Preventive Maintenance of Air Compresssor

To minimize your air compressor down time, improve the air compressor reliability, you will need to provide your air compressor with regular maintenance. Air compressors require regular service and care in order to remain in good working condition.

From changing your air compressor oil to performing routine inspections, there are many steps that you can take to prevent a serious repair issue down the line. Remember, to schedule regular maintenance with a reliable service partner like Asia Pacific Centric, or be “scheduled” by your air compressors!

Here is an overview of some handy preventative maintenance tips for air compressors.

 

Daily Inspections

Before you use your air compressor , it is a great idea to perform a thorough inspection of all of its major components. For example, you should check to make sure that the tubes and pipes are clear and free of kinks or damage. In addition, you should check the oil level, monitor air temperature, working pressure, and condensate drain. Do contact us if you need a daily inspections checklist.

 

Air Filter

Air compressor is like a big vacuum cleaner in our house. It will suck what things present in the air. Thus, the air filter of the air compressor is to prevent dirt, dust and other particles to go into the airend. With a proper routine to replace the air filter, it will minimize the damage to air compressor internal systems. It is always recommended to change the air filter according to your manufacturer’s manual or at least 2 to 3 times a years as our region is very humid.

Your air compressor has to work harder to intake the air if the intake filter element is heavily contaminated. Its compression capacity is affected adversely and you will get less air delivered per kW. Ensure that the intake filter of your compressor is replaced regularly, more so if you’re operating it in a dirty or dusty environment.

 

Air Compressor Oil ( Coolant)

Air compressor oil plays an important role in how the air compressor works. It acts as a lubricant and a cooling agent that prevents your air compressor to overheat easily and prevent its parts from wear and tear. Follow the instructions stipulated in your instruction manual on the frequency of changing compressor oil and the type of oil that you should use. The most common type is synthetic oil where the life span is longer. Use the quality oil to protect your mechanical parts of the air compressor.

 

Cooler / Heat Exchange of Air Compressor

The cooler / heat exchanger work to reduce the operating temperature of the air compressor. By keeping the operating temperatures down, the compressors are able to function at their optimum. However, if the heat exchangers are dirty, they won’t be able to do their job well, thus hindering the compressor’s performance and reducing its life span.

 

Condensate Drain

After each time that you operate your air compressor, you should be sure to drain its tank. As an air compressor is used, condensation will begin to build up in its air tank. If this condensation is not drained at the end of each workday, this watery buildup can cause significant damage and wear to your compressor’s components. If you live in a humid area, it is especially important to routinely drain condensation from your compressor.

The receiver/tank will accumulate moisture from the air being compressed, more so if you’re operating it a humid environment. More condensate inside the receiver means less storage capacity.

Install an automatic no-loss drain, this will ensure this is never overlooked.

 

Asia Pacific Centric aims to ensure that our customers always get the optimum performance from their air compressor. We have different types of maintenance plans that can improve your air compressor reliability, thus, reducing your repair cost. If you have any further queries regarding air compressor maintenance don’t hesitate to contact us for no obligation discussion.

Oil / Water Separator for condensate

OSC oil-water separators can separate all kinds of condensate from all compressed air set-ups technologies, giving unparalleled performance and reliability for minimal maintenance.OSC range offers clean water and peace of mind through proven reliability, high flexibility and ease of operation.

Environment-friendlyAfter separation the discharge condensate contains so little residual oil that it can be drained away without damaging the environment or infringing on strict pollution regulations.

Easy to useThe OSC’s simple yet robust design enables easy installation without special set-up, and trouble-free filter replacement.

High flexibilityMost condensate emulsions can be divided. Polyglycol condensate can be separated, although some unit deration is necessary in order to maintain filter lifetime.

The state-of-the-art OSC range uses patented technology to separate compressed air condensate. The multi-stage separation process with buoyant oleophilic filters and activated carbon ensures exceptional performance, long filter lifetime and trouble-free operation.

OSC: reliability through smart engineering

  1. Condensate enters through the mufflers and depressurizes in the expansion chamber
  2. The oil water mixture continues on to tower A and seeps through the white oleophilic filter.
  3. The filter absorbs the oil, but not the water.
  4. Significantly cleaner condensate flows from tower A to tower B.
  5. Tower B contains a bag of activated carbon, absorbing any residual oil from the condensate.
  6. Clean condensate exits from tower B with almost no residual oil content, which means it can be discarded safely.

