Actively preventing compressed air outages - Blog article

Caution is better than hindsight: How to actively avoid compressed air supply interruptions

The worry of compressed air supply disruption is all too familiar to every compressed air user. That’s because when the compressed air station comes to a halt, production typically also grinds to a halt. That's why it is all the more important to proactively safeguard compressors and treatment components against failures in advance. We will explain what you need to do to achieve this ...

A compressor station consists of numerous components. Many of these components are designed for continuous operation. However, not all components are immune to wear and tear. Regular maintenance allows you to actively counteract wear and tear, protecting yourself from unnecessary downtime and ensuring efficient operation.

An example: The airend in a fluid-injected rotary screw compressor is lubricated with oil. The fluid undergoes ageing effects after a certain number of operating hours and needs to be renewed. The same applies to the oil filter and the oil separator cartridge. Similar to a car, certain components must be replaced regularly to ensure trouble-free operation. 

KAESER AIR SERVICE maintains your compressed air station and ensures maximum availability.
KAESER AIR SERVICE ensures reliable operation of your compressor station.

The same holds true for compressed air treatment. If the respective components are not regularly maintained, compressed air quality can be negatively impacted. Needless to say, this can have serious consequences for your compressed air application. And that’s not all: Inadequate maintenance of the air treatment components can quickly lead to inadvertent high differential pressures. It is important to consider the following: An increase of even just 1 bar in pressure results in six percent higher energy consumption.

Professional maintenance is essential

In compressed air technology, there are two important aspects: The first is the significantly increased complexity of all components. The second is the aspect of safety. To further increase efficiency, compressed air systems need to meet higher requirements. This can only be achieved by making the components more complex and the machines even more technically sophisticated.

This complexity can only be competently managed by trained personnel. On average, KAESER Service Technicians allocate seven percent of their working time to training. They receive regular training to professionally maintain the entire compressed air system. This includes the compressor, the air treatment components and the controller technology.

One exception: In the portable compressor segment, simple maintenance measures can also be carried out by the users themselves. But beware: The more complex tasks should be entrusted to the KAESER AIR SERVICE professionals.

The second aspect, safety, is equally important. Because when it comes to the maintenance of certain components, extreme caution is required. This is where the knowledge and expertise of specially trained Service Technicians is key. This greatly reduces the risk of injuries.

Preventive maintenance with KAESER Compressors
KAESER AIR SERVICE is on-site when it matters most.

Excellent service ensures exceptional compressed air availability

Intensive and, above all, personal connection with the user is essential when it comes to delivering excellent customer service. That's why KAESER customers receive individual and expert support right from the start. Whenever you call us, you will immediately find yourself on the line to someone with technical expertise. This makes the crucial difference.

A look to the future: The need for energy efficiency and sustainability are placing an even greater emphasis on excellent customer service. Well-maintained compressed air systems not only ensure energy-efficient compressed air supply, but also guarantee maximum compressed air availability and a long service life.