a man fixing an air compressorIf the success of your business depends on the efficiency of your air and dirt separators, compressed air equipment, and industrial pipework, you know how important it is to keep them in optimal performance.

That, however, hinges on how thorough and timely you practice maintenance despite their workload. Regardless of how much you use these tools, any equipment breakdown will be costly and time-consuming. You’ll be repairing or replacing non-functional parts, which could increase downtime, decrease output, and put your return on investment (ROI) at risk.

Are Breakdowns Avoidable?

Yes, you can avoid system breakdowns and the inconvenience that comes with them. The safety requirements of compressed air systems are clear, and that does not exclude even the dirt separators for your boilers. You’ll need to take precautionary measures to achieve near-zero breakdowns, which include:

– Draining the Receiver Tank

Using the drain at the compressor’s base, clear out all the air from the air compressor’s receiver tank. This way, you can keep the machine from accumulating excess moisture, especially during the warm seasons when humidity is high.

It’s best if you conduct this daily, as the water keeps adding up in the receiver tanks. The water moisture could likewise cause corrosion in the piping system. Moreover, it can result in improper functioning, as the moisture can compromise the air storage capacity of the receiver tanks.

– Professional Inspection

Professionalism is a critical aspect whenever you’re considering or creating an inspection schedule. Ideally, that should include timeliness and diligence in checking every part of the compressed air equipment and industrial pipework. Also, insist on conducting frequent inspections to ensure that no fault slips in and affect the performance of your air compressors.

To achieve such standards, you should prioritise the health of your compressor systems over compromising safety for profits. The latter will always cost you highly in the long run.