Why do air compressor hoses have to be replaced?
When you buy an air compressor, it always comes with a hose. Properly fitting hoses are critical to the air compressor’s performance. It should be made from durable material to ensure the correct power output and continuous air pressure. Replacing the air compressor hose is required when one or any of the following defects is present.
- The hose is beyond its service life
- The connector is damaged
- The hose has become twisted, bent or kinked
- Abrasions or cuts cause air to escape
- Cold or dry air can cause premature aging
- Too much pressure can cause air seepage
When buying a hose, make sure of the correct size by referring to the air compressor manual where the specifications for the industrial air compressor accessories are recommended. High quality hoses usually have three layers – the inner tube, reinforcement layer and the outer cover. Rubber is a very common material but you can also buy hoses made from PVC, polyurethane and nylon.
Air compressor filters and its importance
One of the most important industrial air compressor accessories is the filter which is an essential part of keeping your air compressor running efficiently and smoothly. The filters protect the compressor from corrosion, extend its life and reduce unnecessary repairs. The right kind of filter depends upon the kind of environment to which the air compressor is exposed to. For example, absolute precision and highly filtered air is required for food processing and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. This can be achieved through fine coalescing filters. In the medical system, the kinds of filters required to improve the quality of air is the activated carbon filter that filters both odors and vapors. Activated carbon filters have charcoal that has been treated with oxygen for trapping carbon-based impurities as well as other chemicals like chlorine.
What is the role of the roll cage in your air compressor?
The roll cage is one of the important industrial air compressor accessories that helps prevent the compressor from being punctured and bruised. Some air compressors have a roll cage when purchased but in the absence of one, you can always buy from the aftermarket. When buying a roll cage, make sure that it has a low center of gravity to prevent it from overturning. Usually a heavy skid plate is placed underneath the roll cage as protection for the air compressor and its other components. When buying these industrial air compressor accessories from the aftermarket, make sure of warranties and return policies.