Compressed Air Piping Systems

Tuesday 7 March 2017

What to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Compressor

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What to Keep in Mind When Replacing Your Compressor

If done wrong, an improperly installed air compressor can be a lot more trouble than it's worth. It's important to get it right because even a hole that is 1/8 inch in diameter in your compressed air distribution system can cost you over $1,200 a year in energy wasted alone. Luckily, there are some tips to assure your compressed air system goes on smoothly.

Power
One of the most crucial things that you should make sure right away is your compression system has access to electrical power. This may seem obvious, but a lot of compression system can have complex wiring that can be exceedingly confusing to figure out. If this is the case, consulting an electrical engineer is recommended to make sure it's done properly. 

Ventilation
It's vital to make sure your air compression system has enough ventilation. Being that they are run on electricity, compressors natural generate heat. And if cool air cannot get in, then it can lead to the compressor piping overheating and failing. The size of the air compressor system will determine how much ventilation needs to be let out, so be sure to keep that in mind.

Maintenance
The best way to assure that you are not losing money with your air compressor system is to do routine maintenance on it. If your air compression tubing begins to show wear and tear, make sure you replace them as soon are you are able. It's important to check of the air fittings and cushion clamps to make sure they are undamaged and still working to their fullest ability. If you find yourself needing to replace your air compressor tubing, you may want to think about investing in flexible hoses that will not crack or damage as easily. Rapid Air Products provide many different types of tubing that can fit any compressed air distribution system

Replacing your compressor properly can quite literally mean the difference of thousands of dollars. Keeping the points mentioned above in mind will help you save your hard-earned money when the time comes to get a new compressor. Hopefully you found this list to be useful when you consider installing a new system into your home.