Summer Preventative Maintenance Checklist for Your Compressed Air System

Summer Preventative Maintenance Checklist for Your Compressed Air System

Heat and humidity can present new problems for your compressed air system. However, there are some preventative maintenance steps you can take to prepare your compressed air system and better protect it from these weather conditions.

Air Dryers

Heat and humidity can create problems for both refrigerated and desiccant dryers, so it’s important to prepare both for the summer weather. In refrigerated dryers, you need to check the condenser coils and condenser fans. In desiccant dryers, you will need to check pre-filters and drains and service them when necessary to protect the desiccant bed from oil and water.

Condensate Drains

Summer means humidity, and for your air compressor, it means there will be extra condensate. To keep water from collecting, make sure your drains and drain lines are the correct size and are working. If your drains are timer operated, you’ll need to increase the frequency in which they will drain the extra condensate.

Oil/Water Separators

The water being removed by your dryers and drains needs to be sent to an oil/water separator. Separators are a legal and safe way to dispose of condensate. Carbon bags and filters need to be replaced every 6 months.

Heat Exchangers

After coolers and oil coolers are your air compressors defense against high temperatures and the collection of water. It’s important to check both of these coolers and make sure they’re cleaning and operating properly.

Preventative maintenance helps keeps your air compressors running efficiently especially during the summer when heat and humidity present new challenges. Our team is available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise with your compressed air system.


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