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  • Ingersoll-Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressors

    Compressor World offers the best selection for industrial Ingersoll-Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressors.  Ingersoll-Rand (IR) offers Total Air Systems (TAS) that incorporate the air tank, refrigerated air dryer, air filtration and tank auto drain.

    IR also goes the extra mile and includes the air cooled after cooler.  The air cooled after cooler (looks like a radiator) is the exchanger that cools the air before entering the air tank or dryer.  The cooler/radiator/exchanger removes 70% of the moisture, which allows the refrigerated air dryer to work more efficiently.

    Here are a few popular models for the industrial manufacturing, granite and/or automotive shops;

    Model Voltage Horsepower Capacity Tank Size
    UP6-5-125 TAS (1) 230 Volt, 1-Phase 5 18.5 CFM 80 Gallons
    UP6-5-125 TAS 3-Phase 5 18.5 CFM 80 Gallons
    UP6-7.5-125 TAS (1) 230 Volt, 1-Phase 7.5 28 CFM 80 Gallons
    UP6-7.5-125 TAS 3-Phase 7.5 28 CFM 80 Gallons
    UP6-10-125 TAS 3-Phase 10 38 CFM 80 Gallons
    UP6-15-125 TAS 3-Phase 15 55 CFM 80 Gallons

    *120 Gallon Tanks are available

    QUICK SHIPMENTS
    Call Compressor World's staff to see what they have in stock for quicker shipments; 866.778.6572 or email info@compressorworld.com

    Ingersoll-Rand Shipments
    If not in stock at Compressor World, the normal shipping time for any Ingersoll-Rand product is 1-2 weeks from the factory.

    If you're not sure you want a total air system from Ingersoll-Rand, click on the following link and it will take you to all of the Ingersoll-Rand Rotary Screw Air Compressors.

     

  • Buying Atlas Copco Rotary Screw Air Compressors

    Atlas Copco offers a very large offering of rotary screw air compressors.   They specialize in a variety of configurations; base mounted, tank mounted, total air systems and variable speed drive/energy efficient compressors.  Here is a brief description of each series;

    G-SERIES Air Compressor
    The G & GX are Atlas Copco Rotary Screw Air Compressors are a quiet alternative to piston compressors.  Their rotary screw technology, reduces vibration, the sound enclosure helps with low sound levels as well as the oil circulation system allows the compressor to run at 100% duty cycle (if needed).  The G Series will also shutdown if they don't see any demand, saving energy.

    GA-SERIES Air Compressor
    The GA-Series is a direct drive rotary screw air compressor, known in the industry as Atlas Copco's Premium Air Compressor.   Ranging from 7.5 hp to 700 Horsepower and stocked in Charlotte, North Carolina for fast shipments.

    GA-VFD Series Air Compressor
    If you want a true energy saving air compressor, install a variable speed drive compressor.  Atlas Copco’s VSD+ technology closely matches the customers demand to the output of the compressor.  Check with your local utility service provider, rebates are available.

    Compressor World receives a inventory report every morning on all of Atlas Copco Rotary Screw Air Compressors and you can find pricing on each one when you follow the link.

