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Reciprocating Air Compressor Preventive Maintenance

All machines are nothing more than an assortment of moving parts, and anything with moving parts needs a proper maintenance program to make sure it continues to work optimally. Your reciprocating air compressor will be subject to environmental conditions that create strain and wear on its parts; a reciprocating air compressor maintenance plan is the only way to counter these effects and keep energy costs low.


Reciprocating Air Compressor- Quincy QR 25

Top Quality Reciprocating Air Compressor Service

As providers of Quincy and FS Curtis compressed air systems, C.H. Reed has the skill and experience to perform both Quincy reciprocating compressor maintenance and FS Curtis reciprocating compressor maintenance.

With decades of compressed air service experience, we know exactly what to do to maintain your reciprocating air compressor to minimize downtime and repair, achieve maximum performance, and extend the life of your air compressor.

If you have a reciprocating air compressor in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, or throughout the Mid-Atlantic region — especially areas like Erie, PA, Hanover, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Milton, PA, Toledo, OH, and Cleveland, OH — contact C.H. Reed for your reciprocating air compressor parts and maintenance needs.

Quincy Reciprocating Air Compressor Maintenance Schedule

Quincy Compressor suggests following the steps to ensure optimal performance of your reciprocating air compressor:

Daily: Perform these steps daily or every 8 hours of use:

  • Check lubricant levels and make sure it never drops below the mid-range of the gauge.
  • Empty water out of the receiver tank.
  • Visually check the entire unit and make sure safeguards are in place.
  • Check for leaks and vibrations.

Weekly: Perform these checks every week or every 40 hours:

  • Check air pressure relief valves.
  • Clean the surfaces of the unit and the intercooler.
  • Inspect unit and hoses for air leaks.
  • Clean air intake filter.

Monthly: Every month or every 160 hours, inspect the belt tension inside the compressor.

Quarterly: Every three months or every 500 hours:

  • Change out the lubricant and inspect/change the oil filter.
  • Inspect that the pulley nuts and screws are properly torqued

Biannually: Every six months or 1,000 hours:

  • Change our lubricant and inspect the compressor oil filter - change if needed:
  • Check valves for signs of leaks or carbon prints.
  • Clean the unit's crankcase.
  • Examine motor-area contact points and pressure switch diaphragm.

Reliable Compressed Air System Solutions in PA, MD, VA, WV, OH, DE, and Beyond

We have been helping companies manage their compressed air systems for decades. Our service team wants to make sure your system keeps going strong, day after day, so your business can succeed. If you need help with your reciprocating air compressor maintenance schedule or would like other compressed air services performed, contact us today.

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