Having a Rental Air Compressor Plan

So what happens when your air compressor goes down?  Hopefully, your backup compressor fires right up and your production doesn’t miss a beat.  But things don’t always work out that way.  At some point in time, you may have to get a rental compressor. Having a plan in place for rental compressors will save you a lot of time and frustration. Here are a few things to think about ahead of time:

  • Where would this compressor be installed? Do you have room and easy access in your current compressor room, or will it need to be installed in a remote location of the plant?
  • What are your pressure and CFM requirements? Knowing this ahead of time will expedite the process of finding a rental.
  • How would you incorporate the rental into your existing compressed air system?
  • Will you need an extra hose to connect? If it’s necessary to put the compressor in a remote location, make sure you know how much hose you’ll need to tap in to your plant system.
  • You’ll also need extra wire to run power to the compressor. Knowing how much you need will save time.
  • Keep air quality in mind as well. If you have to locate the rental away from your other air treatment equipment, consider a dryer and filter to go along with the rental compressor.
  • If it’s going to be a long-term rental, be sure to find out up front who is responsible for the routine maintenance and any repairs necessary on the rental.

At Lewis Systems & Service Co., Inc., we have a wide variety of rental compressors available-from reciprocating to large flow oil-free rotary screw compressors.  We also have NFPA 99 medical compressed air and vacuum packages available for short – and long – term rentals.  Contact us and we’ll be happy to help you out.