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Air Audits & Inspections

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Air Audits & Inspections

We offer a number of services:

Pressure Vessel Inspections

Workcover requires that all pressure vessels have a inspection at least once per year. Ensure that your Air Receiver meets or exceeds the standard by using Quantum Air Compressors factory trained technicians.

On Site Inspections

We have developed an excellent full air compressor inspection report to let you know the exact condition and repair cost of your equipment.

Load Testing / Air Audits/ Air Quality Testing

We have a range of certified tooling for the testing of Air Compressors Output / Rated capacity/Air Quality. The correct tooling to enable these tests play a big part in the test and provides a accurate assessement of your plants current capacity and future expansions.

Call us now: 1300 121 544

Our Services

24-emergency-call-out-quantum-aircompressors-224 Hour Emergency Service

Priority service for air compressor break downs. Call us anytime 24/7 to come and fix air compressors onsite.

OUR SERVICE PROMISE
  • Highly qualified, factory trained, service technicians
  • Fully Equipped Mobile Service Vans
  • Extensive Local Parts Inventory
  • On Site Quotes
  • Computerized Tracking of all work orders & repairs

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Pressure vessel inspections, onsite inspections and air audits.

OUR SERVICE PROMISE
  • Highly qualified, factory trained, service technicians
  • Fully Equipped Mobile Service Vans
  • Extensive Local Parts Inventory
  • On Site Quotes
  • Computerized Tracking of all work orders & repairs

majoroverhaul2Major Overhaul

Overhaul of all major air compressor brands including total refurbishment and detailing.

OUR SERVICE PROMISE
  • Highly qualified, factory trained, service technicians
  • Fully Equipped Mobile Service Vans
  • Extensive Local Parts Inventory
  • On Site Quotes
  • Computerized Tracking of all work orders & repairs

general-service-quantum-air-compressors2General Service

Programmed and regular maintenance of all major air compressor brands.

OUR SERVICE PROMISE
  • Highly qualified, factory trained, service technicians
  • Fully Equipped Mobile Service Vans
  • Extensive Local Parts Inventory
  • On Site Quotes
  • Computerized Tracking of all work orders & repairs

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Additional Information about Air Audits and Leak Management

We currently use UE Systems 2000 Ultrasonic leak detector.

Reduce leakage

Leaks can waste up to 50% of the compressed air produced by your compressor. Reducing leakage is a key measure that can be used to improve energy efficiency. Table 3 provides an indication of the cost of leaks.

  1. Measuring leakage

If there is a flow meter installed immediately after your air compressor or receiver, measuring leakage is as simple as reading this flow meter when all compressed air equipment is turned off and all outlet valves are closed. If flow metering is not available to you, there are two methods that may be used to determine system leakage. These methods are detailed in Appendix C.

Table 3: Air Leakage, Wasted Energy and Cost for Hole Diameter5

Equivalent Hole

Diameter (mm)

Quantity of air

lost in leaks (L/s)

Annual energy

waste (kWh)

Annual cost of leaks ($)

0.4

0.2

133

13

0.8

0.8

532

53

1.6

3.2

2128

213

3.2

12.8

8512

851

6.4

51.2

34040

3404

12.7

204.8

136192

13619

2. Finding Leaks

Leaks can occur in any number of places, such as:

• hoses and couplings

• pipes and pipe joints

• pressure regulators

• valves left open

• equipment left running or not isolated

• threaded fittings not properly sealed with thread sealant or dirty.

Apart from listening for leaks, which can be deceptively unreliable in a noisy environment, there are two key ways to find compressed air leaks. The simplest is to brush soapy water over areas suspected of leaking and look for bubbling. Although cheap and simple, this can be a very time-consuming process. The second is ultrasonic leak detection. Ultrasonic detectors can pinpoint leaks very accurately and quickly by detecting the signature ultrasound signals of high-pressure leaks. They can operate in noisy plant environments, so equipment does not have to be turned off.

Quantum Air  Compressors  Pty  Ltd  will be able to perform  ultrasonic leak detection programs for you. Once leaks are found, it is very important that you keep track of them effectively. The best way is to ‘tag’ the leaks with bright colours as soon as you find them. Use a site map to record the location of the leak. Give each leak a grading for the amount of air loss through it, perhaps between one and ten. Record this grading on the tag itself and on the site map. The leaks with the highest priority grading should be fixed first.

3. Fixing leaks

Fixing leaks often involves tightening or replacing connections, fixing holes in pipes or repairing damaged equipment such as pressure regulators. Often, simply cleaning and applying thread sealant to fittings will help. Replacing equipment will be necessary in some situations.

4. Leak management program

Once leaks are regularly being repaired, the implementation of practices to avoid leaks getting out of control will ensure that the compressed air system remains efficient. These practices can include:

• regular inspection and maintenance of compressed air equipment

• regular inspection of air pipes, bends and valves

• ensuring that all air lines are properly supported so as not to cause leaks through excess stress

• removing or properly isolating any unused parts of the pipe distribution network or unused pressure regulators

• implementing a leak reporting program among staff. Making staff aware of the cost to the business from leaks and encouraging them to actively report leaks is an important step, as they are always present on the shop floor and are best placed to notice any changes.

The larger your pressure drop, the more inefficient your system is, as the compressor must work harder to obtain a higher pressure while only a lower pressure is being utilized.