Air Compressors are very useful and widely used equipment by hundreds of applications in a wide range of industries. Air Compressors come in a variety of type, size, shape, style and applications. But all of these different air compressors work in a similar or identical manner. The air compressor system needs to be taken due care with the passage of time because, it is after all an electrical equipment that might either get damaged or might get functioning in a productive less way.
Taking care of Lubrication system
Lubricating is one of the most important aspects of an air compressor system. Whether it is a small size compressor or a large industrial air compressor, lubrication is what makes it perform at par. While lubricating, always use the genuine and branded oil specified by the air compressors manufacturer.
Water Cooling System
Make sure you supply sufficient level of cooling water. Regulated temperature & pressure control cooling water provides an ideal condition for the operation of water cooled equipment.
Gauges and Control system is another important part! Therefore, gauging speed, pressure, temperature, etc., should be kept fully operational and accurately calibrated.
Motor Unit and Compressor Unit
Any Air Compressor’s performance depends on the motor and compressor of the air compressor system. Hence, making sure that they work fine is a must. Check and sort out the unusual noises and vibrations issues. Never ignore unusual changes or behavior in an air compressor.
Make a regular maintenance plan! Design and implement an air compressor test plan in a regular time interval. Check for malfunctioning or irregular or suspected compressor behavior. If found out of use or out of date, replace them or repair them but don’t ignore them. Regular maintenance of air compressor will make the life of compressor longer and healthier!
When performing maintenance or service work, make sure that the electrical supply has been disconnected and locked out. Because compressed air and electricity are dangerous and can cause big damage if not taken due care!