    G   7-125 AP TRI-V/60 FMG   7-125 AP TRI-V/60 TM 71G

    Product Nr Description
    8153290922  Atlas Copco 10 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 208-230V 460V 3-Phase | G7-125 AP 8153290922
    8153290823 G   7-125 AP TRI-V/60 TM 120G
    8153292845  Atlas Copco 10 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 71 Gallon Tank 208-230V 460V 3-Phase | G7-125 AP 8153292845
    8153290831 Atlas Copco 10 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 120 Gallon Tank & Air Dryer 3-Phase | G7-125 FF
    8153292928 Atlas Copco 10 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 71 Gallon Tank & Air Dryer 3-Phase | G7-125 FF
    8153292852 G   7-150 AP TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153290849 G   7-150 FF TRI-V/60 TM 120G
    8153292936 G   7-150 FF TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153290963 Atlas Copco 15 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 208-230V 460V 3-Phase | G11-125 AP
    8153290856 G 11-125 AP TRI-V/60 TM 120G
    8153292886 G 11-125 AP TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153291045 G 11-125 FF TRI-V/60 FM
    8153290864 G 11-125 FF TRI-V/60 TM 120G
    8153292969 Atlas Copco 15 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 71 Gallon Tank & Air Dryer 3-Phase | G11-125 FF
    8153292894 G 11-150 AP TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153290872 G 11-150 FF TRI-V/60 TM 120G
    8153292977 G 11-150 FF TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153292902 G 11-175 AP TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153290880 G 15-125 AP TRI-V/60 TM 120G
    8153293009 G 15-125 AP TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153290898 Atlas Copco 20 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 120 Gallon Tank & Air Dryer 3-Phase | G15-125 FF
    8153293041 Atlas Copco 20 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 71 Gallon Tank & Air Dryer 3-Phase | G15-125 FF
    8153293017 G 15-150 AP TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153290906 G 15-150 FF TRI-V/60 TM 120G
    8153293058 G 15-150 FF TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153293025 G 15-175 AP TRI-V/60 TM 71G
    8153002814 GA   5-125 AP TRIV VOLT MK5
    8153005692 GA   5-125T AFF TRIV MK5
    8153003770 GA   5-125T AP TRIV MK5
    8153004778 GA   7-125 AFF TRIV MK5
    8153002855 GA   7-125 AP TRIV VOLT MK5
    8153005734 GA   7-125T AFF TRIV MK5
    8153003812 GA   7-125T AP TRIV MK5
    8153038131 GA   7VSD+-175 AP 200V 60HZ
    8153038198 GA   7VSD+-175 AP 230V 60HZ
    8153038255 GA   7VSD+-175 AP 460V 60HZ
    8153038149 GA   7VSD+-175 FF 200V 60hz
    8153038206 GA   7VSD+-175 FF 230V 60hz
    8153038263 GA   7VSD+-175 FF 460V 60hz
    8153004810 GA 11-125 AFF TRIV STD MK5
    8152703693 GA 11-125 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153002897 GA 11-125 AP TRIV STD MK5
    8152706571 GA 11-125 FF TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153005775 GA 11-125T AFF TRIV STD MK5
    8153003853 GA 11-125T AP TRIV STD MK5
    8153002905 GA 11-150 AP TRIV STD MK5
    8153005783 GA 11-150T AFF TRIV STD MK5
    8153038156 GA 11VSD+-175 AP 200V 60HZ
    8153038214 GA 11VSD+-175 AP 230V 60HZ
    8153038271 GA 11VSD+-175 AP 460V 60HZ
    8153038164 GA 11VSD+-175 FF 200V 60HZ
    8153038222 GA 11VSD+-175 FF 230V 60HZ
    8153038289 GA 11VSD+-175 FF 460V 60HZ
    8153178242 GA 15-125   AFF TRIV API
    8153176246 GA 15-125   AP TRIV API
    8153178291 GA 15-125 AFF 208-230/460
    8153176295 GA 15-125 AP 208-230/460
    8152703735 GA 15-125 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8152706613 GA 15-125 FF TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153179240 GA 15-125T AFF TRIV API
    8153177293 GA 15-125T AP 208-230/460
    8153178309 GA 15-150 AFF 208-230/460
    8153179307 GA 15-150T AFF 208-230/460
    8153177301 GA 15-150T AP 208-230/460
    8152703750 GA 15-175 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153179315 GA 15-175T AFF 208-230/460
    8153038172 GA 15VSD+-175 AP 200V 60HZ
    8153038230 GA 15VSD+-175 AP 230V 60HZ
    8153038297 GA 15VSD+-175 AP 460V 60HZ
    8153038180 GA 15VSD+-175 FF 200V 60HZ
    8153038248 GA 15VSD+-175 FF 230V 60HZ
    8153038305 GA 15VSD+-175 FF 460V 60HZ
    8152712066 GA 15VSD-C80-175 FF 230V
    8152703768 GA 18-100 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153178259 GA 18-125   AFF TRIV API
    8153176253 GA 18-125   AP TRIV API
    8153176337 GA 18-125 AP 208-230/460
    8152703776 GA 18-125 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8152706654 GA 18-125 FF TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153179257 GA 18-125T AFF TRIV API
    8153177251 GA 18-125T AP   TRIV API
    8153177335 GA 18-125T AP 208-230/460
    8153179349 GA 18-150T AFF 208-230/460
    8153179356 GA 18-175T AFF 208-230/460
    8153170843 GA 18VSD+-175 AP 200V 60HZ
    8153170926 GA 18VSD+-175 AP 230V 60HZ
    8153171007 GA 18VSD+-175 AP 460V 60HZ
    8153170850 GA 18VSD+-175 FF 200V 60HZ
    8153170934 GA 18VSD+-175 FF 230V 60HZ
    8153171015 GA 18VSD+-175 FF 460V 60HZ
    8152712074 GA 18VSD-175 FF 230V
    8153178267 GA 22-125   AFF TRIV API
    8153176261 GA 22-125   AP TRIV API
    8153178374 GA 22-125 AFF 208-230/460
    8153176378 GA 22-125 AP 208-230/460
    8152703818 GA 22-125 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8152706696 GA 22-125 FF TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153179265 GA 22-125T AFF TRIV API
