An oil analysis can prevent problems later down the road. It's often been referred to as the blood test for your compressor. Just like a
blood test can tell you about your health and early alerts to impending problems, an analysis can do the same for your compressor.
What does an oil analysis tell you?
oil analysis is a quick, non-harmful way to check the health of your air compressor by looking at what is in the lubricant. Since your oil
is used for lubrication and cooling, it's a perfect sample to evaluate. By analyzing a sample of used machine oil, you can determine the
amount of contamination, the wear rates and overall condition of your machine. The real benefit of an oil analysis is that it acts as an
early warning system, alerting you to potential problems before the air compressor goes down or has failure. When Chicago Pneumatic runs
an oil analysis on your machine, we are looking for wear metals, contaminants and additives that are present in your lubricant. Below are
examples of those types of elements.
An oil analysis report will show a list of all the metals, contaminants and additives mentioned above with an overall number beside each. A
lab will generate a report that will scale the level of risks of normal, monitor, abnormal and even critical. Note, one of the most critical
roles of a compressor lubricant offers is to provide heat removal in the air end. As the air is compressed, it generates a lot of heat. If
this heat is not removed rapidly, the bearings, seals and gears will all fail rapidly. Poor heat removal can be traced to contaminated
lubricant or the incorrect lubricant type being used.
Helpful Tips for your Air Compressor
contamination around the air compressor: Is
your air compressor being stored in a room that you are also doing granite grinding? You wear a mask to protect yourself from breathing in
those contaminants, the air compressor needs to be protected from those elements also.
2. Lubricants: Are you using the right oil? Make sure you are feeding the correct oil into your machine. All user
manuals include the type of oil, usually their own OEM manufacturer lubricants, to be used for that machine.
3. Chicago Pneumatic 5-Year Warranty for Rotary Screws: To maintain warranty coverage, Original parts and
lubricants must be used in the compressor, oil sampling must be conducted every 2000 hours, and recommendations based on the results of the
oil sample analysis must be followed.
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
reputation for quality and reliability.We look after all things compressed air for your business!
Reciprocating, Screw, air compressors
An extensive line of air treatment components
Ash Air's range of Chicago Pneumatic, Alup, Pneumatech, and Quincy compressors are used extensively around the world in industries
ranging from oil and gas to food, automotive and farming, and we bring you these world class compressors here in the land of the long white
cloud.Our technicians are compressed air equipment experts and are dedicated to addressing customer needs. Supported by a 13 locations
nationwide, Ash Air offers one of the widest selections of compressed air equipment and parts available today in New Zealand.
Reliability and Efficiency
With Ash Air compressors, you can count on reliability and high performance for even the most demanding applications. We focus our
efforts on the following:
Air is always contaminated with solid particles such as dust, sand, soot, salt crystals and water as it leaves the compressor. An effective
compressed air treatment system lowers the dew point of the air and takes out the elements that may harm equipment downstream of the
compressor and dryer
The ambient temperature in an air compressor’s environment can greatly affect your air compressor’s performance. All air compressors will
generate some amount of water, but depending on inlet air conditions some can produce large amounts of water.
Routine maintenance on your screw compressor or piston compressor is vital to ensuring your unit is performing to its
full potential. There are simple checks and inspections you can do daily, weekly and monthly to keep your compressor running efficiently and
to avoid downtime.
Whether you use your air compressor for woodcarving, bottling or manufacturing consumables, compressed air plays a critical role in your
business. It is undeniable that compressed air is a valuable source to your applications.
There are many things to consider during the selection process of an air compressor for your business. Most important, determining the
proper size of the compressor to match your operational needs.