Troubleshooting questions on the industrial air compressor
Even if the compressor owner will not be the one responsible for fixing an air compressor, it makes sense to know the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding troubleshooting. There are instances when the problem looks serious enough but it simply requires a few adjustments. It is also very important to be familiar with the Quincy air compressor parts including filters that have to be replaced every now and then to ensure the efficiency of the system. The owner’s manual is a so a very good source of information particularly with maintenance to avoid spending unnecessarily for the fees of technicians.
How often should oil be changed?
On a rotary screw air compressor, it is suggested to change oil every 7,000 to 8,000 hours while for the reciprocating compressor, change oil is suggested every 3 months. The owner’s manual usually includes recommendations on the appropriate dates to change oil based on the model number of your compressor.
How often should air intake filters be changed?
The air intake filter is found on almost all types of air compressors because it is the protection against all contaminants that can greatly reduce the life of the equipment. Filters should be cleaned on a weekly basis but if you notice that the air intake filter is filled with dirt that is difficult to clean or if there are tears and holes, a better idea would be to replace the filter. A wide range of air intake filters are available from Quincy air compressor parts in different sizes and materials.
What size of hose is best for the air compressor?
The size of hose depends on the kind of compressor but generally the common sizes of hose available in the market are 1/4” and 3/8”. Generally, large compressors will require a bigger hose diameter while those that are used at home will need a ¼” hose. If you have misplaced your owner’s manual, it would be very easy to make a call to Quincy air compressor parts with the model number of the compressor so that the right size of hose can be acquired.
Is it safe to use a generator during a power outage?
While an air compressor will able to run using a generator based on its proper requirements, it is not recommended. Most generators have fluctuations in power and the air compressor needs constant voltage to be able to run efficiently. Unless it is an emergency need, it is best not to use a generator if electricity is not available.