Preventative Maintenance: How to Keep Your Air Compressor Running Smoothly

Description: Rotary Screw Air CompressorsRegular maintenance on your air compressors is the best way to ensure that they run well.  Maintenance tasks can be performed by in-house technicians or companies that will regularly service compressors for their clients.

What are Some Steps that can be Taken to Maintain Your Air Compressor?

  • Air filters should be inspected and cleaned weekly for best results.  Many can be shaken out to remove dust and debris and they should be changed completely each month.
  • Oil should be checked weekly and changed as needed.  Most compressors also have an oil filter that needs changed at regular intervals.
  • Inlet filters need inspected weekly and replaced as needed.
  • Piping and joints should be checked for air and water leaks.  Most air leaks are easy to fix.
  • Compressors should be kept clean.  Removing dirt and debris from the exterior of a unit helps keep the air filter clean. 
  • Belts should be inspected weekly for wear and tension and replaced when necessary.

It is not a bad idea to keep a log of inspection dates and services performed so that everyone in an organization knows the condition of an industrial compressor.
For all of your air compressor needs Air Center, Inc. will be able to help.  Air Center stocks many air compressor parts and filters for major manufacturers, designs and installs compressed air systems, and employs technicians who are able to service any compressed air equipment.