Air compressors are common pieces of industrial equipment that can be found in businesses of all sizes. When an enterprise determines that it would benefit from having an air compressor installed, there are some steps that should be taken to prepare the business to accommodate this new piece of equipment.
Ensure The Unit Will Have Enough Airflow and Ventilation
Choosing a suitable location for your air compressor system can be a more challenging choice than you may have thought. In addition to the desire to place this system where it is out of the way, it will also need to be given enough space and airflow so that it will be properly ventilated. Otherwise, the air compressor can overheat from having to overwork to capture enough air to function. Leaving at least a couple of feet on each side the compressor can help to address these risks.
Educate Yourself And Your Workers On Maintaining The Air Compressor
Before your air compressor system is allowed to become operational, you will need to take the time to educate your workforce and yourself on its maintenance needs. Air compressors are remarkably powerful pieces of equipment and the pressures that they experience can lead to major damage if the unit is not maintained. For example, these units will need to be cleaned before each use so that dust and dirt will not clog the intake vents as this could rapidly damage the unit. While an air compressor can be a powerful piece of equipment, its maintenance and care needs will be fairly mild, and this will make it easy to train your workforce to care for this new addition to your enterprise.
Respect The Capacity Of Your Air Compressor
Every air compressor will have a maximum operating capacity that it can sustain. Business leaders can be prone to push their units beyond this limit. When this occurs, it can lead to potentially dangerous situations as the compressor could suffer a major malfunction. For example, the compressor could rupture as a result of the intense pressures it is experiencing. If you find that you are starting to approach the capacity of your air compressor, you should immediately start looking to upgrade it. To avoid this disruptive need in the future, installing an air compressor with a substantially higher capacity than what you normally need can accommodate considerable growth on your business's part before you will need to invest in installing a more powerful unit.
For more information, contact an air compressor installation service.