When to Replace A Compressed Air Regulator

Compressed air regulators are designed to last long as a good investment option and works efficiently 24/7 to ensure that all air operations stay in good shape and function properly. Despite of its ability to keep things in order, compressed air regulator is also prone to wear and tear like rust. So how would you know when air compressor need to be replaced?

  1. If the air compressor is already rusty – If the air regulator becomes rusty over a long period of time, it is advisable to replace the unit as it can affect the way how the air regulator functions. Heavily corroded air regulators can block air passage in its inlets and thus, provide a different air reading. Rusty air regulators can also cause blockage on the air regulators which can cause pressure build up. If blocked or limited air passage holds too much air and the pressure increases, it can blow up the air line and can hurt those working around the air compressor.
  2. If the reading is inconsistent – If the air pressure reading displayed is not accurate and varies a lot of times, it is an indication that the air regulator is going bad. Inaccurate air pressure reading from faulty air regulator can cause undesirable output and may destroy projects and applications using compressed air.
  3. If there is noise coming from the air regulator – Noise that is coming out of the air regulator means that there is an air leak. It is suggested to check the installation points if additional teflon tape is needed. If the fix has already been applied yet there is still noise of hissing sound, it is time to replace the air regulator.

Using reliable, heavy-duty and stainless steel compressed air regulator  will save you time and money on compressed air accessories, project materials and shorten project completions.