5 Maintenance Tips for Showing Your Compressed Air System Some Love [Infographic]

By: Kaeser Compressors, Inc.

Here are five maintenance tips to let your compressed air system know you care—all year long. Continue reading “5 Maintenance Tips for Showing Your Compressed Air System Some Love [Infographic]”

Zen and the Art of Compressor Maintenance

By: Werner Rauer

I’ve never understood the reluctance to take care of routine compressor maintenance. They’ll say compressed air is absolutely critical for their plant and that their processes can’t function without it. But, in the next breath admit they don’t regularly change the oil or check the air filters on their compressor. Truthfully, regular care and maintenance is one of the best ways to bring a little Zen to your compressed air system. It can reduce unscheduled downtime and keep your system running as efficiently as possible. Here are five tips on what to consider when putting together a maintenance plan for your plant. Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Compressor Maintenance”

Proactive Maintenance

With the smartness of machines and “Internet of Things” Proactive Maintenance is quickly becoming the buzzword for facilities’ maintenance managers and reliability engineers. There are two components to Proactive Maintenance – Preventive Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PdM). Corrective Maintenance (fix it when it’s broken) evolved to Preventive Maintenance (PM) and has roots going back to the Industrial Revolution when equipment reliability became a concern after the manufacturing boom and use of machinery. PM was regularly performed on a piece of equipment to lessen the likelihood of it failing. Preventive Maintenance is performed while the equipment is still working so that it does not breakdown unexpectedly; the primary goal is to mitigate the consequences of equipment failure. Preventive Maintenance may utilize some proactive technologies, however it still remains primarily a calendar based (or operating hours) approach, rather than condition based. Continue reading “Proactive Maintenance”