2-9. OPERATION IN DUSTY OR SANDY AREAS.
a. Protect the compressor unit from dust and sand as much as possible. Cleanliness is important to proper cooling.
b. Check air cleaners on the compressor frequently; clean or replace as required.
c. When adding or changing oil, remove dirt from around openings. Keep oil containers covered, dust-free and tight.
2-10. OPERATION UNDER RAINY OR MOIST CONDITIONS.
a. High humidity and rainy weather conditions can cause deterioration of exposed metal parts.
b. Do not operate compressor unit outside while it is raining. Make every effort to protect the motor and magnetic
starter from the elements.
d. If the compressor is not to be used for a period of time, either move it to a shelter or protect it by covering with a
2-11. OPERATION in SALT WATER AREAS.
a. The deterioration and corrosion of exposed metal is greatly accelerated in salt water areas. All parts of the unit
should be wiped dry whenever the unit is shutdown.
b. If the compressor unit is not to be used a long period of time, apply an approved preservative to all exposed metal
2-12. OPERATION AT HIGH ALTITUDES.
a. A decrease in compressor efficiency will be observed at high altitudes. Less air is drawn into the cylinders.
b. Service the air filters on compressor daily to assure maximum air intake.
c. Check belt tension daily to assure maximum transfer of power from electric motor to compressor.