    8153177269 GA 22-125T AP   TRIV API
    8153176386 GA 22-150 AP 208-230/460
    8152703826 GA 22-150 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153179380 GA 22-150T AFF 208-230/460
    8152703834 GA 22-175 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153171023 GA 22VSD+-175 AP 460V 60HZ
    8153170876 GA 22VSD+-175 FF 200V 60HZ
    8153171031 GA 22VSD+-175 FF 460V 60HZ
    8152712082 GA 22VSD-175 FF 230V
    8153176279 GA 26-125   AP TRIV API
    8153178416 GA 26-125 AFF 208-230/460
    8153176410 GA 26-125 AP 208-230/460
    8152703859 GA 26-125 AP TRIV PLUS MK5
    8152706738 GA 26-125 FF TRIV PLUS MK5
    8153179414 GA 26-125T AFF 208-230/460
    8153179273 GA 26-125T AFF TRIV API
    8153170967 GA 26VSD+-175 AP 230V 60HZ
    8153171049 GA 26VSD+-175 AP 460V 60HZ
    8153170892 GA 26VSD+175 FF 200V 60HZ
    8153171056 GA 26VSD+175 FF 460V 60HZ
    8152712090 GA 26VSD-175 FF 230V
    8153619179 GA 30+-125 AFF 230V MK5 GRAP
    8153574614 GA 30+-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAP
    8153619294 GA 30+-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAP
    8153618338 GA 30+-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPH
    8153618353 GA 30+-175 AP 460V MK5 GRAPH
    8152708726 GA 30-125 AP TRIV STD MK5
    8152706779 GA 30-125 FF TRIV MK5
    8152708734 GA 30-125 FF TRIV STD MK5
    8152703909 GA 30-150 AP TRIV MK5
    8152703917 GA 30-175 AP TRIV MK5
    8153171064 GA 30VSD+175 AP 460V 60HZ
    8153170918 GA 30VSD+-175 FF 200V 60HZ
    8153170991 GA 30VSD+-175 FF 230V 60HZ
    API831159 GA 30VSD+-175 FF 460V 60HZ
    8153171072 GA 30VSD+-175 FF 460V 60HZ
    8152712108 GA 30VSD-175 FF 230V
    8153574739 GA 37+-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAPH
    8153570737 GA 37+-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPH
    8153188381 GA 37+VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153188308 GA 37+VSD-175 AP 230V MK5 GRA
    8153188316 GA 37+VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8153635217 GA 37-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAPHI
    8153635209 GA 37-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPHIC
    8153172104 GA 37VSD+-175 AP 460V 60HZ
    8153172070 GA 37VSD+-175 FF 200V 60HZ
    8153172112 GA 37VSD+-175 FF 460V 60HZ
    8153599645 GA 37VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153599603 GA 37VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8153574770 GA 45+-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAP
    8153570778 GA 45+-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPHI
    8153187854 GA 45+VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153187821 GA 45+VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8153635233 GA 45-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAPHI
    8153635225 GA 45-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPHIC
    8153599652 GA 45VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153599611 GA 45VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8153594216 GA 55+-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAP
    8153590412 GA 55+-125 AP   460V MK5 GRAPH
    8153187862 GA 55+VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153187839 GA 55+VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8153580124 GA 55-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAPHI
    8153580082 GA 55-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPHIC
    8153601094 GA 55VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153601086 GA 55VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8153590446 GA 75+-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPH
    8153187870 GA 75+VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153187847 GA 75+VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8153580132 GA 75-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAPHI
    8153580090 GA 75-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPHIC
    8153601136 GA 75VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153601128 GA 75VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8153594281 GA 90-125 AFF 460V MK5 GRAPH
    8153590487 GA 90-125 AP 460V MK5 GRAPHI
    8153601177 GA 90VSD-175 AFF 460V MK5 GR
    8153601169 GA 90VSD-175 AP 460V MK5 GRA
    8152008689 GAR 37 A 360 NRE 460VAC 60HZ
    8152009810 GAR 37 RAILSERVE -40
    8152007277 GAR 37-A 360   NRE
    8152007947 GAR 37-A 360 NS GE DASH 8/9
    8152101252 GX   2-150T AFF 208/230/460TRI
    8152101302 GX   2-150T AFF 230V/1/60HZ
    8152101229 GX   2-150T AP 208/230/460 TRI
    8152101856 GX   4-150B AP 208/230/460 TRI
    8152101260 GX   4-150T AFF 23-/230/460TRI
    8152101310 GX   4-150T AFF 230V/1/60HZ
    8152101237 GX   4-150T AP 208/230/460 TRI
    8152101294 GX   4-150T AP 230V/1/60HZ
    8152101864 GX   5-150B AP 208/230/460 TRI
    8152102375 GX   5-150B AP230V/1/60HZ
    8152101278 GX   5-150T AFF 208/230/460TRI
    8152101799 GX   5-150T AFF 230V/1/60HZ
    8152101245 GX   5-150T AP 208/230/460 TRI
    8152101781 Atlas Copco 7.5 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 53 Gallon Air Tank 230V 1-Phase | GX5-150T AP
    8152741651 GX   7-125T AP TRIV
    8152102748 GX   7EP-150 AP TRIV STD FM
    8152102730 Atlas Copco 10 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 208-230/460V 3-Phase | GX7EP-150T AFF
    8152102722 Atlas Copco 10 HP Rotary Screw Air Compressor 208-230/460V 3-Phase GX7EP-150T AP
  • What to do with your old air compressor?

