Why Is My Compressor Room Getting so Hot?

Too often, the compressor room is the last part of the facility considered when building a new area or re-purposing an existing location. Air compressors must have adequate ventilation because, when running, they produce a fair amount of heat. Space requirements for ventilation is important when selecting placement of your air compressor, but so is the space around the machine.

Ensuring there is enough space around the machine for maintenance will save you a headache later in the machines lifespan. If technicians cannot access the equipment, you may find yourself paying a bill to have the machine moved for services performed.

The key goal is to keep the temperature in the compressor room between the appropriate ambient temperature requirements laid out in the instruction manual. This will guarantee the right amount of space and ventilation is in place. Most compressed air systems have standard temperature ratings between 40 degrees F and 105 degrees F. Compressors perform best while running in ideal ambient temperature conditions, to ensure all condensation evaporates from the oil system.

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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
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Nitrogen
  • 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.

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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 efforts on the following:

  • Increasing uptime
  • Reducing unexpected repairs
  • Reducing energy consumption
  • Improving the cleanliness of compressed air

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