Like all equipment, air compressors require maintenance after installation. However, air compressors are low maintenance compared to other costs and can be further reduced through careful planning measures. The choice of maintenance level is dictated by the reliability and performance required of the compressed air installation.

1. Maintenance

Air compressor maintenance accounts for a very small portion of life cycle costs. It depends on how the installation is generally planned and the compressor and auxiliary equipment selection. Costs can be reduced by condition monitoring combined with other functions, as well as central plant monitoring of the compressors, when using fully automatic operation of the plant. Annual maintenance costs are typically between 5-10% of the machine investment value. The total maintenance budget is affected by the following factors:

compressor type

Auxiliary equipment (dryers, filters, control and regulation equipment)

Run cycle load/unload

installation conditions

media quality

maintenance plan

Choice of security level

Energy recovery/cooling system


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2. Maintenance plan

Well-planned compressor maintenance can predict costs, extending the life of your machine and auxiliary equipment. By making greater use of advanced electronics, the machines are equipped with instruments for diagnostic checks. Reduce the cost of repairing minor faults and reduce downtime. This means maximum utilization of components and replacement only when really needed. The need to repair parts can be detected early, before damage occurs, thereby avoiding subsequent damage and unnecessary downtime.

With the compressor manufacturer's after-sales service, staff and original spare parts, it is expected that the machine will be maintained at a high technical operating standard, while providing the possibility to introduce corrections during the use of the machine based on new experience. Assessment of maintenance needs is carried out by specially trained technicians who also train in-house front-line maintenance personnel. It's best to have skilled in-house employees do routine inspections, as they may be able to see things that remote monitoring equipment cannot.

3. Auxiliary equipment

Installations can be easily expanded by equipping them with compressor ancillary equipment, for example, to improve air quality or monitor systems. However, even ancillary equipment requires repair and incurs maintenance costs (such as filter replacement, desiccant replacement, adaptation of other equipment and staff training). In addition, there are secondary maintenance costs, including oil and filter replacement costs. All of these costs must be assessed in cost of ownership calculations.

Air compressors Supplier - Youteng

Wuxi Youteng Machinery Co., Ltd. was established in 2012, mainly engaged in air compression system, vacuum system design consulting, engineering project and repairing services etc. Our company mainly provides air compressor equipments and air compressor consumable material for compressors of world-famous brands. We also support OEM. In addition, The company has a number of experienced technicians to perform maintenance work on various air compressors, dryers and filters, which have a certain influence in China. At the same time, the company also participates in motor overhaul projects and maintains various motors. We have a complete service system and sufficient spare parts to relieve customers from worries.