    I know what your thinking, you just purchased a new compressor and your asking yourself;
    "what am I going to do with this old air compressor?"  No worries, you have a few great options;

    1. If your old air compressor still has some life and you have room, keep it as a back up compressor.  Back up air compressors are UNDER RATED.  If your new compressor sneezes; the back up compressor is there to keep your plant running.   If your new compressor is due for service; the back up compressor is there to keep your plant running.  Calculate how much your plant generates per hour and calculate 8 hours of down time, it's worth having back up.  If you do hook up the old air compressor as a back up machine, stagger the pressure switches so the old compressor is set 5-10 psi lower than the load set point on the new compressor.
    2. If you purchased or have a reliable back up compressor then sell the old compressor on any social or online auctions like craigslist for local listings or ebay for online auctions.  A good rule of thumb would be $100 per 1 hp for good condition or $125 per 1 hp for great condition.  If it's a well known brand and in great-excellent condition, then you may be closer to $150-$200 per hp.  In any sale, it's always recommended to take quality photos.   And try to clean up the old compressor as the cleaner it looks, the more you'll sell it for.
    3. If your old air compressor has been decommissioned then its best to cut a large whole or cut the tank in half with a torch or cutting tool.  This can eliminate any liability if someone else takes the old compressor tank from your property.  We don't recommend it but we have heard some people cutting the old tanks into bbq pits                                                          (I hope they used food grade oil :)
    4. Salvage the old compressor for scrap.  Many clients will separate the metals for better scrap value; steel, copper (electric motor), cast (pump), etc.

