Maximize compressor efficiency and lifespan by performing monthly preventative maintenance checks. Follow these 6 monthly steps to ensure your Kaeser compressed air system is running efficiently and properly.
Monthly Air Compressor Maintenance
1) Check belt tension
To make sure that your air compressor will function properly, check that the tension of the belt drives is optimal to avoid slipping and premature wear of the drive belts and pulleys.
2) Check the cooling oil level
Most air compressors require a certain amount of oil circulating throughout their system. If this amount is not enough, the internal temperature will rise, which will ultimately lead to the compressor overheating and shutting down. If the problem is not solved promptly, it will result in premature wear.
3) Cooler: check the filter mat
The filter mat helps to keep the cooler clean. If the filter mats are clogged, inadequate cooling of the components could result
4) Control cabinet: check the filter mat
A filter mat is placed behind every ventilation grille. Filter mats protect the control cabinet from the ingress of dirt. If the filter mats are clogged, clean or replace the filter mats.
5) Check the condensate drain
Condensation is an inevitable result of air compression. If the condensed liquid is not adequately drained off at all collection points, it will cause corrosion that will damage the compressed air system.
6) Log all maintenance tasks completed
Documenting all the maintenance work will determine if there is any deviation from the OEM’s recommendation. Remember: That only qualified and authorized personal should be allowed to perform any maintenance task.
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