Monday, April 1, 2019

2,000 Hour Air Compressor Maintenance Recommendation

Essentially, there are four service milestones that need to be completed on your air compressor:

  1.  Weekly
  2. Minor (2,000 hours)
  3. Interm (4,000 hours)
  4. Major (8,000 hours)
In this article, we are going to focus on the 2,000 hour service recommendation for your air compressor. With every service job done, you will want to make sure you incorporate in all service jobs that are less than the one you are performing. For example, when you do the 4,000 service job, you will want to also perform all tasks in the 2,000 service job, as well as the weekly.

So you will want to start performing all weekly tasks. Begin by checking all filters and oil levels. Additionally you will want to make sure you have a differential reading from sump to delivery pressure somewhere between 2 - 6 PSID. If the pressure is greater than 8 PSID then you might have a check valve that is not opening, a dirty separator, or you may have an issue with the transducer.

During the 2,000 Hour Service you will be want to submit an oil sample for testing, especially if your air compressor is presently under warranty. If your air compressor is running food grade oil, you will want to submit your sample every 1,000 hours. Upon your sample being processed, you will receive a report back stating your oil's TAN number, which is essentially indicates the oil life left. Additionally, if this is the first time the 2,000 Hour Service has been done, you will want to make sure all electrical connections are checked, as the heating and cooling of the wires may affect the tightness of the connections. 

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