How to Maintain Your Air Compressor

Rotary Screw Air CompressorsWhen it comes to maintaining your air compressor, there needs to be a checklist that includes a weekly maintenance schedule. Keeping an air compressor well maintained is vital for having a unit run at optimal performance and can keep your equipment lasting for years. Here are some things to keep in mind for maintaining your air compressor:

  • Inspect the belt tension and coupling monthly
  • Inspect the safety guards, hoses, valves and connections for any leaking
  • Check the air distribution system for any leaks
  • Wipe down the compressor and coolers
  • Blow out any dust or debris build up within the unit
  • Change the lubricant if applicable
  • Be sure to replace the air intake filters on a weekly basis

Every maintenance department should have a designed preventive maintenance schedule when it comes to a facility’s industrial air compressors. It’s important to have the air compressor receive daily, weekly and monthly maintenance to ensure the unit will run on optimal efficiency. Be sure to have the maintenance manager or foreman devise a checklist.

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