    Feel free to contact anyone at the Compressor World office to discuss your old air compressor application.  Compressor World specializes in selling air compressors, air dryers and tanks to any and all fabrication, manufacturing, university, medical, automotive and granite fabrication shops

  • Finding the Best 15 HP Air Compressor for your Application

    The biggest seller for many small businesses is the 15 hp air compressor.  All styles; 15 hp piston or two stage, 15 hp rotary screw or 15 hp rotary vane compressors, working in a variety of industries; small granite fabrication shops, manufacturing, medical/lab or automotive/body shops.   The 15 hp air compressor offers a range of air flow as low as 45 CFM to 80 CFM.

    Popular Brands; we have listed some of the most popular 15 hp air compressor models and configurations.  There are so many different set-ups that we have broken up by base mounted (standard), tank mounted and then total air systems;

    ROTARY SCREW AIR COMPRESSORS;
    - Base Mounted 15 hp air compressors
    - Base Mounted with Air Dryer 15 hp air compressors
    - Tank Mounted 15 hp air compressors
    - Total Air Systems 15 hp air compressors
    - Variable Speed Drive 15 hp air compressors

    TWO STAGE - PISTON AIR COMPRESSORS;
    - Base Mounted 15 hp air compressors
    - Tank Mounted 15 hp air compressors
    - Bare Pumps 15 hp air compressors

    OILLESS 15 HP AIR COMPRESSORS
    - Base Mounted 15 hp air compressors
    - Enclosed Units 15 hp air compressors
    - Tank Mounted 15 hp air compressors
    - Bare Pumps 15 hp air compressors

    Viewing the best 15 HP Air Compressor by Brand
    Atlas Copco -->  GA11 125 AFF
    Chicago Pneumatic --> QRS 15 HPD
    ELGI Compressor --> EN11-125-120T-G
    Ingersoll-Rand --> UP6-15-125 TAS & R11i-TAS
    KORE Compressor --> E15
    Quincy Compressor -->  QGS 15 HPD

     

    The 15 hp air compressor has a 1 year bumper to bumper warranty,  which covers the parts and labor.  You will also receive a factory start up when buying rotary screw air compressors larger than 25 hp.  This allows the buyer to meet their local service center as well as receive start-up and training.

    If you're looking for the best 15 HP compressor, search online within our site Compressor World, which we offer some of the best compressors on the market.

    When doing research on buying the best 15 hp air compressor, make sure you review the client reviews.  Stay away from factory reviews on 15 hp air compressors as they are just promoting the product.  Look for authentic client reviews, hopefully showing pictures of their 15 hp air compressor in operation.

    When you are searching for your 15 hp compressor, remember to ask about the controls. "How does the control system work?" Especially when you are buying a used 15 hp compressor. The older compressors had modulation controls and were very inefficient. For example, at 50% of full load the motor was operating at 89% bhp. Newer machines run with load/no load controls with timed shutdown. Ask one of our compressed air experts to see which compressor would work best air compressor for your application; 866.778.6572.

  • Air Compressor Pump Safety Valves

    Today we had a client call us about his air compressor pump not working properly and only holding 60 psi to his plant.   It's easy to sell someone a new compressor but to find the right machine for their application, our staff asked for a picture of their current system.  From this picture we can evaluate and find a solution.

    When we received the picture, we found a piece of a granite countertop holding down their safety valve on the second stage.

    This is a big SAFETY NO, NO!   The safety valve is their for a reason...

