An air duster, also known as compressed air canister or canned air, is a device that expels compressed gas in a high-velocity stream. Although it might sound like they are cans of air that isn't really the case. Most aerosol dusters contain a refrigerant/ propellant, so they can't be considered as 'air'. RS offer a range of high-quality cleaning products from leading brands including Ambersil, Electrolube, Green Clean, Chemtronics and of course RS PRO.
What can I use an Air Duster for?
Air dusters can be used to remove dust, dirt, lint and debris from office equipment, electronics and harder to reach areas, such as computer cleaning keyboards, laptops, printers, computer fans and dusty circuit boards. Air dusters are ideal for cleaning electronics and sensitive equipment as they do not produce water or moisture. Their powerful burst of air can effectively dislodge debris from crevices and inaccessible spots without the need for physical contact, reducing the risk of damage to the equipment.
Who uses Air Dusters?
Air dusters are widely used in various industries, such as information technology, photography, electronics manufacturing, and automotive maintenance. They offer a convenient and efficient solution for cleaning equipment without the use of liquid or abrasive substances that could potentially harm sensitive components.
How do I use an air duster?
Air dusters are handheld aerosol canisters and are easy to operate with one hand. Simply remove the lid and compress the nozzle. This will propel high-pressure gas from the nozzle. Many air dusters are supplied with an optional straw (nozzle) that lets you clean harder to reach areas, while some feature a trigger gun cap. Air dusters are most effective when used in short, sharp blasts of between 3 to 5 seconds.
Do I need to hold the air duster upright?
You should always check your air duster before use to see whether it can be inverted. Some canisters can be held upside down. However, others are non-invertible, and the compressed gas and canister can freeze.
Are there any precautions I should take?
Air dusters are typically flammable products and should always be stored according to manufacturer advice. Despite being called air dusters, these products typically contain propellants that can damage your health. Always follow the manufacturers instructions.