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Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Air Compressor Help

F.A.Q.

Extending the life of your air compressor by using our tips to frequently asked questions.

Q: How often should the oil be changed?

A:Depending on the usage of the compressor and the type of oil used the minimum change is every 2000 hours or 6 monthly whichever comes first.

Q: Water is present in compressed air?

A:A number of reasons can cause water to get into the compressed air. Poorly functioning or non-existent air dryer, condensate drains are blocked, high ambient temperature or incorrectly sized dryer. Call GCL 0800 886 755 to arrange one of our technicians to assist you with pin pointing the issue.

Q: Air compressor shuts down over temp?

A:A few issues can cause a shut down of the compressor, low oil levels, incorrect oil used, dirty and clogged oil cooler, thermostat has failed, dryer fault due to high ambient temperatures or cooling fan has failed. Call GCL 0800 886 755 to arrange one of our technicians to assist you with pin pointing the issue.

Q: How often should the compressor be serviced?

A: Some compressors run 24/7 and others a few hours per day.  Each scenario can alter the servicing schedule of the compressor.  Minimum is every 6 months or 2000 hours, whichever comes first.

Q: Air compressor will not start?

A: Check the power supply to the compressor. If power is available check the panel display for error messages or fault codes, if present call GCL 0800 886 755 to obtain further advice on restarting your system.
Contact us with any air compressor issue or enquiry.