The warm weather months are almost upon us. It’s important to remember that extreme heat conditions can take a significant toll on your compressed air system or exacerbate maintenance issues that may already exist. Overheating can damage the compressor and lead to dangerous situations, no matter what industry you’re in.
Below are some tips on how to prevent an air compressor from overheating:
Check Oil And Lubrication
Lubrication acts as a coolant, preventing friction and heat buildup within the system. Monitoring the oil and lubrication levels can help ensure you keep the system cooler, especially as it works hard. Make sure you change the oil in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.
Inspect The Cooling System
It’s important to inspect the fan regularly and clean it as needed. You’ll also want to make sure there are no obstructions preventing proper air flow. This can help ensure that your air compressor is able to cool down on its own to prevent overheating.
Check Your Internal And External Ventilation
Your compressor’s vents should be well maintained and kept clean. They should be sized appropriately for the machine. Proper ventilation is key to efficiency and operation!
Inspect Belts And Pulleys
Belts and pulleys that need to be replaced or tightened can cause your machine to not work properly and eventually overheat. These should be inspected and replaced when needed.
Clear Out The Air Intake
When the air intake is backed up, your compressor is working harder than it needs to, and can more easily overheat. Furthermore, it’s important to check this regularly and clean it out when needed. Compressed air can help you blow out dust and debris as needed.
Prevent Your Air Compressor From Overheating
Compressor Services offers routine maintenance packages and compressor repair for our customers. The best way to prevent your air compressor from overheating is to ensure that it is properly maintained from the beginning.
Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you keep your air compressor running properly.