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4 Things to Check If Your Industrial Compressor Refuses to Start
4 Things to Check If Your Industrial Compressor Refuses to Start
January 16, 2018

When it comes to your air system, you know that proper operation, regular maintenance and good care will ensure your system lasts a long time. Industrial air compressors are built to be robust, dependable and can be started as well as operated with ease. But events may occur that will cause your air compressor to stop working in the course of use.

Here are the 4 things to check if your industrial air compressor refuses to start:

 

  • See if it has an electric supply. In large industries, air compressors are connected using large wires and directly controlled using a main panel. They also have circuit breakers in order to protect the units from overloading. If your industrial air compressor does not start, you may want to check the circuit breaker to see whether it is switched on or not.
  • Check the on-site buttons. Due to the harsh environment that industrial air compressors are often employed to manage, buttons sometimes get stuck. If you are operating your equipment remotely, you may not notice this immediately. Check the buttons near the compressor and examine if they are either stuck or not working properly.
  • Check the pressure switches. The pressure switches determine the air compressor start and stop time depending on your set pressure levels. If the pressure switches do not function properly, they can give wrong signals to the air compressor and prevent it from starting. Have your maintenance team evaluate the pressure switches and test them to see if they are still operating.
  • Check the valves of the compressor. Closed valves may cause filled-up lines to signal your compressor that your air tanks are still full. As a safety measure for the compressor, the electronic operational system may not allow the unit to start. Be sure to open all the valves needed in the system prior to starting the compressor.  You may also ask the electrical department if repairs are needed for the compressor.

Have any questions about your air compressor? Get in touch with Air Energy, we are happy to help!

thanks for the info!
Posted by: Greg | February 7, 2018, 7:53 am
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