Many industrial applications depend on industrial compressors for safety and optimal performance of the industrial processes. Many businesses, however, overlook the significance of maintaining the compressor for continued use. The breakdown of a compressor will call for unnecessary repairs and halt the industrial operations. Here are some of the ways to prevent compressor problems:
Inspect the Fittings
Check the system fittings regularly to be sure that they have tight seals. Loose fittings are the culprit of leaks from your compressor system. Once you notice any signs of wear or corrosion on your fittings, repair or replace the fittings before the problem becomes too critical.
Hire a Professional
Even with regular inspections, it is good that you get a professional team to inspect and maintain your overall system. The service team is trained and well-equipped to notice problems that you cannot spot. Schedule the service sessions in a year, and you will save time in repairing a broken-down system and save money to buy a new system.
Change Air Filters
The inspection of air filters should be monthly unless your premises deal with dusty applications. When the filters are dirty, they minimise airflow, affecting the efficiency of your compressor. The contamination of the filters can affect industries that deal with sensitive products such as drugs or food; therefore, consider replacing the filters often unless they are reusable.
In a compressor system, the hoses are the main connection points, and damage to these parts affect the entire system. This damage can be from too high or too low temperatures, causing leaks that are expensive to repair. A weekly inspection of the hoses will ensure that they are in the best condition.
Maintaining your compressor is the only guarantee you can continue using your industrial compressor system. If you do the things mentioned above, your compressed air equipment will be safe to use and reliable to ensure that your operations run with near-zero hitches.