Air Tech Report

How Hot Weather Affects Your Compressed Air System


Is Your Compressed Air System Ready For The Heat

Heat and humidity can take an extreme toll on your compressor efficiency.   Higher temperatures and humidity can reduce the life of your oil by up to 50%. And, strain is placed on dryers and filters to reduce additional water in the system caused by excess humidity.   

  • Changing air compressor oil/fluids will help maintain viscosity for better lubrication to help remove moisture from your system.
  • Changing your inlet filter will help maintain proper operating temperature.

Avoid unnecessary downtime and increased operational costs by protecting your compressed air system against hot temperatures. 

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