Clean Air: A Key Element to Major Component Longevity

Hanley, Steve
February 2012
National Driller;Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of clean air in the compressors of portable drill rigs. It notes that constant fiction and exposure to contaminants like silica particles and abrasive solids can shorten the life of bearings which can impact other components of the induction systems. It suggests to maintain a good air induction program by inspecting the air cleaners and all other components during change oil interval.


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