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Ingersoll Single Stage Electric Driven Reciprocating Air Compressor 3-5 hp (SS3L3): Quarterly or Every 500 Hours Maintenance

Performing the Quarterly Maintenance Tasks will help you obtain reliable and satisfactory service at all times. The procedure focuses on changing the petroleum lubricant.
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05/03/2021

Ingersoll Single Stage Electric Driven Reciprocating Air Compressor 3-5 hp (SS3L3): Quarterly or Every 500 Hours Maintenance

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Performing the Quarterly Maintenance Tasks will help you obtain reliable and satisfactory service at all times. The procedure focuses on changing the petroleum lubricant.
  • Quarterly or 500 Hours (whichever comes first) Procedures:

  • FILTER REPLACEMENT (SS3)

  • FILTER REPLACEMENT (SS3) Steps:

  • OIL CHANGE

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  • BELT ADJUSTMENT

  • CHECKING BELT TENSION

  • Check belt tension occasionally, especially if looseness is suspected. A quick check to determine if adjustment is proper may be made by observing the slack side of the belt for a slight bow when the unit is in operation. If a slight bow is evident, the belt is usually adjusted satisfactorily.

  • TENSIONING BELTS

  • Belt tensioning can be achieved by loosening the motor anchor screws, pushing the motor away from the pump, and retightening the motor anchor screws. The motor can be easily moved by placing a prying tool beneath it. A commercially available spreader or other belt tensioning device can also be helpful should tensioning be necessary.

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  • Follow the procedures outlined below to correctly set and measure belt tension.

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  • TANK INSPECTION

  • The life of an air receiver tank is dependent upon several factors including, but not limited to, operating conditions, ambient environments, and the level of maintenance. The exact effect of these factors on tank life is difficult to predict; therefore, Ingersoll Rand recommends that you schedule a certified tank inspection within the first five years of compressor service. To arrange a tank inspection, contact the nearest IR Air Center or distributor, or call 1-800-AIR SERV.

  • If the tank has not been inspected within the first 10 years of compressor service, the receiver must be taken out of service until it has passed inspection. Tanks that fail to meet requirements must be replaced.

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