Preventive Maintenance – Improving Plant Reliability

With the responsibilities of keeping employees working, productions lines moving, and costs down, you don’t need the additional worries of maintaining your compressed air equipment.

At Air Centers of Florida, we understand compressed air equipment is not just a purchase – it’s a long term investment. A Preventative Maintenance program will save you thousands of dollars each year in energy costs as well as protect your compressor from premature break downs.

Dirt build-up on inlet filters, oil filters and separator elements will cause excessive pressure drops and make a compressor operate outside of its design parameters. This dirt build-up changes compression ratios and leads to:

✔ Excess power consumption
✔ Elevated operating temperatures
✔ Overloading of downstream components
✔ Unnecessary compressor wear & tear

The typical power cost to continuously run a compressor for one year is more than the original purchase price of the compressor itself. Performing Planned Preventive Maintenance can potentially reduce power consumption, translating into significant dollar savings.

Additionally, our expertly trained Certified Technicians can identify inefficient components and provide solutions that often have an immediate payback via Reliability and power cost savings. Often we will find solutions that have an energy savings potential of 10 to 30 percent.

Let us help!… To get started, please call me directly at (813)781-5476 or email at


Larry Niggle

System Sales Engineer
Air Centers of Florida, Inc.

Is Your Plant in Compliance?

Did you know that a 50 Hp air compressor can produce 40 gallons of condensate / day that contains lubricant which should be removed before discharging down the sewers? If not properly contained or treated, that oily discharge could cause environmental problems and disposal compliance issues for your company.

There is growing concern in governmental agencies about condensate disposal from compressed air systems. The Clean Water Act and other local ordinances hold very strict environmental compliance standards in regards to this matter. Even compressors using biodegradable fluids such as polyglycol are at risk for the penalties mentioned above. Ingersoll Rand has developed a efficient, easy to install and maintain POLYSEP Oil-Water Separator, that removes lubricant from air compressor condensate before discharge to sanitary sewer drains.

We want to help you …

✔ Reduce the environmental impact.
✔ Minimize the costs associated with disposal of fluids.
✔ Most importantly, keep you in COMPLIANCE!

For more information about Ingersoll Rand’s POLYSEP oil water separators, please contact me directly at (813)781-5476, or email at . Whether you have one small compressor or a large complex system we have the right solution for you!

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Solutionizing – A Way to Solve Problems

It’s no secret that your air compressor system is a significant portion of your monthly Electricity Bill. The U.S. DOE (Dept. of Energy) estimates the air compressor system averages 12% to 18% of an average manufacturing plant’s electrical costs. But since the electric bill shows one big amount, it’s difficult to know if your compressor system is efficient or not…

You just keep paying the bill.

Air Centers of Florida has the products, the technology, and the tools to attack the ever-increasing cost of operating your air compressor. We have years of successful experience in providing solutions that save our customers money. Let us help you drive down your costs…

1. Through our “System Assessment” process, (Solutionizing), we can identify the areas that are costing you money, while providing solutions that often pay for themselves in no time. Additionally, many local Power Companies are currently offering energy rebate programs, so the initial investment and payback time are minimized. See the attached rebate case study.

2. Through increased Reliability and Lower Maintenance costs of equipment. Downtime is costly, and some manufacturers haven’t figured this out yet. With proper monitoring and maintenance planning, (Solutionizing), we can provide answers about keeping the production line up and running.

To get started, please feel free to call me at directly (813) 781-5476, or email me at Or simply check out or website,, to learn more about how our team can help you with some of those stubborn problems.


Larry Niggle
System Sales Engineer
Air Centers of Florida, Inc.