Did My Air
By Andrew Benjamin....... St.Mars@erols.com
The tell tale sign that a compressor tank is rusted is when you drain the condensate from the tank at the end of the day and see a large volume of rust particles suspended in the run out.
There is a drain located at the bottom of
the tank that needs to be opened at the conclusion of every
shooting session to let the water out. Otherwise the
condensate will stand around and rust the tank. Over time the tank wall
could ultimately fail. This procedure is proper maintenance of an air
If the compressor must run continuously
in hot humid weather, the over heated air will hold a maximum amount of
water vapor and the resultant condensation can get past the usual water
traps and make it's way into the paint. Condensate will also build up in
the tank more rapidly.