The number one reason to rebuild your Ingersoll Rand air compressor airend is economic. Rebuilding the Ingersoll Rand air end will extend the life of your air compressor. There are three basic considerations when deciding to buy a new Ingersoll Rand compressor air-end or rebuilding the air end before it fails.
How do I prevent a failure of my Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor airend?
The best way to prevent a failure of your compressor is a proper maintenance and testing program. Following Ingersoll Rand’s recommended maintenance schedules and changing the oil regularly will help keep the compressor “clean” and avoid the most common breakdown caused when contaminated oil damages the bearings and seals in the compressor air-end.
When should you rebuild your Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor airend?
The best time to rebuild your compressor air end is before it fails. The life of the air-end depends on Ingersoll Rand’s manufacturing, the environment the compressor runs in, the maintenance program that has been used on the compressor, the type of oil the compressor uses, and the way that the compressor is used. The most critical factor is the maintenance program because proper maintenance of a compressor will overcome most of the other factors. You should be running routine analysis of oil, bearing vibration, bearing temperature, and air end temperature. If these parameters start to show unwanted variances, it is probable time to rebuild the air end.
How much will it cost to rebuild my Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor airend?
Air end rebuild costs vary depending on the HP of your Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor and the condition of the airend, but in general a complete air end rebuild can be accomplished for half the price of a new air end. You must factor in costs for removal and installation, as well as any shipping costs to and from the rebuilder. Oil and filters should also be budgeted.
Look for a rebuilder who guarantees their stationary remanufactured airends to be free from defects in material replaced or labor performed with a Lifetime Warranty.