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Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Glaston Compressor Services, we are happy to answer any customer questions when it comes to any of our compressed air systems and air compressor services. For any query not listed in our frequently asked questions portal, please contact Glaston directly and will endeavour to help meet your compressed air requirements. 

"How often should a compressor be serviced?"

We advise that air compressors should be serviced regularly to avoid potential breakdowns and minimise repair costs. However, the regularity of compressor servicing and maintenance entirely depends on the needs of each individual compressor type.

It’s important to know what you can do to maintain your compressor and what should be left for experienced Glaston technicians to service. For example, checks for error messages or for oil temperature and cooling levels can be done independently. However, more advanced compressor issues can be resolved by our team as part of our air compressor maintenance services.

"What should I look for when buying an air compressor?"

When buying air compressors, there a few basics that we advise Glaston customers to take into consideration. The first step when buying an air compressor is to analyse the compressed air of the equipment that you will be powering. Specifically, look at both the pressure and volume requirements, as some equipment (such as heavy-duty machinery) will require more than others.

Next, it’s important to understand the different types of air compressors available to purchase and which is the most relevant to your business. The two main types of air compressors are reciprocating piston compressors, which are the most commonly available models on the market, and rotary screw compressors, which are the most frequently used within industrial processes because they are designed for continuous use.

Once you’ve done this, we would advise considering both the space and portability of where your chosen air compressor will be used. Finally, examine the on-site power source for your air compressor, what potential constraints you might face, and how Glaston can help you get around this.

"How does a membrane nitrogen generator work?"

Nitrogen membrane generators work by pushing compressed air through a set of polymer fibres. As the compressed air moves through the membrane, nitrogen molecules start to become separated. This separation produces tiny microscopic holes in the membrane fibres, which allows oxygen to pass through and return into the atmosphere as a gas. Because these molecules are too large to go through these microscopic holes, they are captured at the opposite end via nitrogen generators. You can learn more about membrane nitrogen generation here.

"How much does it cost to fix an air compressor"

In the event of an air compressor breakdown, Glaston’s bespoke repair service is designed to get you up and running in as little time as possible. We can offer a quote for air compressor repairs that most suits your business needs.

Glaston offers 24/7 cover for our customers and will endeavour to respond to your air compressor breakdown within no later than four hours.

In addition, we also have a large stockholding of spares on-site, as well as extensive compressor hire services to ensure any downtime is kept to an absolute minimum whilst we fix your air compressor.

Learn more about Glaston’s air compressor breakdown service here.

"How much does a nitrogen generator cost?"

For the best possible nitrogen generation solution, Glaston can arrange a consultation to help determine the right generator for your business. With extensive experience in the installation and maintenance of nitrogen generators, we can offer our customers professional and practical advice to ensure you are satisfied with your chosen nitrogen generator.

To learn more about nitrogen generator costs, download our nitrogen generator FAQ’s.

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