Compressor Inspections

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A compressor is a mechanical device that increases the pressure of a gas by reducing its volume. An air compressor is a specific type of gas compressor. Compressors are similar to pumps: both increase the pressure on a fluid and both can transport the fluid through a pipe 

The typical types of air compressors you will see are electric or gas-powered air compressors. Using a mechanical system to power a variety of tools is key to saving labor and saving energy. Air compressors are used at corner gas stations, manufacturing plants, and construction sites all around the country. More often, they are also becoming popular in basements, garages, and home workshops. They can power nail guns, drills, wrenches, and spray guns, as well as a number of other power tools you can buy at your local tool dealer shop. 

Because compressors are classified as a pressure vessel, there are many manufacturing and statutory inspection requirements. 

OSHA specifies detailed requirements from installation, operation, maintenance and inspection. 

Manufacturers: 

  • GE 
  • Atlas Copco 
  • Siemens 
  • Ingersoll-Rand 
  • Sulzer 
  • Senco 
  • DeWalt 
  • Bostitch 

Each compressor manufacturer has their own required maintenance & inspection programs.

There are thousands of inspection checklists and forms littered throughout the internet. Most of these are handmade excel spreadsheets and pdf clipboard check off forms. Logging and filing these checklist have become a full-time job. Slate Pages has developed the perfect checklist builder app. The Slate App allows you to quickly custom build your checklist using a smartphone. Once built, the compressor inspection can be performed on a smartphone or tablet. The inspection information is then available at the compressor (QR code on an anodized aluminum tag), on the smart device, and on a web portal.

In addition to the inspection checklist, the Slate can contain: 

  • Make 
  • Model 
  • Serial Number 
  • Warranty Expiration 
  • Note/Journal field 
  • URL for Operating Manual

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