Avoid Compressor Shutdown
Your compressed air system is, almost literally, the life blood of your facility. You operation depends on it and any unplanned downtime can be disastrous on many levels.
We talked to your technicians and asked them to list five things you can do right now to help prevent an unplanned equipment failure.
- Take a Look Around
It’s the easiest item on this list. Take a lap around your compressor every week and just look at it. Look for leaks and try to catch them before they turn into a major problem. Small leaks become compromised hoses in time, and catching a leak before the hose ruptures can prevent a stoppage.
Check your filters and clean them if they are dirty. Even if you just do this, you’ll be extending the life of your system.
- Wash Your Coolers
If you work in a particularly grungy environment, keeping your coolers and filters clean is critical to keeping your system running. Pressure wash your coolers before the temperatures get too hot in Summer. This helps you maintain the perfect operating temperature and keeps your system operating smoothly.
- Check Your Oil
Staying lubricated is very important. Take a minute or two and check your oil every week. Make sure your levels are good and that the oil is clean. If you find yourself adding oil consistently, you may have a leak. In the event you find you’re losing oil but don’t have a leak, contact your service provider immediately.
By now, you know what a healthy compressed air system sounds like – so you also know what an unhealthy system sounds like. Listen closely any time you’re within earshot of your system and you should be able to identify a problem before it gets serious. Best of all, listening costs you nothing!
- Preventative Maintenance
Follow your recommended OEM maintenance schedule. This, by far, is the number one thing you can do, starting right now, to make sure your air compressor remains your best friend.
As always, our technicians are poised and at the ready to help you if you have any questions, or of these five steps reveal a problem. Do not hesitate to contact us at (866) 413-8077.
About Air Components
Air Components & Systems is the leader in providing efficient compressed air systems, parts, and repair. With locations in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina, we are able to assist with your compressor needs right away. Call us at (866) 413-8077.