Compressed air systems are useful in a wide array of industrial applications, but air quality plays a vital role in how well the system will perform. Here are three factors that can greatly impact air quality and reduce the efficiency of your air compressor.
Air compressors generate moisture in their natural operation. Once the hot air produced by the compressor begins to cool, it can result in a buildup of condensation. This moisture can cause significant damage to your air compressor system, rusting pipes and other components beyond repair. That’s why it’s so important to take measures to dry compressed air, such as through a refrigerated air dryer, before moisture has a chance to wreak havoc on your system.
Small particulates in the air can enter your system and make it function less efficiently. These particulates are usually found in the form of dust. While a miniscule amount of dust might not seem like a big deal, it can accumulate over time and cause unnecessary wear and tear that could eventually lead to a system shutdown. Keeping your air compressor and the area around it as dust-free as possible is crucial to ensuring not only clean air but also a reliable system.
A well-lubricated compressor will operate more smoothly, reducing the wear and tear on the unit. However, low-grade lubricants can have a negative impact on your system, causing it to operate less efficiently and degrading the compressed air with contaminants. For optimal performance, it’s essential to ensure your compressed air system is properly maintained with a high-quality lubricant.
With these tips, you can improve air quality and keep your business flowing with a dependable compressed air system. To learn more, contact NB Sales and Service of Bakersfield today.