CompAir air compressor filter usage and maintenance
Compressed air filtration plays a hugely important role in any compressor installation. Having an air compressor filter will protect your system from particulates, dirt, dust, solid particles, and oil. Harmful contaminants like these can cause damage to your equipment and downstream machinery, wearing down parts and causing blockages.
Without an air filter, contamination can even affect your manufactured product, causing loss of production and inevitably landing you with a hefty bill. Therefore, it is essential that high performing filters are used. Poor quality filters may offer a reduced performance, leading to large pressure drops and increasing your energy bill.
To protect your investment and end product, and to guarantee clean, contaminant-free compressed air, we have the CompAir air filtration range.
When should I change the filter element?
To ensure a continuous supply of high quality compressed air is always available (and to help keep energy costs low) filter elements must be replaced periodically as, unfortunately, filter elements do not last forever.
The filter element should be exchanged at least every 12 months. Applications with higher annual operating hours or a very high requirement of purification require shorter exchange intervals.
Why do CompAir air filters need to be replaced?
During operation, compressed air filters function under extremely arduous conditions:
Pulsing air demand
Temperature variations – day / night & summer / winter
High / low humidity – from 100% saturated air to extremely low dewpoints
Chemical attack – from oily acidic condensate and lubricant additives
Over time, these extreme and changing conditions can lead to a loss of effectiveness and reduced operational performance, even leading to product spoilage. To continue to perform in even the most challenging conditions, a reliable and durable air filter is paramount.
One of the main reasons customers choose not to change air filter elements is the cost of replacement parts and maintenance. However, the cost of insufficient filtration is often a multiple of the cost of a filter element!
Not changing the CompAir air filter can seriously damage your compressed air system as well as your air accessories and downstream products. This results in reduced performance, higher costs, and risk of breakdown.
Not changing the filter element can cause:
Corrosion of equipment after the filter
Contamination of the network resulting in damaged products and end use contamination
Reduced availability / damaging of production machinery causing downtime
Increased long term costs
For maximum performance, cost-effectiveness, and energy efficiency, air compressor filters need to be replaced as per the manufacturer’s instruction. Proper use results in great energy savings for business owners.
Through usage, more and more particles will attach to the filter medium, reducing the surface for air to flow through the filter. The pressure drop increases, meaning that the overall system costs more to run. For optimized energy saving and high efficiency, it's important to exchange the filter after the recommended period of time.
What are the benefits of regularly changing filter elements?
High quality compressed air - regular replacements offer optimized filtration performance, offering high quality, clean air suitable for a range of hygienic industries and compressed air applications.
Protection of adsorption dryer beds - using a clean filter allows adsorption beds in desiccant systems to operate more efficiently. Reduced oil and particulate in the airflow allows the beds to offer improved performance.
Reduced operational costs - in the long term, replacing CompAir air filters will save you money and offer lower operational costs. This is because ineffective filtration causes your compressor system to work harder to provide the airflow required, resulting in increased wear and high energy usage. Over time, this could even lead to system problems which result in costly repairs, increased downtime and production loss.
Increased productivity and profitability - all businesses aim to perform at optimal levels of efficiency as this allows them to increase their profit margins. Air compressor filters are essential in lowering energy costs and driving profitability.
Protection of downstream equipment, personnel, and processes - safety is paramount for business owners and the health and safety of personnel is essential for efficient working and employee satisfaction. Filters ensure safe air quality for staff, reduce the risk of overheating, and help mitigate system malfunctions.
Continued peace of mind - system breakdown is a worry for any industry. Proper care and maintenance can help to greatly reduce this risk. Properly maintained CompAir air filters will ensure the continuous operation of your production, ensuring smooth conditions and a more relaxed environment.
Edmac air filter portfolio interchangeable with CompAir air filters
At Edmac Europe, in addition to original aftermarket air filters, we also have a wide portfolio of high-quality Edmac air filter elements. These are 100% interchangeable with CompAir replacement air filters but offer a lower price without sacrificing quality. Our Edmac items are tested by experts and proven to be leading in performance compared to other OEM brands. Moreover, you can count on a large stock and fast delivery for our Edmac items. For your convenience, the CompAir product pages show the correct Edmac equivalent, so you always choose the right product. Read more here why you should choose our Edmac items.
Buy CompAir air filters online at Edmac Europe
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