11 March 2021
If compressed air is an essential part of your day to day business operations and downtime would cost you considerably in lost production, then the question of whether to repair or replace a broken compressor is a particularly important one for you. While opting to repair will obviously be cheaper than buying a new compressor, it may not be the most cost-effective choice in the long term. This guide looks at the various factors that need to be considered before making a decision either way.
Your compressor may have broken down for any number of reasons, and not all of them are indicative of irreparable damage. Things that you or your maintenance staff might be able to check include;
Remember, even if you can’t fix the problem yourself, if you can identify the general area of concern, this may help a repair technician to find and fix the actual fault much faster, thereby saving you money.
If you are unable to find the cause of the problem yourself and are faced with the choice of paying for an expensive repair or purchasing an even more expensive replacement unit, here are some of the arguments for replacing rather than repairing your compressor;
On the other hand, repairing your compressor may be a viable solution in certain circumstances;
With over 60 years delivering compressed air solutions to the Australian market, Atlas Copco can provide you with a new compressor that’s perfectly suited for your operation and delivers the best possible cost of ownership. If you decide to repair, Atlas Copco’s onsite air compressor maintenance service can visit your premises anywhere in Australia 24/7 and perform quality repairs using genuine parts to minimise the likelihood of future breakdowns. Whichever is best for your situation, Atlas Copco has the right solution, so visit the website or call 1800 023 469 for all your compressed air needs.