November 13, 2018
Why You Need to Winterize Your Compressed Air System
As cold temperatures and winter weather looms that can mean serious down time if your compressed air system isn’t ready. During the winter months when the temperature drops, it is important to check your equipment for any damage, and to drain the valves and lines to protect your equipment for the next season.
Don’t let winter weather damage your compressed air system. Now is the time to inspect and look at winterizing your industrial 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 and dew point issues, including ice formation.
- Condensation in electrical components.
- Condensation and ice formation in the receiver tanks.
- Obstructed oil flow in the air compressor, leading to thickened oil that loses its lubricating abilities, causing damage to your air compressor components.
- Damage to refrigeration components in dryers.
And more. Learn what you can do now to winterize your system for maximum performance and prevent winter weather down time, ensuring energy-efficient equipment when the temps heat up.
5 quick checklist items for winterizing your air compressor system:
- Check the condition of your compressor room.
- Check any condensate drain lines that run outside of your building for wear and tear, weather stripping, or other damage.
- Check any air lines to your equipment that run outside for wear and tear, weather stripping, or other damage.
- Recover that heat.
For more winterization tips, equipment, and process resources, check out our resource center. To work with air compressor experts, contact us.
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- PVC & Thermoplastic Piping Dangers
- Compressed Air Piping
- The Effects of Summer Heat
- Sizing Your Air-Dryer