    If the safety valve "pops" it is best to;

    - Replace the Safety Valve
    - Inspect/replace the Check Valve
    - Inspect/replace the Compressor 1st and 2nd Stage Valves

    It is NOT recommended to remove the safety valve or hold it down with any item!

    If the compressor pump has discoloration on the discharge pipe, this could be a result of the compressor pump reaching it's upper end of it's duty cycle and maybe it's time to replace it with a new, larger compressor pump (increase the hp size) or with a new rotary screw air compressor.  Rotary screw air compressors can operate at 100% duty vs a piston pump is rated at 60%.  Piston pumps require a "time out" to cool the oil in between cycles.

    If the compressor items are in good condition and the compressor pump is beyond repair, replace the compressor pump only and retrofit a new style on the air tank.  This is a inexpensive solution vs. buying a new air compressor system.

    Tips for Keeping a Compressor Pump Running;
    - Size the pump correctly
    - Change the compressor oil frequently.  Piston oil is inexpensive, change the oil every 4-6 weeks
    - Keep the Inlet filters clean and replace accordingly.  Pipe the intake filters outside if the compressor pump is near an outside wall.  Make sure you have outdoor filter assemblies to protect the filter element
    - Drain the tank weekly or install a tank drain
    - Keep the compressor pump clean

    Remember, your air compressor is the lifeline for your business.  Spending short money on maintenance can eliminate compressor downtime and keep your business in operation.

     

  • Best 25 HP Air Compressors

    Some of the best 25 hp air compressors are installed in granite fabrication shops, automotive service and body shops, manufacturing plants and at universities around the World.  When you install a 25 hp air compressor (piston or rotary screw), you generally have demands that fall between 60 and 100 CFM, any demand under 60 cfm should install a 20 hp piston or rotary screw air compressor.

    Compressor World offers a variety of different compressor manufactures that make 25 hp air compressors.  The most popular brands we offer are;

    You will also find 25 hp air compressors in a few different configurations;
    - Base Mounted 25 hp air compressors
    - Tank Mounted 25 hp air compressors
    - Total Air Systems 25 hp air compressors
    - Variable Speed Drive 25 hp air compressors

    Every 25 hp air compressor Compressor World sells offers a bumper to bumper warranty, 1 year parts and labor.  You will also receive a factory start up when buying rotary screw compressors larger than 20 hp from Compressor World.  This allows the buyer to meet their local service center as well as receive start-up and training.  To confirm, Compressor World offers air compressor brands that make some of the best 25 hp air compressors, followed by great aftermarket service.

    If you're looking for the best 25 HP compressor, search online within our site; best 25 HP rotary screw or two stage air compressors.

    When doing research on buying the best 25 hp air compressor, make sure you review the client reviews.  Stay away from factory reviews on 25 hp air compressors as they are just promoting the product.  Look for authentic client reviews, hopefully showing pictures of their 25 hp air compressor in operation.

    When you are searching for your 25 hp compressor, remember to ask about the controls. "How does the control system work?" Especially when you are buying a used 25 hp compressor. The older compressors had modulation controls and were very inefficient. For example, at 50% of full load the motor was operating at 89% bhp. Newer machines run with load/no load controls with timed shutdown. Ask one of our compressed air experts to see which compressor would work best air compressor for your application; 866.778.6572.

  • Air Compressor Service & Back Up Air Compressors

    What to expect when you are having service performed on your Air Compressor

    It’s that time again, time to perform your scheduled preventative maintenance service, “PM”, on your air compressor system.  What will that mean for your business?  Will there be time where you will be out of air?  How long will it last?  When can we start production again?  These are the common questions when scheduling service. 

    During a PM, there are many variables that determine the time of “down time” in the air production, as well as ways you can minimize this down time and eliminate it all together.

