Why does my compressor get too hot in the compressor room?

November 17, 2019

When air compressors are running, they produce a fair amount of heat, so it is important the air compressor has adequate ventilation. The compressor room can too often be the last part of the facility considered when building or re-purposing a area.


When finding placement for your compressor the space requirements for ventilation and the space around the machine are both important. To save you later on during your machines lifespan, it is important to ensure there is enough space around the compressor for maintenance. Lack of space may result in a higher maintenance bill, as the technicians will have to move the machine to complete the service if they cannot gain access to the equipment.


The instruction manual will provide the appropriate temperature requirements for the compressor room. This will ensure the correct amount of ventilation and space are in place. Standard temperature ratings for most compressed air systems range between 5°C (40°F) to  41°C (105°F). Running your compressor in ideal ambient conditions ensures the compressor performs best as all condensation evaporates from the oil system under these conditions.


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