Some Air Compressor Emergencies and the Proper Ways to Handle Them

When using an industrial air compressor on the worksite or in a factory, you’re probably going to run into an emergency every now and then. From break downs to malfunctions, air compressor emergencies are something that will have to be dealt with. Handling them in the proper way is the most crucial aspect when dealing with some of these breakdowns, and learning more about your industrial air compressor is the best way to start.

Possible Areas of Failure

Performing routine, preventative maintenance on certain areas of your industrial air compressor will help solve problems before they occur. However, some common places that experience problems are:

  • Gauges – Due to malfunctions in the gauges, readings of pressure systems, PSI, power input, and more might not display properly.
  • Hoses – The most common failure in this area is a leak. Hoses that have been punctured or worn out will produce leakage that need to be stopped.
  • Hose Reels – The hose reel itself can break down due to wear and tear, meaning that each individual hose might not be able to either attach itself to the machine or the tools, or might not be able to extend long enough to get into certain workspaces.
  • Pressure Tank – Wear and tear on the tank itself, such as punctures, dents, structural damage, or missing components will cause the air pressure inside the tank to become insufficient.

Handling Emergencies
To prevent anything hazardous from happening during an emergency, immediately shut off your machine. Perform the above maintenance steps to figure out where the malfunction is occurring. Use replacement parts where necessary and ensure that they are correctly installed to prevent the same issue from happening again.

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