February 2015 archive
Posted on Fri, 20 Feb 2015
Winter weather is generally cold and often at temperatures near or below freezing. A compressed air system with any of the components exposed to the cold temperatures will experience problems.
Beware of water in your system. Compressed air has moisture entrained in it and that turns to ice at lower temperatures. It is important to have receiver drains wrapped and insulated to facilitate drainage. It is also important to make sure all control lines and control components like pressure switches, etc. are drained and free of moisture. Ice in these lines and components will cause a malfunction of the unit
Exposed to the elements? A potential problem exists if the components are exposed to wind which could blow sleet, freezing rain, or snow onto the electrical components causing a malfunction. The bottom line is that compressed air system to operate trouble free and efficiency need special maintenance attention and protection from the elements in the winter.
Let an experienced AIM technician inspect your system and make recommendations before more cold weather hits you. Call us at 1-800-627-7378
Posted on Tue, 3 Feb 2015
One of AIM’s Certified AIRMaster’s, Kevin Conley, performed a compressed air audit that helped a manufacturing company reduce energy usage from their compressed air system by over 75%. Find out how.http://www.airbestpractices.com/…/tigg-corp-and-entergy-ark