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What can you expect from Glaston’s air compressor maintenance package?

When compressed air is used within an industrial or commercial application, maintenance of the air compressor system is imperative to the overall efficiency of the system. At Glaston, we provide an exceptional air compressor maintenance service to keep your compressor in top working condition. Continue reading to discover what you can expect from our compressor maintenance package.

Why is air compressor maintenance important?

Air compressor maintenance ensures the upkeep of your air compressor and that it continues to operate efficiently. Failure to keep up with a regular compressor maintenance routine can potentially poison the air system, which can lead to many more problems.

The importance of proper, regular services and maintenance on an air compressor system can greatly increase its lifespan. Failure to do so will increase costs for the company due to constant repairs and the eventual need to replace the air compression system.

Air compressor maintenance essentials

To perform air compressor maintenance, a service must first be carried out on the system. There are a number of steps involved in the service of an air compressor, including:

  • You must ensure that the air compressor is switched off before starting the service.
  • The compressor oil must be clean and maintained. It has to be changed according to the manufacturer’s instructions, using high-quality oil. Sampling must be carried out every month.
  • Retain cleanliness of the air inlet filters.
  • Keep the motor belts tight to prevent leakages in the compressor.

Common air compressor issues

There are a handful of serious issues that can arise in an air compressor system that regular maintenance and a proper service can help to prevent. Some problems you may come across in a poorly maintained air compressor system are:

  • Restricted air flow – This can be fixed by cleaning the cooler exterior and checking the inlet filter mats.
  • Restricted oil flow – This can be fixed by removing the obstruction or changing the necessary parts.
  • Reduction in the level of oil – Simply check the compressor level regularly and fill up with oil if required.

Glaston’s air compressor maintenance checklist

At Glaston, we use a checklist when performing vital air compressor maintenance to ensure we service every part of the compressor effectively. Here is every step of our compressor maintenance service:

  • Atmosphere
  • Cooling water
  • Environment
  • Gauge and controls
  • Inlet filters
  • Keep it covered
  • Lubrication
  • Valve maintenance
  • Warranty and insurance


The ambient and surrounding atmosphere must remain as clean as possible, ensuring no debris or contaminants enter the air system.

Cooling water

If required, a clean supply of water with regulated temperature and controlled pressure is essential.


If the compressor, condensate and drains are not properly maintained an oil leak could cause environmental concerns.

Gauge and controls

All gauges and controls need to be checked and calibrated regularly because readings might become affected by moisture and other contaminants.

Inlet filters

Dirty inlet filters can increase wear on compressor components and leaking intake can cause system contamination.

Keep it covered

Keeping your compressor clean is vital to running efficiently and without issues. Cleaning dust with air guns should be done regularly and compressors should be covered when not in use.


Using lubricants during air compressor maintenance helps to extend the life of your system and reduce future maintenance costs by ensuring smooth operation.

Valve maintenance

Valves must be regularly cleaned, checked and maintained to avoid deterioration in air compressor performance.

Warranty and insurance

Air compressors come under pressure system regulations and all insurers will require maintenance to keep any company insurance valid.

Air compressor maintenance at Glaston

At Glaston Compressor Services we design, build and install intelligent air compressors and offer comprehensive compressed air services around the UK. Our air compressors and compressed air systems are effectively controlled to ensure maximum energy savings and complete accountability. With Glaston, you can buy air compressor systems suited to virtually any industry sector.

If you require air compressor maintenance on your system, don’t hesitate to contact Glaston today on 01695 51010 or email us at

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