# What is compressor capacity?

**Compressor capacity**can be defined as the amount of air the unit is able to pump out. While a small and large

**compressor**can have the same pressure capabilities, the larger model has a greater

**capacity**to produce more compressed air.

**Capacity**is expressed in terms of cubic feet per minute (CFM).

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Hereof, what is capacity of air compressor?

**Capacity** is the amount of **air** that the **compressor** can pump out. It is expressed in CFM (cubic feet per minute).

Beside above, how do you calculate CFM for compressor? To do this, take the number of cubic feet found in Step 7 and divide it by the number of seconds it took to pump this amount. Multiply the result by 60 and you have the **CFM** of your air **compressor**.

Herein, how is compressor capacity measured?

First it is important to know how the **capacity** of an air **compressor** is **measured**. This unit is exactly **measured** as volume of air upon time. Eg: CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) – Cubic Feet is a unit of volume and minutes is a unit of time. 1 cubic foot is = 28.317 Liters.

Does air compressor tank size matter?

**Tank size matters**—sometimes The **compressors** we chose have **tanks** ranging from 1 to 6 gallons. A larger **tank** holds more **air** and will allow you to use more **air** before the pressure drops and the motor kicks on to refill the **tank**. That might let you avoid stopping work while the **compressor** refills the **tank**.