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Importance of Air Compressor Preventative Maintenance

Did you know that proper preventative maintenance for air compressors can help to identify potential problems and can also help to extend their life expectancies? If you want a more thorough explanation, check out this article!

  1. Have More Control over Your Maintenance Schedule
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If you are a business owner or manager, would you want to feel out of control of your operations? The answer is obvious. However, still, it seems like many people settle for unpredictable repairs compared to proactive planning. And, don’t we all know that unexpected repairs can often lead to further complications such as unplanned downtime and increased expenditures. However, one main advantage of preventative maintenance is that it allows you to have more control over your air compressor’s maintenance schedule and more control means a more predictable plan and budget.

It is recommended to have your air compressor serviced by the professionals at Promptair & Electrical Pty Ltd, at least once every twelve months. Now, this doesn’t mean that you will never run into any unexpected repairs (or replacements) but trust me, these will become increasingly very rare instances.

The preventative maintenance measures include:

  • Cleaning and maintenance of air filters.
  • Inspection of belts, bolts, hoses, as well as the safety relief valve.
  • A proper check of the engine or service pump.
  1. Decrease Equipment Downtime
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All business owners understand the importance of time and money and know that they cannot always afford to manage a slowdown, much less a breakdown. As air compressors represent prominent pieces of equipment in an organization, the company’s operations can come to a sudden halt if these compressors fail. And what if you have several of these air compressors? Well, even then, one of them breaking down can lead to a swift slowdown in your business operations.

Many tend to think: “even if I plan maintenance, it still means some downtime, so what’s the use?” The truth is not all downtimes are equal and the most costly type is the unplanned one.

Usually, when it concerns unplanned downtimes, your overhead costs will more likely to add up (of course without adding any value), which can result in a sharp downturn in your bottom line. Even though the financial cost of an unexpected downtime can be different for each company, it is noted that it can cost approximately hundreds of thousands of dollars for a manufacturing enterprise.

However, this problem can be avoided with preventative maintenance measures as they can take less time compared to a major repair or complete equipment replacement. Besides, such maintenance tasks can be arranged at a convenient time so as they don’t interfere with the company production schedule.

  1. Increase the Life Expectancy of Assets
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A routine maintenance of your car means helping it to stay longer on the road. Similarly, one of the most significant benefits of preventive maintenance is that you can get more mileage out of your air compressor.

It is undeniably true that all air compressors will age and will eventually need replacing. However, isn’t it better if you can extend the life of your air compressor and get as much out of it as possible before replacing it?

Therefore, remember that when the air filters are being changed and minor problems are fixed, your system will run smoothly for a longer period of time.

  1. Reduce Unexpected Costs
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All responsible business owners should always consider the financial implications of their decisions and when it comes to the preventative maintenance of air compressors, it can help you to avoid many costs such as:

  • Replacement costs: With preventive maintenance, you will get more life out of your equipment, hence delaying the replacement of your compressor.
  • Costly service bills: Costs for major problems that have spiralled out of control will be more expensive than routine maintenance charges.
  • High energy costs: It is evident that systems that are not properly maintained will run inefficiently and lead to increased energy bills.

If you are ready to schedule some professional maintenance, contact Promptair & Electrical Pty Ltd.


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