a minimal cost. When you partner with Fluid-Aire Dynamics on a Focus on Energy project, you only pay the costs over and above the incentive, keeping your up-front costs to a minimum. What is Focus on Energy? Focus on Energy is Wisconsin’s statewide program serving the customers of the 107 participating Wisconsin electric… Read more »

10 Expert Tips for an Efficiently Laid Out Compressed Air Distribution System

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Are you seeing excessive pressure drop in your compressed air system? The problem may be the layout of your compressed air pipes. The design of your compressed air distribution system can have a substantial impact on overall efficiency. An efficiently designed piping system will save energy and money and reduce wear and tear on your air compressor. About Compressed Air Piping Systems Your compressed air distribution system consists of a series of pipes that convey compressed air from the compressor to the point of use. Most compressed air piping systems have multiple drops along their length to support different tools,… Read more »

Maintaining Compressed Air Equipment During a Slowdown or Shutdown

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How do you maintain compressed air equipment during a slowdown or complete shutdown? With COVID-19 impacting commerce and production across the globe, this is a question many manufacturers are facing right now. While some essential businesses are ramping up operations or rapidly retooling to make much-needed medical supplies, others find themselves bringing manufacturing lines to a halt. The coronavirus has forced many businesses deemed “non-essential” to slow operations to minimize the number of people on site or to shut down entirely. If you are in this category, maintaining compressed air systems may be the farthest thing from your mind…but it... Read more »

Viable Microbial Contamination in Compressed Air Systems: Your Questions Answered

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Co-Authored by Jenny Palkowitsh, Trace Analytics, LLC Can coronavirus infiltrate your compressed air system? What about other kinds of microbes? And what can you do to protect yourself from microbial contamination in your compressed air system? The rapid spread of COVID-19 has raised new concerns about the ability of viruses and other microbes to live in and be spread by compressed air systems. The fast answer for coronavirus is no; you probably don’t need to worry about coronavirus specifically. Viruses are generally too fragile to survive for long in your air compressor or piping. But there are other microbes you... Read more »