With the arrival of summer and the rise of air temperature and humidity, your air pressure system will withstand more water loads in air treatment. The air humidity in summer is greater. Under the maximum operating conditions (50°) of the summer air compressor, the water in the air is 650% higher than the highest temperature (15°) usually seen in winter. When the temperature rises, the working environment of the air compressor is more severe. Improper handling will cause serious high-temperature jumpers and even lubricating oil to coke. Therefore, you must be fully prepared for your air compressor to fight against the most serious challenges all year round!
In fact, the following quick and simple steps can be taken to ensure that the compressed air system survives the summer safely:
1. Replace the air filter regularly.
A clean air filter will make the air compressor operate at a lower temperature and lower energy consumption. Dirty and blocked filters will lead to pressure drop, which will cause the compressor to operate at a higher level to meet the demand. The performance of the filter may also be affected by additional moisture, so it is important to follow the regular 4000H maintenance plan and add seasonal checks.
2. Check ventilation & oil filter
In summer, we need to pay more attention to air filters and oil filters. It is important to check the compressor room and adjust ventilation and airflow as needed. This is also a good opportunity to check pollen and other air pollutants that are popular in spring to ensure that they are kept ventilated and clean until the heat comes in summer.
Oil filter blockage will cause lubricants to fail to cool the heat generated by compressed air in time, and also cause rotors not to be lubricated and cooled in time, causing greater economic losses. The following video about how oil filter works:
3. Check the drainage pipe
Higher humidity in summer will cause more condensed water to be discharged from drainage pipes. Ensure that the outlets are open and in a normal state so that they can deal with the increased condensed water. When the temperature of the rotor outlet is below 75°, it may cause high temperature and high humidity to precipitate condensate water during compression. At this time, the condensate will be mixed with lubricating oil and cause oil emulsification. Therefore, water should be treated before it is discharged directly into the drainage outlet. Check the filters and oil-water separation tanks of the treatment unit to ensure that they are still running.
4. Clean the cooler
Imagine wearing sweaters and clothes in hot summer weather – it will affect the way you sweat and the way your body regulates your body temperature. The same is true of your air compressor. The blockage of the cooler will cause the air compressor to dissipate heat and cause high temperatures in hot summer, so it is necessary to ensure that the cooler is clean and cleaned regularly.
5. Adjust the water cooling system
In addition, a water-cooled air compressor can adjust the temperature of the water entering the cooling system to compensate for the increase in ambient temperature and ensure that it is suitable for summer conditions.