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How to Deal with the 3 Most Common Problems with Compressed Air

When the compressor starts having problems, it is close to impossible to deliver goods to customers without delays. However, the fact that a compressor is not working does not mean that you need to replace it immediately. Understanding the cause of the problem should be the first step in getting it fixed. Here are four of the most common issues that affect industrial air compressors and how to troubleshoot and repair them.

When there are problems with the oil

Industrial air compressors need oil to function properly. When the oil is insufficient, the interior components of the system will get friction, and with time, this damages the entire system. If the resistance has led to parts getting destroyed, you need to think about having them replaced. On the other hand, if the friction is only slowing the machine down, and no damages have occurred, think about merely oiling and lubricating the parts. It is also essential to have the oil replaced regularly because contaminated oil destroys the efficiency of the compressor.

When there are electrical problems with the compressor

Another common cause of problems with an industrial air compressor is electrical issues. The two most common sources of electrical problems with the air compressor are faults with the equipment itself and weaknesses with the wiring. The problem could be something as minor as a malfunctioning circuit breaker not sending enough voltage to power your compressor. Hire an electrician to assess the entire wiring to the warehouse and ensure that no electrical problems are affecting the compressor.

Problems with the internal temperature in the building

Another common cause of the issues with the compressor could be the temperatures being too high inside the building. When the temperatures are excessively high, the compressor will overheat, slow down and at times even break down completely. It is essential to repair an overheating compressor because if you do not, the frequent cases of it breaking down could lead to the entire unit breaking down completely.

Manufacturing is not always easy, especially when equipment keeps breaking down. The best thing that you can do to make sure that your compressors are in ideal working condition at all times is to have maintenance inspections carried out regularly. You also need to ensure that compressors are checked and repaired as soon as they show signs of wear and tear. When you follow these steps, your manufacturing processes will be simplified. 

For more information, get in touch with a compressor hire company.