How do I know when it's time to change my air compressor filter?
An air compressor is a big purchase for any business. It is visibly important to properly maintain the air compressor and filter elements to
protect that investment. Air intake filters are installed in an air compressor to remove any dust or debris the compress may suck in.
Dust will cause wear to the compressor element, valves, filters, compressor oil and any moving parts.
How to know when it's time to change your filter & the benefits of keeping them clean.
Neglect your air compressor and you will pay the price.
An unclean air or oil filter causes the compressor to run less efficiently. That costs more money to run and the compressor will need to be
Filters for your Rotary Screw Compressor
All Rotary Screw air compressor have three filters; an oil filter, an air inlet filter, and an air/oil separator. Like changing the oil in
your machine, replacing the filters will prevent your compressor’s parts from failing prematurely and avoid the oil from becoming
Replacing both the air filters and oil filters every 2000 hours of use, at a minimum, is typical. In dirtier environments, the filters may
need to be changed more frequently. Separators are typically manufactured to be used for 8000 hours. But there are some machines that
require the separator to be changed more frequently. This is outlined in your service manual.
How to know it's time to change your compressor?
Change your air compressor filters twice a year. Who's heard that? Don't just take that advice, but actually look for yourself. How's your
A filthy air filter is only hurting your air compressor by allowing dirty air from the outside in, plus forcing it to work harder to intake
air. If the oil filter gets heavily covered in oily residue before that time, replace it sooner.
As dirt and dust collect on the air filters, impurities move through the system and degrade the quality of compressed air. Moreover, dirty
air filters obstruct the systems performance and force the system to exert more energy just to perform basic functions. If the
problem persists, dirty air filters can lead to excess energy consumption, costly maintenance and downtime. Rotary screw air
compressor overheating is also sometimes the result of clogged air filters.
Remember, not all air filters are the same.
Oil can damage the quality of the air if it passes through the machine. That oil can get carried to the end of an application. Some of the
most affected processes would include pneumatic spray painters, air cleaners and anything else where oil could corrupt the surface. It’s
vital to ensure that if oil is present in the system, it is removed from the compressed air before the air leaves the machine.
Check out Ash Air's air filters in our online shop, as well as our range of air compressors and accessories
Ash Air is here for your business longevity!
Your business performance is what we strive for. Ash Air offers a full range of Chicago Pneumatic and Alup air
compressors, tools and on-site solutions. We also provide oil-free compressors and food-grade oil to suit your needs. Ash
Air are specialists in vacuum pumps, blowers, and medical gas solutions. Ash Air offers complete quality air
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Who we are and how Ash Air can help your business!
Ash Air has been around in New Zealand since 1979, and we’ve grown into a nationwide company with international support and a
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Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries
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With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our
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Air Compressor Installation Tips
Installing Your Reliable Air Compressor
So, you've just bought an efficient and reliable ALUP air compressor? Welcome to the world of compressed air.
As your partners in compressed air, we will continue to assist you along your journey. We have provided air
tips to ensure you get the most out of your air compressor. Read More…
Maintenance is key to continuing the performance of your air compressor. Continue to read about maximising the performance and longevity of
your compressor and some air compressor maintenance tips!
A common questions asked is why do I need an air dryer for my compressor? Typically, air compressors produce water, and although the
water can be drained, there can still be aerosol and vapour droplets that are present. This is because water cannoet be compressed. Water
can damage your compressor by corroding the valves, pipes and machinery controls, which will cost you time and money to resolve. In
the long run, the cost of a new compressor is a small price to pay compared to the loss of production that could potentially arise due
to water damage in your compressor.
That cold, rainy, and in some places icey New Zealand winter is upon us, and with the following air compressor tips, your air system will be
prepared with the preferred temperatures, despite the weather outside. Regardless of whether or not it actually snows or freezes up where
you live, most winterisation service recommendations are also basic, solid maintenance procedures that will help extend the life and
operational efficiencies of air compressors regardless of whether you live in Queenstown or Northland.