Air Supply UK: Specialist Compressed Air Engineers

Published: 14/12/2020

Four Signs Your Air Compressor Needs Repair

Air compressors are a vital piece of equipment for many industries, including construction, agriculture and manufacturing. Every business wants to make sure they’re functioning as efficiently as possible, but a faulty or broken air compressor can cause many issues, including production delays, money losses or even danger to your employees.

It’s important to be able to recognise faults as soon as possible, so if you work with air compressors and want to prevent more serious repair costs further down the line, see below for four warning signs that your air compressor needs repair.

Excess moisture

Compressed air produces condensation, but if you’ve noticed a build up of moisture at the point of use, this suggests a problem with the air receiver drains. A manual drain will need to be cleared daily, but if your drain is automatic and you’ve noticed excess moisture, then you may have a faulty system.

Unusual noises

Industrial air compressors can make a lot of noise, but it should be one recognisable noise at a consistent volume. If your compressor has suddenly become much louder there may be an issue with the motor or compressor. Screeching, rattling or banging sounds also suggest a loose or broken piece of machinery so your compressor will need to be examined.

Low air pressure

This is one of the most common issues affecting air compressors but it can cost your business a lot in terms of production loss. Low air pressure often means the compressor can’t be used and it could be caused by faulty controls or internal wear and tear in the system.

Thermal overload

A compressor will shut down if it becomes overheated, but if you’re experiencing frequent overload it’s a good idea to check your ventilation. Clean the coolers of your air compressor to see if that makes a difference; if not, it will need to be serviced by an experienced technician.

If you’re in need of air compressor service or repairs, get in touch with the experts at Air Supply.  All work is completed on-site to reduce the downtime for our customers and our engineers are committed to providing the quickest, most efficient services. If you need a back up to minimize production downtime, we’re proud to offer a wide range of air compressors for hire, alongside high quality used stock for purchase. For more information about our air compressor products or services, don’t hesitate to give us a call today or contact us via our website.

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