June 19, 2020
Any machinery which you use in your daily life needs replacement of some parts after a certain period of work so that it will run efficiently. If you are using a car or two-wheeler for commuting to your office, you need to replace the oil, filters & other parts as per the manufacturing company’s guidelines after certain kilometer readings. The timely replacement of oil and other parts ensures no/less break-down of the vehicle. However, if you have used original parts in your vehicle, you will be more relaxed, and rest assured about any break-down which may occur because of non-genuine parts.
Similarly, air compressor parts should be changed after a period of operations to ensure your compressed air quality will not be affected and thus there will not be any adverse impact on the quality of the final product. While replacing the parts, it is always recommended to use original/genuine Atlas Copco spare parts.
Most critical elements for the compressors are air filter, oil filter, and oil separator. They avoid damage or performance loss due to dust which causes following impact on your air compressor:
Hence it is critical to keep away dust and dirt contamination with genuine compressor filters and separators. As per a thumb rule, an extra pressure drop of 25 mbar at the air inlet will reduce the compressor output with 2% and an additional pressure drop of 1 bar over the separator element will increase the power consumption with 7%.
The Atlas Copco genuine filters are designed to withstand high operating pressures, high dirt retention, and temperature resistance, and therefore ensures good performance with low energy consumption and safety to equipment.
Apart from the basic functions of lubrication and heat absorption, lubricants prevent pollution and early corrosion. Risks of choosing the non-genuine oil for air compressors can reduce the equipment shelf life. This will also lead to the formation of sediments in the oil circuit and moving parts due to insufficient lubrication and thus there are chances that oil oxidation can corrode metal parts. The use of genuine fluids offers superior lubrication and protect equipment components. This reduces equipment breakdowns and perfects your machine’s performance.
Atlas Copco genuine compressor oil is a unique combination of premium quality base oil and specific amount of additives which makes it balance product. It covers many properties such as oxidation resistance, viscosity at low temperatures, and foam resistance, etc which ensure efficient working of your compressor. Genuine quality fluids last longer, which means less fluid replacement, decreased disposal costs, and less downtime during equipment maintenance.
Line filters cartridge cannot be replaced with a non-genuine piece as it reduces filter efficiency and allows dust or dirt particles to penetrate the air network. This can cause a pressure drop and increased power consumption and may result in a higher total life cycle cost of the compressed air system.
As non-genuine parts are cheaply priced, you may tempt to buy those but in the end you will always end up losing more of your investement.
Whereas, the genuine spare parts do appear expensive in the beginning, but on the longer run, they will prove much more cost-effective and gives you complete peace of mind.