Is your compressed air installation ready for the cold weather?
Did you know cold weather can influence the condition of your compressed air installation and compressed air? Ambient temperature can have a
large influence on both your compressed air installation and compressed air. In the following article we discuss what can happen to your
compressed air if the ambient temperature is very low and also what you can do to prevent problems within your compressed air system due to
cold weather. For further advice, get in touch with us today. We are your partners in compressed air.
What can happen if the ambient temperature is very low?
With low ambient temperatures, the chances of condensation are very high. The moment water vapor in your compressed air installation
condensated (dewpoint) is related directly to the ambient temperature. Condensation in compressed air is unwanted because it can cause big
damage to piping, tools and other appliances. This can lead to breakdowns, air leakages and thus excessive costs.
Fluid in the oil
Because of cold ambient air, the operating temperature of your compressor stays low, resulting in moisture in the oil. This has negative
consequences on lubrication of your machine, and may cause malfunction or breakdown.
When temperatures are very low, compressed air piping, condensate drains and filters can freeze over. Even the aftercooler of your
compressor can freeze and break down, because the freezing cold hits the cooler directly via the cooling air vent. Be sure to prevent this
by putting your cooling air vent to a winter-level.
What can you do to prevent problems?
By using adsorption dryers or compressed air dryers a lot of issues with winter cold can be prevented. Ash Air can advise you on the right
steps to make sure your compressed air installation is ready for the cold season.
Talk to the team today to see how we can help you minimise costs and maximise efficiency.
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 solutions as well as advanced piping systems for the
performance and efficiency of your compressed air system.
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:
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