May
2020

Causes of Compressor Thermal Overload

Compressor thermal overload is a type of compressor failure that can occur when a load rises above the threshold in a pump or compressor. This occurs when the compressor cannot maintain enough air pressure to support the increased load. When this happens, a compressor failure happens. This has many effects. First of all, the lower the air pressure in the compressor, the less usable horsepower that will be available. Thus, this is a type of compressor failure that will decrease the number of usable hours on the compressor’s life cycle.

Also, when the low air pressure causes the compressor to lose its pressure, the pump may fail. This will cause a loss of pressure and an increase in the air flow rate of the engine, which will eventually turn the engine off. Finally, as a result of the compressor failure, a lot of debris will become trapped inside the pump’s housing, and the outer skin will become damaged. This can lead to a build up of dirt and grease inside the pump, which will lead to a gradual buildup of sludge, and eventually to a much larger loss of pressure.

In order to prevent compressor thermal overload, make sure that you use a pump with a power gauge that is precise. Use a gauge that has two operational ranges, a low range and a high range. You should also use a gauge that displays the pressure generated at the top of the cycle. Lastly, you should use a pump that has an advance or warm-up feature that prevents the compressor from being loaded beyond the maximum allowed load capacity. This feature can be incorporated into your automated automatic pump. These pumps are designed to help you prevent compressor thermal overload.