Under proper maintenance and in a perfect world, your air compressor will last a good long time, but since the world we live in is far from perfect, stuff happens and occasionally your air compressor will develop an issue. So, what can YOU do if your compressor malfunctions? The umbrella statement over this entire post […]

You service and maintain your car, your central heating and cooling, why wouldn’t you do the same with your compressor? But how often does your air compressor need to be serviced? The process and regularity of compressor service and maintenance depends on the individual processor. For example, a compressor using petroleum-based oil needs an oil-change […]

We live in a DIY world.  That’s great for those of us who know what we’re doing, but if you try to tackle something before you know your way around the task, that could be trouble. You may be asking “Can I maintain my air compressor myself?”             The answer is yes and no. Minor […]

Air compressors are a key component to most manufacturing organizations.  Known as the 4th Utility, compressed air powers a variety of machinery, pneumatic controls and air tools. For those companies that depend on compressed air to produce goods, preventing or minimizing downtime is extremely important.  Having an inefficient or unreliable air compressor can increase electrical […]

By Chris Kelsey, Geosynthetica In the 1970s, the use of filtration in air quality management in pharmaceutical production, hospitals, and medical device manufacturing facilities became increasingly important and increasingly of interest to regulatory agencies. The air quality field was growing. From the air moving into and out of clean rooms to the protection of surgical […]

There are probably small levels of corrosive gases in the air at all facilities that utilize compressed air equipment.  Those gases can become more concentrated once the air is compressed causing corrosion.  Corrosion is devastating to air compressors and leads to early failures, decreased efficiency and costly repairs.  A few industries that are at higher […]

Issue: Air compressor making excessive noise/vibration The heavy vibrating and loud noises coming from your air compressor aren’t just annoying, it can cause damage to the unit and it’s components. Probable Cause What to Do Compressor defective. (Bearing failure or rotor contact). Contact Air Components & Systems immediately for assistance – DO NOT OPERATE UNIT. […]

Issue: Excess water in compressed air system While simple to diagnose, excess water can wreak havoc on your entire compressor system.  If you’ve exhausted these recommendations, contact us so we can help! Probable Cause What to Do Defective moisture separator/drain trap. Inspect and clean if required. Replace separator/trap if defective. Trap drain or drain piping […]

Issue: Compressor system high coolant volume This can be an easy problem to diagnose but there are many possible reasons why you have high coolant volume.  If these fixes do not work for you or if you run into leaks, contact us. Probable Cause What to Do Excessive coolant level Check level; drain to lower […]

Issue: Compressed air low system pressure Diagnosing the problem yourself may save you time and money so check out these recommendations if you are having low system pressure. Probable Cause What to Do Compressor running in “Unload” Mode. Press “UNLOAD/LOAD” button. Controller off-line set point too low. Press “UNLOAD/STOP” button; set off-line set point at […]