Why do you need a backup compressor?

For many companies, compressors are an essential part of their production, as the compressed air is used to drive several processes. The consequences and costs of stopping the compressor must therefore be weighed against the purchase of a backup compressor.

When do you need a backup compressor?

This is actually a very simple question to answer, as it depends on how dependent your company is on compressed air to have a well-functioning production. That is, you need to consider what happens to operational problems with the supply of compressed air? Does it lead to the cessation of production or can production continue? If production ceases, it is recommended to have a backup compressor!

Avoid unexpected downtime

Do you want a carefree working day where you do not have to fear long and expensive downtime? Being foresighted and investing in a compressor system with a backup compressor is a tactical business decision as you have weighed the cost against the consequences of not having a backup compressor. Compressors can fail and break down at the most unfortunate times, which can lead to a loss of production and valuable downtime.

Before a service technician arrives at the company and has the compressor repaired, it can take a long time. It damages the company bottom line as it means a loss of time, money, and productivity due to the unexpected downtime until the compressor works again.

These consequences could have been avoided if a backup compressor had been available, as the backup compressor would have taken over the entire compression of the compressed air. Production could continue uninterrupted while the decomposed compressor was serviced. 

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Schedule service and maintenance on the compressors always

Do you want to be able to get service visits at any time and not after the end of production? Another benefit of having a backup compressor is that maintenance can take place at any time. Maintenance no longer needs to take place after opening hours, on weekends or at other times when production does not take place. With a backup compressor, service and maintenance can take place at almost any time, as the backup compressor can take over the compression of compressed air while the maintenance takes place.

Distribute the load on both compressors

A backup compressor does not just have to stand there for emergencies. By connecting the backup compressor, the load can be distributed between the compressors. It will provide an even operation time for each compressor and the ability to distribute the duty and maintenance cycles more efficiently.

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