Inline Air Filters

DD(+) and PD(+) are engineered to cost effectively provide the best air purity and meet today’s increasing quality demands.

Maximum filtration

High-efficiency glass fiber and foam media ensure maximum oil aerosol, wet dust and water droplet filtration and draining.

High performance

High-quality materials like stainless steel cores, double O-rings, epoxy sealed caps and anti-corrosive coated filter housings are selected to ensure high performance and reliability.

Energy savings

The optimal design and filter media used for our compressed air filters minimize pressure drop and keep running costs down.

Low maintenance

Filter maintenance is made easier by push-on elements, while external ribs on the threaded housing ensure a firm grip

DD and PD ensures optimal oil coalescing filtration

Our DD(+) and PD(+) oil coalescing filters efficiently reduce oil aerosol, wet dust and water drops in your compressed air stream to protect your investment, equipment and processes. These impurities could come from the lubrication of the compressor element, the intake air, and the compressor installation itself.

Membrane Air Dryer

SD membrane dryers

Extend your equipment lifespan and increase efficiency with preventative air treatment. Our SD membrane dryers ensure the highest compressed air quality

VersatilitySD dryers perform well in a variety of environments ranging from small spaces, applications that require flexible mounting and high vibration areas to spaces with widely fluctuating temperatures

Safety assuranceOur SD dryers meet strict safety and environmental requirements. This includes low flow environments, areas without an electrical supply, explosion-proof facilities, noise-sensitive and corrosion-sensitive areas. No electricity required

Low noise levelsThanks to their quiet operation, you can use SD dryers close to the workplace

Atlas Copco’s SD membrane dryers with pre-filters remove moisture, oil and particles from compressed air in the most demanding conditions. The dryers deliver the lowest pressure drop and purge air loss at the highest possible efficiency – saving you time and money. From small spaces to environments with fluctuating ambient temperatures, SD dryers can perform in a wide variety of harsh and critical conditions. Two models are available to offer you the exact air treatment you require.

Technical specifications SD membrane dryers

Capacity FAD l/s 1.5 l/s – 55 l/s
Capacity FAD 5.4 m³/h – 198 m³/h
Working pressure 7 bar(e) – 13 bar(e)

Desiccant Air Dryer

AD, BD and CD desiccant air dryers remove moisture from compressed air in their own way to protect your equipment, products and processes. Highly energy-efficient, easy to use, 360-1600 l/s.

AD, CD and BD air dryers have different technologies

  • AD heated purge desiccant air dryer uses compressed air and heat
  • BD blower purge desiccant air dryers combining air from an external blower, heat and minimal compressed air
  • CD heatless desiccant air dryers only compressed air as a purge

Reduce your energy costsLarge diameter vessels and optimally sized pipes and valves minimize pressure drops. Its efficient control system makes sure your adsorption dryer is proper

Reduce your production downtimeExtend your equipment’s life and increase your product quality by avoiding contamination. Our dryers’ low pressure dew point of -40°C/-40°F prevents water from entering your products or processesly used

Easy installationDelivered ready for use, designed to avoid hidden installation costs. All components including silencers, sensors and control units are mounted on a solid base frame with integrated forklift slots

Desiccant dryers AD, BD, and CD provide you with the clean, dry air you need to extend the life of your equipment and ensure the quality of your end product.

Refrigerated Air Dryer

FX industrial refrigerant air dryers

FX industrial refrigerant air dryers help you avoid the operational costs and downtime caused by corrosion and damage from compressed air condensation

Solid performanceThe FX industrial refrigerant air dryers deliver a strong performance with a steady pressure dew point with digital display. No freezing of condensed moisture and no risk of moisture entering your compressed air system

Proven reliabilityWith quality components, a robust design and effective control systems, the FX air dryers offer proven reliability

Easy installationThe plug-and-play concept with a single electrical connection and self-regulating controls facilitates installation

Oil Injected rotary screw air compressor

GA oil-injected screw compressors bring industry-leading performance, flexible operation and high productivity, reduced energy costs at a minimal cost of ownership. A wide range of compressors enables you to find the air solution that perfectly matches your specific requirements. Built to perform in even the harshest environments, an Atlas Copco GA keeps your production running efficiently.

