Kaishan USA | September 29, 2020 | Uncategorized
Compressed air, the “fourth utility”, is a vital part of most industrial operations. Since compressed air powers so many machines and processes, any downtime due to equipment malfunction can be devastating to productivity, reputation, reliability, and the bottom line. While it is, of course, best to avoid downtime as much as possible, it is also a fact that downtime is inevitable. When it occurs, your instinct may be to repair the air compressor. In some cases, this is the right choice, but in others, replacement may be the most efficient, cost-effective option—especially when considering the lifecycle of the compressor.
Warning signs of failure for an air compressor include air leaks, inconsistent pressure, blown fuses or breakers, difficulty starting or stopping the compressor, and standard maintenance red flags such as abnormal noise. Throughout this article, we will answer the repair versus replacement question in cases when equipment breakdowns occur.
There are several cases when replacing an air compressor is preferable to repair, especially in terms of cost, time, and overall efficiency. Replacement is advantageous in the following scenarios:
If you do replace a compressor, keep in mind that it’s a good idea to keep the older equipment on hand as an emergency backup or supplemental unit, if feasible.
In other situations, repairing an air compressor could be the more beneficial choice. You may want to repair in the following scenarios:
When you decide to replace an air compressor, choose the quality equipment at Kaishan. We work hard to provide you with the best terms in the market. In fact, our new compressors are priced at what it would cost to overhaul an existing piece of equipment! Our replacement compressors come with an industry-leading warranty, giving you a fresh start and peace of mind should future downtime occur. View our product line, or, for more information, contact us today.
Compressed air, the “fourth utility”, is a vital part of most industrial operations.
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