Table 39 (Continued)
Examine regularly. Make sure
compressor is stopping and starting at
the proper settings.
For dual installations, make sure
compressors are alternating (if so
designed); inspect gage for accuracy.
Compare readings with recorded startup
values or other known, accurate
If your compressor has a tool oiler on
the receiver, check the reservoir and fill
with rock drill oil when necessary.
Clean all compressors thoroughly at
least once a month. Dirt, oil, grease,
and other materials should be cleaned
off the compressor and surrounding
area. Compressors have a tendency to
lose oil around piping, fittings, and
shafts; therefore, diligent cleaning is
required by the maintenance operator to
ensure proper and safe operation.
(1) D-Daily; W-Weekly; M-Monthly; Q-Quarterly; SA-Semiannually;
A-Annually; V-Variable, as conditions may indicate.
(2) Service frequencies shown are suggested. Always follow the manufacturer's
service schedule if known. Service frequencies may be modified by local
command, as individual installation conditions warrant.
(3) Note: Never operate a compressor without the suction filter because dirt and
foreign materials will collect on the rotors, pistons, or blades and cause
(4) Heat from the compressor tends to break down oil quickly. Thus, most
compressor manufacturers specify particular oils for their equipment and frequent