Figure 6-47.Air receiver.
the unloading, and the governing devices are
Do NOT run a compressor faster than the speed
recommended by the manufacturer.
Be sure that air at the compressor intake is cool
and free from flammable gases, vapors, and dust.
Do NOT permit wood or other flammable
material to remain in contact with the air
What are the three types of air compressors?
Immediately secure a compressor when the
temperature of the air discharge from any stage
rises unduly or exceeds 400°F.
Do NOT install a check valve or drop valve
between the compressor and receiver unless a
relief valve is also fitted between the compressor
and the stop or check valve. (If the compressor is
started against a closed valve or defective check
valve, an explosion can result.)
Pressure gauges must be in working order unless
you have to remove them for repair.
NEVER kink a hose to stop the air flow, and
always keep clamps on the hose tight.
Keep compressor pipes and tanks clean to guard
against an oil vapor explosion. Clean intake air
Turn off the motor before adjusting and
repairing an air compressor.
Use only soapy water or another suitable
nontoxic, nonflammable solution for cleaning
compression intake filters, cylinders, or air
passages. NEVER use benzene, kerosene, or
other light oils to clean these portions of a
system. These oils vaporize easily and form a
highly explosive mixture under compression.
Know what compressors can do, real
dangerous, and then use them safely
ize they are
Figure 6-48.Flow diagram of an electric adsorption dryer.