Scroll air compressors are positive-displacement type compressors that are commonly used in various applications. Of course, from time to time, something is going to hinder the scroll compressor’s performance. Therefore, it is important to understand the troubleshooting steps you can take when you encounter such issues so that you can find a solution to your problem.
This article will provide examples of troubleshooting tips for a scroll air compressor from a popular manufacturer’s owner’s manual.
Though these troubleshooting tips are specifically provided by Quincy for one of their models of rotary screw compressors, it is likely that you will be able to transfer this information and apply it to your rotary screw air compressor.
I will recommend reviewing your scroll air compressor’s owner’s manual to find the troubleshooting guidance provided by your manufacturer. If you do not have the manual, then search for it online or contact the manufacturer directly to obtain it.
Clean the filter of the automatic drain by opening the manual drain valve. Check the functioning of the drain by pushing the test button.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
How do I know if my scroll compressor is bad?
You will know if your scroll air compressor is bad if it is not working as efficiently as it should. It may be that the scroll compressor does not start, does not stop, and/or the safety valve blows, the pressure difference between stopping and starting cannot be adjusted, the capacity or pressure is below its normal level, or the scroll compressor is overheating and/or shut-down by an air temperature switch.
What causes scroll compressor failure?
Some of the most common causes of scroll compressor failure include system leaks, dirty/clogged filters, dirty condensers, rapid loading/unloading, misadjusted controls, and wrong oil for the system’s refrigerant.
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