Why Rebuild Your Air End?
Air End rebuilding when done before a catastrophic failure can be an economical way to extend the life of your oil flooded rotary compressor.
The life of a rotary screw compressor air end varies based on many factors. These factors include: manufacturer, application, environment, maintenance, oil type, and general operating parameters. The most critical factor is maintenance since the proper maintenance program can be established to overcome environmental, application, and operating condition factors.
The best way to know “when” to have a running air end rebuilt will come from the results of performing a routine analysis of: oil samples, bearing vibration trends, bearing temperature trends, and air end temperature rise.