It is important to maintain all equipment in the compressed air according to the manufacturers' specifications. This is especially true for the recommended inspection, testing, maintenance, and service schedules specified in operating manuals.
- Leaks on compressors increase operating costs and interfere with control systems.
- Plugged coolers can cause moisture problems, which in turn may lead to open drainage and higher air flows.
- Oil separator differential increases power consumption.
From an energy efficiency perspective, in many cases, it is wise to maintain equipment more frequently than the recommended intervals. This is especially true for managing air leaks, high pressures, moisture and controls.
Figure 27 lists some maintenance tips (aimed at rotary screw compressor systems) for you to consider.
Remember, that the points shown in Figure 27 do not replace the items listed in manufacturers' manuals.
|Frequency or Running Hours||Action|
|Every 3,000 hours||
|Every 15,000 hours||