    • A “typical” PM on an Air Compressor (Rotary Screw, Piston, Oilless Scroll) if under 50 Horsepower, will range from 2-6 hours on site.
      • This includes Air filter, oil filter, separator, belt change and complete oil change (if applicable to the system).
      • A full inspection of the equipment, checking of the electrical connections and tightening as needed, cleaning out any dryer cooler & condensers and drains checked for blockage.
      • Any inline filtration elements are changed as well as oil/water separator elements
      • System as a whole is checked and any issues identified during the visit are documented and brought to the person in charge’s attention and addressed for quote for repair or noted for observation.
    • Units over 50 Horsepower or systems where there are multiple units can range from 4+ hours to multiple visits on site.  It will all depend if you are having a minor or major service on your compressor.
    • Down Time can range from 30 minutes to multiple hours depending on the system.  Having a reliable backup air compressor to take over during a PM helps eliminate down time all together.

    Is Having Backup Air Compressors Worth it?

    Quick Answer… YES… having a backup compressor is one of the best decisions to make if your business depends on air.  Whether you are a large production plant, with dozens of machines working or you work out of your home garage, your need for having a constant flow of air is vital to your business and keeping production going.

    • Backup compressors eliminate having down time with your air. 
    • Multiple machines in tandem will evenly disburse the working hours
      • Creating an environment where wear and tear will be minimized
      • PM expenses will be minimal and routine
    • Scheduled PM services for both compressors can be worked on at the same visit. 
      • No down time, and no lag in air

    Backup compressors are also essential in production as if the compressor goes down and is not usable, you are still with air and won’t lose production time.

    Without a backup unit, and your compressor goes down, so does your production… which means lost revenue.   

    So do not sell your back up compressor on craigslist or eBay… keep it for back up!

    Feel free to contact anyone at Compressor World with any questions or concerns.  866.778.6572 or info@compressorworld.com

  • Air Compressor Maintenance

    Performing regular scheduled service on your compressor system is a vital key to your compressors longevity, performance level and “uptime” with your production. Regular maintenance will ensure clean, dry air and like your car, your air compressors need to be serviced regularly. 

    Regular service helps to ensure your machine and all in line equipment are running at maximum efficiency.  Your business is important, if your air compressor shuts down, so does your business.   Regular service will also help to identify and head off any potential issues before they cause longterm damage to your air compressor. 

    Each compressor type i.e.; Rotary Screw, Piston, Oilless Scroll has a unique service schedule, and each manufacturer has a specific schedule and maintenance kit they recommend to do proper service. Here are a few generic standards for service, you should follow your recommended service schedule outline in your compressor manual.

    Rotary Screw Air Compressor Schedule

    Quarterly:

    • Replace Oil Filter element
    • Oil top off
    • Inspect and Tighten Electrical Connections
    • Inspect the Air Filter Element
    • Sample Lubricant
    • Inspect the after cooler

    Annually

    • Replace Oil filter, Air filter & Separator elements
    • Complete Oil change
    • Check Belts – Tighten as needed or replace from wear
    • Inspect and Tighten Electrical Connections
    • Clean the after cooler from debris and dust

    Piston (Two-Stage) Compressors

    Quarterly:

    • Inspect and Tighten Electrical Connections
    • Change Air Filter Element
    • Change Lubricant
    • Tighten and Inspect Belts

    Oilless Scroll Compressors

    Quarterly:

    • Inspect Air filter elements
    • Grease Motor
    • Check Belts – Tighten as needed or replace from wear
    • Replace Tip Seals (Every 7-10,000 hours)

    *MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE TO MAINTAIN THE WARRANTY. 

    Air Compressors are only one piece of the air system.  Other pieces of equipment in line also need regular maintenance.

