When handling any equipment in general, there can be quite some few complicated procedures to bear in mind when executing some work or task. It is always important to use the mechanical equipment properly for them to fulfill their purpose, lest they may damage other things or the equipment itself may be damaged. On top of that, they should also be handled with extreme caution and care, during use and when not in use. This time, we are going to focus more on the proper maintenance of your air compressor.
Pump oil level inspection
Much like checking the oil level of a car’s engine in order to know when should it be changed, same goes with air compressors Sydney. The level of pump oil is very crucial if it is needed by your compressor. There are other compressors, however, that are not dependent on pump oil, in which case you should not worry about this item. But if it does utilize pump oil, first remove access to power source and see if oil level is below half of the glass which could signal the need for change. Remember to make the oil less viscous for easier draining.
Your air compressor is an equipment that is composed of other smaller instruments assembled in order to basically compress air. Among these components that make up the air compressor are valves, air filtration Sydney system, belts, hose, pump, and engine which are crucial when operating the said air equipment. It is highly recommended to have a checkup of the mentioned parts for at least once a month in order to ensure that all these components are fine and in good condition so that the operation can run smoothly and optimally. Moreover, why not include in your routinely checkup the system’s safety shutdown? This safety shutdown is responsible to turn the unit off in cases of overheating or the pressure of the oil is not enough to ensure the compressor’s longevity.
Update air filter
Since air filtration plays an important role in the air compressor, it is just right to have it constantly changed and replaced, so as to keep your air compression optimal. This must be done on a more regular manner, as dirt can accumulate in it even when not in use, especially when exposed in machine shops where smaller particles are abundant. It is actually fairly simple to maintain the air filter. Most air compressors have removable air filters that are only screwed, and others detachable by hand. Either way, it is doable on your own.