(b) Install cover assembly (6) on top of
flat washers (3), two lock washers
separator tank (8) being careful not
(2), and two cap screws (1).
to damage element with oil pipe on
underside of cover assembly (6).
(c) Attach cover assembly (6) to
(3) Connect air lines to oil separator cover
separator tank (8) with six lock
washers (5), six cap screws (4), two
Section II. BLOWDOWN VALVE ASSEMBLY
The blowdown valve assembly
through a line strainer where minute particles of
consists of a line strainer, oil flow sight gauge, blowdown
valve assembly, and the air pressure regulator
mixture then passes through a flow sight gauge which
assembly. Control air flows from the oil separator
will show a percolating action of the oil while the unit is
assembly to the inlet side of the air pressure regulator
which in turn regulates the operation of the intake control
mechanism and engine speed in relation to air demand.
Blowdown Valve Assembly.
When the unit is shut down, the compressed air in the
system is relieved to atmosphere through the blowdown
valve assembly. Oil filtered from the air, by passing
through the oil separator element, drops to the bottom of
the element. This oil is picked up and returned to the
b. Disassembly. Disassemble the blowdown valve
compressor intake control housing where it is again
assembly in the numerical sequence shown in figure 6-4
introduced into the compressor oil system. As this air/oil
mixture flows from the separator element, it passes