air compressor maintenance

Air compressors have been around for over a century as an essential behind-the-scenes component in many industries. They offer flexibility, reliability and durability to help organizations keep their machinery moving. In this article, we offer five tips for idea air compressor maintenance.

Here are a few of our best tips for using and maintaining your compressor:

1. Drain the Tanks.

Over time–and especially if stored in humid climates–compressor tanks can fill with condensed water. Once a month, be sure to drain your tanks. The best practice would be to install an auto drain on the tank that drains to your condensate management system. 

2. Check the Oil.

Check the oil on a regular basis, depending on how often you use your compressor, and remember to change it once or twice a year.

3. Replace the Air Filter.

Especially if your work environment is dusty, be sure to check and clean your compressor air filter on a regular basis. Things like dust and sawdust can creep in and create clogs almost unnoticed, so it’s important to keep a close eye out!

4. Replace Oil Filter.

Clean oil is essential to prevent your compressor from running hot.

5. Blow Out your Coolers Weekly.

A clogged cooler can lead to overheating issues and the machine shutting down unexpectedly. It can also shorten the lifespan of your oil.

In Summary...

Doing these simple things can help you prevent a machine breakdown. If any of these issues go unchecked for too long, you could be looking at bigger issues down the road. As always, if you need help with preventative maintenance or want us to do this for you, the ACS Service Technicians are here. Give us a call or contact us today!