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Turnkey Compressed Air Solutions for Manufacturers

By OTC Insights Team on March 9, 2023

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Established in 1963, OTC Industrial Technologies is one of the largest industrial distributors & service providers in the United States. We're committed to seeing industrial operations advance through expert technical solutions & unmatched support using our years of experience.

Compressed air is essential for manufacturing, and efficient air operations are a delicate balancing act.

Do you purchase a larger compressor unit to ensure you have enough capacity, or a smaller one to reduce energy costs? Do you know how much air you need? Does a higher energy bill mean there’s a leak causing waste? How much labor do you need to maintain the system? Where’s the best place to install a new compressor? Can you regulate heat? What are you doing to remove oil and water from the air? What’s the best option for your production needs?

Finding the right balance isn’t easy, and compressed air is too important to leave to chance. According to past studies, compressed air uses 10% of the electricity consumed in an average factory or more. The right system can mean significantly lower energy costs. The wrong decision puts production at risk.

With so many factors influencing your compressed air strategy, optimizing your system requires a partner or supplier with a comprehensive understanding of these factors. You need a supplier who offers turnkey compressed air solutions.

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What Is a Turnkey Service?

A turnkey service is complete and comprehensive. Once you hire the service provider and the work is done, it’s ready for use.

As often happens with compressed air, the service and equipment are handled piecemeal. A new compressor was purchased, but there wasn’t a system audit. That new compressor may be unable to handle the current needs. A dryer may be added to the system, but the leak in the piping is never found. Heat and noise from the compressor mean a drastic change to the plant layout.

Piecemeal planning and service make it impossible to optimize your compressed air system. You’re playing whack-a-mole with problems. Fix one, and another appears. Fix that, and then deal with the next issue.

Comprehensive, turnkey service for compressed air looks at the entire system. It focuses on the end goal for your business, and not the immediate problem. In the end, it delivers a better solution for manufacturers.

Turnkey Service for Compressed Air

OTC Industrial Technologies offers turnkey, comprehensive service for compressed air. Rather than focusing on an immediate need, with the resources and expertise offered by OTC, you have a turnkey service and solution focused on your business goals.

Here’s a look at what OTC has to offer:

Compressed Air Unit Sales

Select from industry-leading air compressors, as well as all the additional equipment you may need like dryers and piping. By building our relationships with the manufacturers, you can pick from the best in the industry.

Service, Repair, and Maintenance

OTC has been changing the game with service, repair, and maintenance for air compressors. We pioneered a system for evaluating compressed air service and repair that was so successful, we’ve taught it to OEMs and other industrial distributors.

Rental Air Compressors and Equipment

Need a rental unit? OTC has one of the largest fleets of oil-free rental air compressors. We’ve been providing emergency solutions and units for planned outages for many of the world’s largest companies.

Air Audits

Don’t guess what production needs. With an air audit, our team provides the data and expert analysis that you need. Finally see the big picture. Review the data, identify the challenges, and see how you can optimize for maximum efficiency.


Reclaim factory floorspace using MODULAIR®, pre-engineered and assembled compressed air modules. Place your air compressors in the module with all the necessary accessory components for proper operation. This improves reliability, lowers maintenance costs, and simplifies installation. Quickly move it in the future if you need to.


With MONITAIR®, a remote monitoring service that watches your system 24 hours a day, your compressed air system runs at peak efficiency and reliability. It logs all measured data on usage, displays graphs with automatic alerts, and features access to technicians and scheduled service based on data.


Pay for only the compressed air you use with DIRECTAIR®, like you would any other utility. With OTC’s DIRECTAIR® managed service, you work with a team of experts to evaluate your needs, then the experts create a complete strategy designed around you. OTC implements and manages the strategy. You have clean, reliable, guaranteed compressed air, and you never pay for repairs or maintenance.

Turnkey Compressed Air Solutions with OTC

Don’t piecemeal a solution for your compressed air needs. Get control of the situation with OTC. With one call, you have all the expertise, service, and resources you need to optimize your compressed air. Enjoy lower energy costs, greater uptime, cleaner, dryer air, and more reliable service. Anything and everything you need to meet your production and business goals.

Contact OTC today with questions or to learn more about any of the services or products we covered here.