When an industrial air compressor starts to experience problems, you will need to have a solid understanding about these issues so that you can reduce the disruptions and decreased productivity that these problems could cause to your business.
Excessively Loud Noises Or Intense Vibrations
Air compressors will always be relatively loud, but you might find that your unit has experienced a dramatic increase in volume or a change in the sounds that it is making. Unfortunately, this may indicate that the compressor is developing serious mechanical problems. When the mechanical components come out of alignment, become warped, or need lubrication, the problem can rapidly worsen, and this can lead to the air compressor suffering a major malfunction. In extreme cases, these malfunctions can lead to injuries of those that are near the unit. For the safety of both your workers and your air compressor, you should turn it off until it can be inspected whenever you notice a major change in the sounds it is making.
Turning Off After Running For A Short Period
In most instances, you will need your air compressor to run for several hours or longer while work is being performed. Unfortunately, it can be possible for these compressors to develop the problem of turning off every few minutes. Often, this issue is traced back to a faulty pressure switch, and if this is the case, the unit will need professional repairs to fix. However, it is also possible for this problem to be caused by something more minor, such as a clogged condensation pan. Many modern air compressors are designed to switch off if the condensation pan is full. As a result, you may find that draining the condensation pan and cleaning the interior sensors will correct this problem.
Weak Air Pressure
A drop in the air pressure produced by the compressor can be another routine issue to encounter. Issues and damage to the hoses transport the air from the compressor can be a frequent cause of this problem. The first step when you notice this issue is to check the hose to make sure that it does not have any obvious blockages, such as kinks or heavy objects resting on it. Next, you should inspect the hose for signs of air leaks. In order to do this, you should make a shallow puddle and place the hose in it while the compressor is running. A leak will be clearly visible due to the disruptions and bubbles that it will cause. If you eliminate the hose as the source of the problem, it is advised to have it repaired by a professional, as the issue could stem from mechanical problems or faulty seals, and correcting these issues will require disassembling much of the compressor.
For more information on industrial air compressors, contact a company like Compressor-Pump & Service, Inc.