Filtration Good Practices
Quick Tips to improve the results and longivity of your Filters
Click on the headings down below for some advice on getting the best performance and longer life out of your filters.
The lower you keep the operating temperature of your filter system, the greater the lifespan you can expect between cartridge changes. Call Chris for some good solutions to this.
Keep a Log Book
Log ALL filter changes, compressor running hours and maintenance schedules diligently every day. When it gets busy its easy to forget to change the filters at the required schedule, or miss an oil change or forget to check for oil leaks and loose belts. Get into the habit of logging your daily run hours and oil levels, this will be a quick indicator of filter change schedules or pending mechanical issues.
Choose the Correct filter cartridge
It is naturally important to choose the correct filter for your application, equipment, typical ambient weather conditions and average use, doing so will save money, improve the filtration results and save down time on your unit. Call Chris to learn more about the various filter models available.
Do not over exceed the life of the filter cartridge
The most common cause of poor Air/Gas quality is to exceed the useful life of the filter cartridge. Many L-Factor filters have a life band to assist in this regard, and it is as easy as changing the filter when the life band indicates it has expired, however, if your L-Factor filter does not have a life band, determine your average filter life time based on your relevant conditions (or call Chris to find out more) and log change Hours / Dates in your log book.
Check / Change the intake filter twice annually
The Intake filter is vital in keeping a free clean uninterrupted air flow to your compressor. An intake filter clogged with dust and insects can reduce the air flow to the unit, causing an increasing work load and unnecessary wear on the compressor unit.
Be Air Aware
Attend to small issues as soon as you become aware of them, loose belts, leaking hoses, loose joints, oil leaks, unusual noises, excessive oil in the contaminant, sluggish performance, decreased airflow, excessive oil consumption and unusual vibration are just some problems which can lead to decreased performance, increased energy consumption, premature failure of parts and ultimately, contaminated air and / or high repair and replacement costs.