Why do I need to service my compressed air system?
Regular servicing and check-ups will ensure it remains reliable, and increases the life of the system. Compressed air system maintenance is similar to that performed on cars; filters and fluids are replaced, cooling water is inspected, belts are adjusted, and leaks are identified and repaired. If your compressor is not well maintained, it can cause multiple problems within the system and produce contaminated air to your end product – which can damage your tools and overall production.
How often should I service my compressor?
This answer depends on how often you run your compressor. If you are running your compressor occasionally, then annual service would be fine. If you are running your compressor routinely, then quarterly service may be needed. Please refer to your servicing schedule, or feel free to call our Service Administration team on 08 9333 4940.
What do I do in the event of a breakdown?
In the unlikely event you experience a break down, please contact your Service Coordinator on 9333 4940. Your Service Scheduler will coordinate for a technician to visit your site immediately and rectify.
Do I need to fix air leaks?
Yes. Air leaks result in your compressor working over-work to produce the required air pressure to equipment. Although an air leak may seem like a minor issue, it is in fact the opposite. Air leaks can not only cost you thousands per year in energy costs, it can increase running time that can lead to additional maintenance requirements and increased downtime. Therefore, proactive leak detection is incredibly beneficial to the smooth operations of your business. For more information, contact our Service Administration team on 08 9333 4940
Do filters need replacing?
During your scheduled services, our technicians inspect all filters to ensure they are operating as they should. How often they need replacing will be determined by your compressor use. If your filters are not changed as required, a number of outside contaminants such as oil, water and dirt can enter the system and pass through your equipment. This can increase the risk of breakages and expensive repairs to your system, and your equipment using compressed air. If your system has not been checked recently, contact our Service Administration team on 08 9333 4999 to arrange an inspection.
Does my system ever need to be upgraded?
Not necessarily. If the number of tools and your production levels are the same from when the system was first installed, then there should be no need for upgrades. Alternatively, if your workflow has changed and more tools are relying on your compressed air system, then an examination may need to be carried out. This ensures your compressor is not over-working, which can potentially cause breakdown and damage to your system. We can conduct an NPS Efficiency Report to ensure your system is suited to your production levels. Subsequently, we can then provide you our personalised Compressed Air Energy Management Plan. For more information, contact our Service Administration team on 08 9333 4940
Why do I need to register my air receiver
Certain pressure equipment in Western Australia must be registered with Worksafe WA. It is important to understand the mandatory requirements and the applicable Australian Standards ensure that your equipment is safe to operate.
How often is an air receiver inspected?
According to the relevant standard, AS/NZS 3788, table 4.1, The recommended inspection interval is;
- External – every 2 years
- Internal – every 4 years
You should receive an inspection report after each inspection.
What is a Manufacturers Data Report, or MDR?
The Manufacturers Data Report, or MDR, is a receiver specific document supplied with the air receiver at time of purchase. The MDR provides information on the manufacture, commissioning & operating parameters of the air receiver.
How can I get rid of water from my compressed air system?
Compressed air from a compressor contains water and particles that form unwanted moisture, which must be removed to prevent problems. Clean, dry air can be obtained by using a water separator, compressed air filter, refrigerant air dryer, condensate drain, and oil–water separator.
Does Nessco Pressure Systems do pipe installations?
Yes. Nessco Pressure Systems will help you design your aluminium piping system. Our Infinity installation technicians have been formally trained in designing and installing aluminium piping systems.
Does NPS service all types of air compressors?
Yes. We can service any air compressor on the market