Different types of regulations
Depending on your region / country; mobile compressors have to comply to several types of regulations. Some examples:
- emission regulations (for example Stage V in Europe and Tier4Final in US)
- vessel regulations
- road homologation
- Max sound levels
- and many more
Do you know the current and future emission regulations that will impact you?
Local working conditions
Mobile compressors are often operating in though circumstances. It's crucial they are designed to be reliable, no matter where they are operating. In order to guarantee a reliable performance, it is advised to be clear on the specific working conditions.
Rain, high or low temperature, humitidy, sun, dust, wind... all elements can really harm any mobile compressor. When selecting a compressor; make sure to check for following features.
- A PE canopy: compared to metal, a polyetheleen canopy will increase the lifetime of your compressor as it is less prone to damage
- Cold weather options:
- C3 certified corrosion resistant paint: check whether the metal parts of the canopy are protected against corrosion. The right protection will avoid corrosion creep.
- Inlet filters: contrary to stationary compressors, mobile compressors need increased protection from dust or other particles in the inlet air.
- IP ratig of controllers and other electronic connections: this will indicate the protection level against dust and humidity.
Not every compressor can operate at high altitude levels. Make sure to mention the maximum operating altitude in the selection process.