First thing that needs to be checked before using the air compressor is the receiver. The receiver is the one responsible for ingesting air and converting it properly so the air that is used in the working space is completely safe. Vacuum receivers may also be an alternative to regular compressor receivers but should be made sure it can handle the machine and the type of job that needs to be done.
When troubleshooting an industrial air compressor, lubricants are very important but should be used with caution. Lubricants are applied on the parts of the system to make sure that all are running smoothly and performing efficiently. Choose the good quality lubricants in order to maintain the parts of the compressors in good condition and expand its lifespan. If you want to manipulate the amount of air pressure in the compressor, valves could be put in place. Repair shops often receive compressors that needs repair because of a malfunctioning valve, the very device responsible in controlling air pressure, which is not durable enough.
Other parts that could be integrated into the system of the compressor are belts and pulleys for certain uses of the machine. When using a pulley, make sure that every parts of the unit is still working perfectly. Keep in mind that adding these parts into the system can affect the movement and the vibration of the compressor. When this happens and the belts and pulleys must be used, other accessories can be added to aid on the performance such as coolers. A cooler contains a thick substance that helps maintain the temperature of the equipment and prevents it from heating up. The coolant must always be stored in a temperature where it doesn’t harden. Most coolants in the market are fluid based but there also coolants that is air based.
One advantage of using an industrial air compressor is that it can withstand a hot working area. The downside is that too much heat might make it hard to maintain the air pressure inside the compressor. After several uses, it may need to be used in a way that it does not overheat.
One last part that could be added into the compressor is the filters. The main purpose of a filter is to collect dust and dirt and contain it. Filters are usually used in control lines, inlets and drain lines. Filters come in different materials depending on the need of the device. Filters are used to make sure that the air is pure especially in certain task that requires no amount of dust. Filters are usually employed in some areas of the industrial area but not all.