Maintaining your air compressor so it remains reliable, works efficiently, and trouble-free is crucial for many companies. Especially because for many companies the compressed air is a critical element of their operation, and when the air system is not working correctly it can cause unplanned down times as well as increases in the operating cost.
So keeping our air system in top condition is very important and achieving this can be done easily by following the daily and weekly maintenance checks recommended by the manufacturer. This includes following the OEM’s recommended maintenance schedule, using only genuine replacement parts and selecting only authorized Service Technician’s to carry out maintenance work.
1) Check the compressor display
Examine the display of the compressor controller for important information such as service messages or warnings, and other potential issues.
2) Check belt tension
To make sure that your air compressor will funtion properly, check that the tension of the belt drives are optimal to avoid slipping and premature wear of the drive belts and pulleys.
3) Check the cooling oil level
Most air compressors require a certain amount of oil circulating throughout its system. If this amount is not enough, the internal temperature will rise, which will ultimately lead to the compressor overheating and shutting down. If the problem is not solved promptly, it will result in premature wear.
4) Cooler: check the filter mat
The filter mat helps to keep the cooler clean. If the filter mats are clogged, inadequate cooling of the components could result
5) Control cabinet: check the filter mat
A filter mat is placed behind every ventilation grille. Filter mats protect the control cabinet from ingress of dirt. If the filter mats are clogged, clean or replace the filter mats.
6) Check the condensate drain
Condensation is an inevitable result of air compression. If the condensed liquid is not adequately drained off at all collection points, it will cause corrosion that will damage the compressed air system.
7) Log all maintenance tasks completed
Documenting all the maintenance work will determine if there is any deviation from the OEM’s recommendation.
Remeber: That only qualified and authorize personal should be allowed to perform any maintenance task.
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