Preparation is Key to a
Successful and Trouble Free Rental Experience.
The best time to plan and
prepare for use of a rental compressed air system is when
the plant is operating normally. While that may sound odd,
it is very true. The preparation required to receive,
successfully install and begin to utilize rental compressed
air equipment becomes significantly more challenging
if it must be done DURING a compressed air outage.
The key elements in preparing
for a successful rental experience are:
Location – Area selected to set
the equipment should be a stable level hardpacked surface
with adequate drainage. Suitable clearance around the around
the unit for maintenance should be accounted for.
Connections for Electric Motor Driven Rental –
Properly sized electrical disconnects or
circuit breakers and power feed for the equipment being
rented will be required. External power for heaters used in
cold weather (usually 110/1/60) must be available as well.
–High capacity rental compressors (2,500 CFM and above) are
water cooled. When renting this type of equipment, there
will be a need for adequate cooling tower capacity and
appropriately sized supply/return cooling water piping to
the compressor. As an alternative plan, self-contained
cooling towers can be rented
Operating of the Rental System -
Whether your rental compressed air system has completely
replaced your normal system, or you are simply augmenting
the normal systems output, the rental equipment must be
operated and monitored. In particular, if compressed air
demand fluctuates, the rental equipment controls will need
to be able to react to changes in demand and system
pressure. As a general statement, the more advanced and
automatic the control system is, the better.
AirNow Compression Services
we will be happy to assist in planning and preparation.