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Servicing Rotary Screw Air Compressors

Servicing Rotary Screw Air Compressors – Intervals

Here is a generic service guideline when servicing rotary screw air compressors:

Initial Maintenance

After the first 600 hours of operation, the factory recommends a break-in oil and oil filter change. After that, the general routine below should be followed.

Routine Maintenance

The oil filter should be changed every 1000 hours or so, depending on the environment the compressor is in. The dirtier the environment, the more frequently it will need to be changed and vice verse.

The air filter should be changed every 2000 hours or so, again depending on the environment. It should be checked and cleaned regularly.

The separator should be changed once a year, or every 4000 hours, along with an oil change.

The belts should be checked regularly for correct tensioning. Belts are usually changed after a year to year and a half, but it should be checked periodically for wear. A snapped belt can cause damage to other compressor components.

The oil is good for 8000 hours, but it is usually changed along with the separator for added protection. In a dirty environment this is recommended to ensure performance and longevity of the machine.

Parts for routine maintenance can be purchased from us at any time and we have plenty in stock. We recommend getting a complete maintenance kit when ordering parts.

Remember to follow the manufacturers guidelines when servicing different air compressor brands Quincy Compressor, Kaeser, Ingersoll-Rand all have different service intervals, make sure you follow them to keep the factory warranty.


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