Air Compressor Preventative Maintenance in Chicago
Fluid-Aire is a leader in air compressor preventative maintenance in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, and San Antonio. We’ll keep your compressed air system up and running to ensure safe, reliable, and efficient delivery of compressed air for all of your processes. Our factory-certified experts are always on call for scheduled PM, system audits or emergency repair service to keep you in operation.
Why Maintain Your Compressed Air System?
Preventative maintenance (PM) is essential for the reliable, safe, and efficient operation of your compressed air system. The time and cost associated with regular PM is negligable compared to the cost of an emergency repair. Our PM services will help you:
- Reduce unexpected repair, replacement part, and normal consumable expenses.
- Minimize or eliminate unscheduled downtime and maximize profitable uptime.
- Reduce depreciation of capital investment due to poor maintenance
- Reduce production rework due to a poorly operating compressed air system.
- Optimize your equipment to always operates at peak performance.
- Reduce energy costs and excessive power demands caused by inefficient performance.
- Reduce the need for expensive backup equipment.
How do We Provide Our Maintenance Service?
Our factory-trained, knowledgeable technicians service all major brands of commercial air compressors and dryers. We inspect your system, perform all recommended PM, and address any issues identified—in the first visit, whenever possible.
- We’ll schedule your service in advance and communicate every step of the way.
- Your system will be inspected, serviced, cleaned and/or repaired so it is in peak operating condition.
- Upon completion, you will be informed as to what issues were addressed and what measures should be taken to prevent the issues from reoccurring.
- All service is documented and kept on file for trend reporting and review.
Our Exclusive 45+ Point Inspection & Maintenance Process
- Intake Filter
- Air & Oil Cooler
- Electrical Connections
- Starter Contacts
- Drive Coupler
- Vibration MHz
- Safety Devices
- Pressure Gauges
- Temperature Gauges
- Main Fasteners
- Drain Valves
- Covers & Guards
- Scavenge Lines
- Air Leaks
- Oil Leaks
- Load & Unload Pressure
- Ambient Temperature
- Discharge Temperature
- Load/Unload Amperage
- Running Voltages
- Loaded vs Unloaded Kilowats
- Potential Variable Speed Drive Savings
- Leak Rate of System
- User-Set Alarm Thresholds
- Intake Filter
- Oil Filtration
- Air/Oil Separator
- Cabinet Filtration
Our Maintenance Service Plans
Fluid-Aire Dynamics offers three levels of Elite Preventative Maintenance Service Plans. From our Free Maintenance Reminder Program to our ‘bumper-to-bumper’ Elite Service Subscription, we have you covered in the Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, and San Antonio metro areas.
Once we establish a service account for your operation, we simply remind you that normal maintenance is due. You can then decide to call us in for troubleshooting, repairs, parts and supplies. If there is a major issue or emergency down situation, a call to our emergency response hotline will have a qualified and knowledgeable service technician onsite within four hours. There is no charge for the reminders; however, on-demand service calls, parts and supplies are charged at the standard rate.
Standard Maintenance Agreement
Our standard maintenance agreement establishes a fixed cost for the normal preventative maintenance on your compressed air system. Your service technician comes onsite, with a pre-arranged appointment, and maintains the equipment. Your contracted rate includes all labor and parts, so you can control your budget while we keep your system clean and operating at top efficiency.
Elite Service Subscription
The Fluid-Aire Dynamics Elite Service Subscription is our premium maintenance and full protection package. It’s like an extended warranty on your entire system! We inspect and maintain your compressors, dryers and filtration to guarantee the clean, dry, reliable, and energy-efficient air that drives your operation. This agreement offers ‘bumper to bumper’ coverage that includes both standard maintenance and repairs for a predictable monthly rate.
Industries We Work With
Fluid-Aire Dynamics serves customers from many industries that rely on clean, reliable, efficient, and dry compressed air as a mission-critical part of their operation including:
General Manufacturing, Chemical Manufacturing, Food Processing, Bottling, Plastics, Electronics, Metal Working, Machining, Automotive Service, Truck Service, Heavy Equipment Service, Fabrication, Assembly, Printing & Bindery, Mail Processing, Robotics, Building/Facility Management, Woodworking, Pharmaceuticals, Mineral Processing, Mining, Autobody Shops, Laser Cutting, Tire Shops, Packaging, Stone/Granite, Hospitals & Medical Facilities, Warehouse & Fulfillment, and many more.
Why Do Our Clients Think That We are the Best Air Compressor Service Provider in Chicago?
Our customers throughout the Midwest know that they can count on us for knowledgeable, factory-certified technicians and prompt, professional air compressor service near Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Detroit, and San Antonio. We work with you so you can avoid the hidden costs of poor air compressor maintenance. Our professional service teams will help you:
- Reduce energy costs
- Extend equipment life and reduce wear and tear on the system
- Avoid emergency repairs and unexpected downtime
- Ensure a consistent supply of clean, dry, and reliable compressed air
When to Call the Experts
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Do air compressors need maintenance?
Yes, regular preventative maintenance is critical for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of your air compressor. A poorly maintained air compressor will end up costing your company money, both directly and indirectly. Regular Preventative Maintenance (PM) helps you avoid unexpected downtime and emergency repair costs, reduce energy costs and maximize equipment life. Companies can save money with regular preventative maintenance on their compressed air systems.
How do I protect my air compressor?
The best way to protect your air compressor from unexpected downtime and emergency repairs is to follow all recommended preventative maintenance schedules and address emerging problems promptly before they become big problems. Follow all recommendations in your owner’s manual for daily and weekly upkeep, such as checking the air compressor oil, changing inline filters and draining condensation. Have a full PM completed at least annually or on the schedule recommended in your owner’s manual.
How often should air compressors be serviced?
Optimal PM service intervals for your air compressor depend on your model, usage patterns and the environment in which the compressor operates. Check your owner’s manual for recommendations specific to your model. However, as a rule of thumb, a basic PM for a standard lubricated rotary screw air compressor (which includes checking/changing air and oil filters and inspecting/tightening electrical connections) should be completed every 1,000 - 2,000 operating hours, or every 3-6 months. A full PM and inspection (which includes oil change, air and oil filters, and maintenance for all belts, bearings, drain valves, air/oil separators and electrical connections) should be completed at least annually or after 4,000 operating hours.
Why is preventative maintenance important with air compressors?
Air compressors need preventative maintenance for safe, efficient, and reliable operation. Without preventative maintenance, your air compressor will have a shorter service life and experience significantly more unplanned downtime. Emergency repairs cost much more than scheduled PM service, and unplanned downtime for production lines dependent on compressed air can cost anywhere from thousands to millions of dollars. Investing in a regular PM for your air compressor will ensure a reliable supply of clean, dry air for your operations for years to come.