Summer 2019 in New York has been hitting us with uncomfortable heat waves. You may be looking to take a vacation and have some fun in the sun, but your air compressor cannot. Your production line and compressor room will need to keep up with market demands.
Air compressors generate a large amount of heat on their own. If the ambient temperature is also high, then the machine will have a hard time adjusting the incoming air. The heat within your compressor room will surely affect the machines internal process, and can lead to overheating.
The summertime on the East Coast brings a dangerous mix of high humidity and temperatures. This creates the perfect storm that may result in shutdowns and the need for repairs. So, how do you beat the heat?
4 Tips to Prevent Air Compressor Overheating
- Properly vent your air compressor room
Be sure to not block or cramp your machine’s vents. When vents are placed directly facing a wall, there isn’t adequate space to ventilate. Your compressor room should allow for sufficient and free air flow. Taking the time to find the right placement for your air compressor can help its efficiently greatly.
- Change the oil regularly
High temperatures will wear out the oil quicker than cooler months. When the oil gets old and hardens, the compressor parts will be operating without sufficient lubrication. This will result in parts breaking and the machine overworking. Keeping your filters clean and using the right oil will also help with issues from the summer heat.
- Clean the air compressor filters
Before the start of the summer season, it is important to replace your air compressor air and oil filters. This will ensure they are ready for the task ahead. We recommend checking filters regularly. With cleaner filters, your compressed ai system will have an easier time functioning.
- Check the compressor coolers
Cooling fans are an integral part of stopping the machine from overheating. Therefore, they should be checked regularly for dust or other residue. This is one of the most important things you can do during the warmer months, as the coolers and heat exchangers will be working overtime.
Choosing the Right Atlas Copco Air Compressor
Ultimately, the quality of the air compressor itself will play a major part in limiting breakdowns and overheating. While it is important to clean and maintain your air compressor, choosing the right air compressor will put you ahead of the curve.
GA 90+-160 and GA 110-160 VSD Air Compressors
If you are in a location that experiences harsh environmental conditions, then the Atlas Copco GA 160 VSD is the right choice.
The GA has a heavy duty air intake filter, highly efficient cooling module, and an integrated refrigerant dryer. These will help increase savings, reduce floor space requirements, and protect the air compressor from the elements.
More importantly, these models have maximum reliability in high humidity and temperatures. They can operate at ambient temperatures up to 55°C/131°F.
Metal plants use compressed air for instrumentation, plant air, and pneumatic conveying. They are in need of an efficient solution to reduce their operating costs. Thanks to their innovative features, the Atlas Copco GA air compressors meet this demand.
Compressed air is vital for the mining industry. Some applications include dust bag filtration, service air, ventilation air, and pneumatic tools. The reliability of the Atlas Copco GA air compressors will accomplish the job, even in the harshest conditions.
Power plants run round-the-clock to supply vital energy. A continuous supply of compressed air is absolutely critical for trouble-free operation. GA compressors provide a reliable source of compressed air.
Many industrial companies use compressed air in their daily operations. Applications include pneumatic tools for cutting, drilling, hammering and grinding; pneumatic actuators and valves; ventilation systems; packing and palleting machinery and conveyor systems.