    Air Dryers

    • Desiccant Air Dryers
      • Inspect and replace the desiccant when needed.  It is recommended to replace the desiccant every 3 to 5 years
    • Refrigerated Air Dryers (High-Temperature, Cycling)
      • Blow out the exchanger, inspect the drain and check the ambient and inlet air temperature to ensure the dryer is working properly
    • Membrane Air Dryers
      • Inspect and check the dew point.  Change the membrane every 3 to 5 years

    In-Line Filtration

    • Coalescing, Fine Coalescing, Particulate & Active Carbon Filters
      • Replace the element annually
    • Pre & Post Filtration
      • Replace the element annually

    Oil/Water Separators

    • Annual replacement of the internal media is recommended

    Air Tanks

    • Condensation can build up inside the tank, daily drainage should be performed either by a manual tank drain, or continuous with an automatic tank drain.
  • Air Compressor Parts Aftermarket vs. OEM

    Every air compressor manufacturer offers a warranty on their product.  To maintain the warranty, you must follow the manufacturers maintenance schedule.  Which means using all OEM parts, sampling the compressor lubricant during the warranty period.   Should a problem arise during the warranty period, make sure you have all of your records; ie., receipts, oil sampling results and maintenance logs.  Your factory service center will need this information to submit a claim.  It is recommended to read the operation and maintenance manual and create a maintenance log for your equipment.   

    Again, to maintain warranty you should follow these guidelines:

    • Use machine as factory intended
    • Register your machine online with the factory (For example, here is the link to Quincy Compressors online registration)
    • Follow the factory recommended maintenance schedule
    • Have service performed by a factory recommended service company (not required but recommended)
    • Use OEM parts & lubricant
    • Perform Oil Sampling
    • Keep records of all service visits

    Once you have surpassed the warranty period, using OEM parts and lubricants is not mandatory.  Aftermarket parts are available and can save your and your company substantial amounts of money.   In some cases 200-300%.

    Not all parts will have an aftermarket version.  The most common parts are the regular maintenance parts.  Air filter, oil filter, separator elements, in-line filtration elements, hoses, fuses, belts and other “consumables” most likely have an aftermarket cross-over.  The more “internal” parts may not.  Items such as motor components, air end parts, temperature probes, sensors and control panels most likely will need original OEM parts replacement through the factory.

    Switching to aftermarket parts is a safe change.  Many customers are cautious to switch over but there are many reputable companies that manufacture durable and long lasting aftermarket parts.  Your local compressor service company will most likely have several companies they work with regularly and use their aftermarket parts to perform service.  Customer beware, if you outsource the service to your air compressor, check to see what they are using.  Service companies have been known bill for OEM parts and install aftermarket parts.  A good way to check would be to ask for pricing on both OEM and aftermarket, control your service center before they control you.   

    Regarding aftermarket parts, there are many benefits:

    • Maintenance costs (regular scheduled service visits) are reduced
    • Parts are more readily available
    • Aftermarket parts are direct replacements.

    Compressor World recommends using aftermarket parts after the warranty period.  Use the savings and buy a new air dryer, additional air storage tank or put it aside for a new energy efficient variable speed compressor :)

    Have a question?   Feel free to contact any of our sales experts at Compressor World @ 866.778.6572 or email info@compressorworld.com

  • Air Compressor Guarantee

    Compressor World - 3/2017

    The Compressor World "Air Compressor Guarantee" Overview

    Every product Compressor World sells offers a 1 year parts and labor warranty (some rotary compressors offer a extended warranty), if a product has manufacturer's defect, and the factory cannot correct the problem by a factory trained service technician, Compressor World will offer a 100% refund or exchange.  

    Start Up

    Start up and training is included on all rotary screw compressors 20 hp and larger by the local service center.  In many cases, this start-up will extended the warranty from 1 year to 5 years.  Contact one of Compressor World’s experts to buy the right industrial air compressor.  This cost is included in the purchase price of the compressor.

    Who will service my Air Compressor?

    Once you make the purchase from Compressor World, you will receive a package containing your operating manuals and information containing your contacts for your local service and/or warranty center.  You will also receive a list of spare parts that is recommended for stock.

    About Compressor World

    Compressor World sells air compressors, air dryers, air tanks and accessories from only the BEST manufacturers and takes pride in their offered equipment.  Our expert team specializes in selling all types of air compressors, especially rotary screw compressors and dryers.

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