Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

Tips to Beat the Summer Heat

With summer rapidly approaching, it’s as important as ever to make sure your compressed air system is running optimally as the temperatures rise. Your compressed air system will experience additional moisture load on your air treatment equipment.

Downtime and maintenance issues can be costly, so here are a few tips to help your compressed air system run optimally as the temperatures increase:


  • Clean the air compressor’s coolers on air-cooled units.  Particularly dirty coolers could even require a power wash.  The oil cooler condition will have an impact on the discharge temperature and the aftercooler condition will affect your dryer operation.

  • Clean the condenser on your refrigerated air dryers.

  • Check/service your air and oil filters.  Clogged filters can lead to pressure drop, which can cause the air compressor to run at higher levels to accommodate demand.

  • Check/service your drains.  Moisture loads will increase in the summer and drains need to be operational and/or set correctly to manage the condensate flow.

  • Check/service your oil/water condensate separators.  Again, the increased condensate flow can tax this component.

  • Check the lubricant level on the air compressors.  Low oil levels can increase operating temperatures.


  • For air-cooled air compressors, be sure to divert the heated exhaust from the compressor room/area.  This can typically be achieved via either ductwork or a properly designed exhaust fan.

  • Ensure the cooling air intake flow is adequate to keep the air compressor running as cool as possible.  Discharge temperatures in excess of 200° F can reduce lubricant life.

  • For water-cooled air compressors, check your cooling system for proper operation.

If you need additional service or support, our compressed air experts look forward to meeting you to discuss your equipment and needs. Please call (262) 695-7000.

Visit Us @ Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference

Visit Us @ Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference

Stop by booth 229 at the Wisconsin Cheese Industry Conference to learn first-hand how we can provide the smart solution to your compressed air needs.

Zorn is the Midwest leader of custom, engineered compressed air and vacuum solutions.  Our compressed air experts work to understand your food process applications and provide you with a custom compressed air system to meet your needs. 

Our extensive line of products and services keep you running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Dependable equipment from trusted brands

  • Seamless, easy installation

  • Local, responsive techs

  • 24/7 emergency service

  • Parts & lubricants in stock

We look forward to seeing you in Madison to discuss your compressed air equipment and support needs. E

Visit Us @ PFMA

Visit Us @ PFMA

Are you attending the Plant Facilities Maintenance Association show?  Stop by our booth, 1620, to learn how our compressed air systems can:

  • Increase efficiency

  • Save money

  • Improve productivity

Zorn is the Midwest leader of custom, engineered compressed air and vacuum solutions.  We provide the best customer experience by understanding your applications and needs and offering an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction. 
Our comprehensive product and service solutions keep you running 24/7.

  • Reliable equipment

  • Trusted brands

  • Seamless, easy installation

  • Post-sales support

  • Local, 24/7 service

Our compressed air experts look forward to meeting you to discuss your equipment and support needs. 

Why You Need to Winterize Your Compressed Air System

As winter weather looms that can mean serious down time if your compressed air system isn’t ready.

Don’t let winter weather damage your compressed air system.  Now is the time to inspect and look at winterizing your air compressor system to ensure it will be good condition for the cold months ahead. 

Freezing and ambient temperatures can do a number on your compressed air system. Just a few days of cold weather can saddle you with:

  • Frozen internal and external condensate lines,

  • Condensation in electrical components,

  • Obstructed oil flow in the air compressor, and

  • Damage to refrigeration components in dryers.

Learn what you can do now to winterize your compressed air system for maximum performance and prevent winter weather down time.

Let's Discuss VFD Control

Let's Discuss VFD Control

The QSV rotary screw vacuum pump offers significant improvements in operating efficiency over other vacuum technologies.