Learning About Products Made In Industrial and Manufacturing Plants

Learning About Products Made In Industrial and Manufacturing Plants

4 Tips For Taking Good Care Of Your New Air Compressor

Ryan Baker

If you recently purchased a new air compressor for your business, here are five tips that will help you take good care of your air compressor so that you are able to use it for as long as possible.

#1 Clean Off The Heat Exchangers

On the back of your air compressor are your heat exchangers. Check your owner's manual to see exactly where the heat exchangers are located on your air compressor. Check the heat exchangers every few weeks and make sure that they are clean. Dust and lint often accumulate on the heat exchangers.

When your machine is off, use a rag to wipe the debris off the heat exchangers. You can also use the scrub attachment on your vacuum to clean off the heat exchangers. They need to be clean in order for your air compressor to keep the heat at the right temperature for optimal operation conditions. Keeping the heat exchangers clean will help extend the life of your new air compressor.

#2 Change Out The Separator Element On Time

The separator element on your air compressor helps ensure that your air compressor doesn't use too much oil when it is in operation. It needs to be changed after you use your air compressor for a set number of hours. Your owner's manual should inform should let you know how many hours you can run your air compressor before changing the separator element.

Keep a clipboard next to your air compressor and tally up the number of hours that you use your machine every month, and add up the hours each month to see how many overall hours that you have used your air compressor. Doing this will help you ensure that you take care of hour-based maintenance on time.

#3 Check The Oil Before Every Use

Before every use, or at least once a day, you should check the oil in your air compressor and make sure that it is full. If it is not full, be sure to top off the oil before you use your air compressor for the day.

Additionally, make sure that you change out the oil on time. Generally, you are supposed to change out the oil on your air compressor after you use it for a certain number of hours, as designated in your owner's manual.

#4 Clean Out The Fuel Tank

On about a yearly basis, you need to clean out the fuel tank. Cleaning out the fuel tank at least once a year is a great way to make sure that you remove any residual build-up from the fuel tank so that it doesn't compromise your engine. If you heavily use your air compressor, you may want to do this more than once a year. Cleaning your fuel tank will protect your engine. 

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Learning About Products Made In Industrial and Manufacturing Plants

Hi, my name is Bruce Fuller and do you often wonder how various products are made? So do I and that's why I've written this blog about industrial and manufacturing plants. I've contacted the owners of numerous manufacturing plants and requested a tour of their facilities. Many business owners graciously obliged and I was able to see how their specific products were made. At some of the plants, I wasn't allowed to tour the facility, but a representative of each company described the process to me in great detail. I wanted to share this information that I learned in a blog and I hope that you'll also find it very interesting.