Fluid Power Journal

Problem: Compressor Shuts Off When Pressure Rises

When troubleshooting for an air leak, a check was added between the separator and the receiver. Then every 10 minutes the compressor would try to start and immediately shut off. A new larger air tank was installed and the pressure switch was replaced but there was no change in operation. When the pressure in the receiver dropped to the setting of the pressure switch, everything worked properly. What was the problem?

Think you know the answer? Submit by e-mail to kpollander@ifps.org.

By Ernie Parker, CFPAI, CFPSD, CFPS, CFPMM, CFPMT, CFPMIP, CFPMMH, CFPMIH

This teaser is printed in the Fluid Power Journal. Those who submit the correct answer before the deadline will have their names printed in the Society Page newsletter and in the Fluid Power Journal. The winners will also be entered into a drawing for a special gift.

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