We’ve spoken about the importance of creating a compressor maintenance strategy. We’ve also highlighted the importance of using genuine parts and lubricants. But what actually happens in a compressed air system service?
With production reliant on compressed air, it’s useful to know what to expect from a scheduled compressor service. The purpose of routine servicing is to keep it reliable and ensure it has a long operating life.
The exact service schedule details will depend on:
- The type of air compressor – oil-lubricated or oil-free, rotary, scroll, screw, piston etc.
- The make and model – CompAir, Hydrovane, BOGE, Atlas Copco, HPC, Mattei, ABAC and so on.
- The level of service is being carried out – major or minor.
- The current hours run.
Regardless of this, there are some common things checked, serviced & replaced.