 

Oil-lubricated screw compressors GA (VSD⁺)

GA 90⁺ – 160 (VSD⁺)

GA & GA⁺ (5-500 kW)

GA VSD (37 -315 kW)

GA VSD⁺ (7-75 kW)

 

Easy installation

The compact, integrated design of GA 5-500 compressors includes internal piping, coolers, motor, lubrication and control system – all supplied as a ready-to-use package. Installation is fault-free and commissioning time is low. Simply plug and run

 

Reduced energy costs

Reduced lifecycle costs thanks to the use of a superior screw element and a high efficiency motor. VSD reduces energy costs by 35% on average

 

Technical specifications GA series

Capacity FAD l/s 8.4 l/s – 1,410 l/s
Working pressure 7.5 bar(e) – 13 bar(e)
Installed motor power 5 kW – 500 kW
Capacity FAD 30.2 m³/h – 5,076 m³/h

Oil Free Scroll Air Compressor

SF and SF+ oil-free scroll compressors deliver absolutely pure oil-free air with supreme energy efficiency. SF+ for advanced control

Extremely quiet operationWith sound levels as low as 53 dB(A), the SF and SF+ are the ideal choice for noise-sensitive working environments

Certified 100% oil-free air100% clean air , ISO 8573-1 CLASS 0 (2010). CLASS 0 means zero risk of contamination; zero risk of damaged or unsafe products; zero risk of losses from operational downtime; and zero risk of damaging your company’s reputation

Low maintenanceMoving parts have been reduced for a long operating life with minimal service interventions

Energy efficiencySF scroll compressors are equipped with IE3 premium efficiency motors as standard. Unloaded power consumption is eliminated thanks to the simple start/stop control

 

SF and SF+ oil-free scroll compressors provide pure, oil-free air for critical applications such as:
• R&D laboratories
• hospitals
• universities
• dentist offices
• food & beverage production environments

SF and SF+ technical specifications

Capacity FAD l/s 1.9 l/s – 40.8 l/s
Working pressure 8 bar(e) – 10 bar(e)
Installed motor power 1.5 kW – 22 kW
Capacity FAD m³/min 0.11 m³/min – 2.45 m³/min

LZ Oil Free Piston Air Compressor

Zero-compromise oil-free piston compressorPiston compressors have always presented a compelling offer: robust, low maintenance and energy efficient. However, this strong performance typically came with high noise levels and few control options. The Atlas Copco LZ eliminates this trade-off. As one of the most complete oil-free piston compressors on the market, the LZ meets all your compressed air needs and then some. The LZ oil-free piston compressors come with a full range with:

  • different power options: 7- 20 hp (15KW)
  • pressure levels: 4 – 10 bar

LZ Technical Specifications (50 Hz)

Capacity FAD l/s 11.1 l/s – 31 l/s
Capacity FAD 39.6 m³/h – 111.6 m³/h
Working pressure 2 bar(e) – 10 bar(e)
Installed motor power 5 kW – 15 kW
Capacity FAD m³/min 0.66 m³/min – 1.86 m³/min

 

PISTON AIR COMPRESSOR

The LB is the ideal booster for PET bottling and nitrogen applications in power plants or laser cutting. Its piston technology offers industry leading efficiency with remarkably low noise levels. The Elektronikon® Mk5 user interface ensures ease of use.

QuietSilent from the core: optimal balancing and useof special vibration dampers.
Available with silencing canopy for additionalnoise attenuation.

Optimal performanceInnovative oil lubrication system withoil ring and crankshaft channels ensures
better lubrication.No oil carryover with oil breathingsystem.

Supreme reliabilityBased on proven, reliable LT pistoncompressor design.Inlet and outlet safety valve protection.Steel valve plates with innovative zincbasedmicrosphate coating for additionalprotection.

LB technical specifications

Capacity FAD l/s 2 l/s – 40 l/s
Working pressure 40 bar(e) – 300 bar(e)
Installed motor power 5.5 kW – 18 kW
Capacity FAD 8.4 m³/h – 144 m³/h