Revisit the top 5 compressed air blog posts from this year!
As an unforgettable year draws to an end and we all start to slow down for the festive period and reboot for the year ahead, we take the opportunity to share with you our most popular blog posts from 2020. We have produced a wide range of advisory compressed air blog posts this year, from; how preventive maintenance can reduce your costs in the long run to how you can achieve optimum blower aeration efficiency and reliability, and we hope you have found them useful. Join us in reading our final blog post of the year as we revisit our top 5 most popular compressed air blog posts from 2020. See you in 2021!
No.5 - Fast 5: compressor oil circuit maintenance
The risks of compressor oil ageing and how to avoid them
When it comes to operating a fluid-injected (or oil-injected) rotary screw compressor, selecting the right cooling fluid and ensuring its on-going integrity are both essential to the continuing reliability, efficiency and overall lifetime of the compressor and its wearing parts. In this blog post we share more information around our maintenance tip of the month – #1 regularly check and maintain your oil levels and oil quality.
No. 4 - How to extend the lifetime of your compressor
Air compressor overhaul
Compressed air plays a vital role in many work and production processes. In normal circumstances reliability, maximum availability and efficiency are all key attributes that operators demand. And in the current climate operating a compressed air system that delivers on all of these is now more important than ever. But, what if your compressor is old and you have concerns about its reliability or efficiency? Is it time to invest in a new compressor or is there another option? With many companies now tightening capital expenditure, in this blog post we look at how overhauling an air compressor can extend its lifetime and will in some circumstances be the best alternative to investing in a new compressor.
No.3 - Operating a reliable compressed air system
Operating a reliable compressed air system throughout lockdown
Often considered the fourth utility, compressed air will undoubtedly be a life blood of many essential businesses and services that are continuing to work through the current COVID-19 Alert Level 4 period. Operating a reliable and trouble-free compressed air system will have never been so important. In this blog post we therefore re-share a YouTube video which provides recommendations on daily and weekly preventive maintenance checks to do, which may assist you in continuing to keep your compressed air system running reliably and efficiently.
No.2 - Designing a compressed air station
Should a dryer be installed before or after the air receiver?
In designing a compressed air station one of the most common questions we get asked is - should the dryer be installed before or after the air receiver? There is actually no right or wrong answer as each layout has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. In this blog post we discuss the pros and cons of both options and provide some examples of when each configuration may be most beneficial.
No.1 - Checks to do after an extended shutdown
How to ensure a smooth restart and maximise compressed air uptime after lockdown
Extended periods of compressor shut down can cause a number of issues if left unchecked. So, if you’re about to reopen your facility after an extended break then there are a number of checks you should consider performing on your compressed air system before starting it up. In this blog post we share with you four key checks that we recommend doing before restarting your compressor to ensure a smooth restart and maximum compressed air uptime.
OK, we know, the traditional 12 days of Christmas doesn’t actually start until December 25. But, as many of us will no doubt be taking a break over the festive season - we’re bringing you our 12 days of Christmas in the run up to the festive break. If you click the link below you will find a seasonal compressed air tip, trick or piece of advice every weekday between December 8 to 23. Bookmark it now!
On-going Service Support
Our New Zealand offices will be closed from Thursday 24 December 2020 to Friday 1 January 2021, re-opening on Monday 4 January 2021 at 8.30 am. Just a reminder that our Service team are available throughout the holiday period for emergency service support. Just phone 0800 447 820.