Airend Overhauls

When are Airend Overhauls/Exchanges Necessary? 

Centrifugal air compressors are commonly utilized in industrial settings. However, as time goes on, the airends of these compressors can experience wear and tear, resulting in reduced efficiency and increased energy consumption. Fortunately, there are two common solutions when this occurs: airend overhauls and airend exchange.

Overhauls involve refurbishing the existing airend, while airend exchange involves replacing it entirely. The best option depends on factors such as the age and condition of the airend and cost-effectiveness. For instance, rebuilding is typically more cost-effective than exchanging. However, an airend exchange may be more advantageous for older compressors that require significant repairs. 

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Airend Options:

1. Airend Exchange

  • Ship completely assembled replacement airend
  • Install onsite – one service call
  • Reduced downtime

2. Factory Airend Overhaul

  • Remove the complete airend at the customer site
  • Ship unit to our plant for disassembly, inspection, evaluation, and post-inspection quoting
  • Repairs will be completed, all critical areas cleaned, and the unit will be painted

3. Onsite Airend Overhaul (Field Overhaul)

  • Onsite disassembly and shipping primary components to our facility for disassembly, inspection, evaluation, and post-inspection quoting

Brands We Service

  • IR Centac
  • JOY
  • Cameron
  • Cooper

When deciding between an overhaul or an airend exchange, several factors need to be considered, including the age and condition of the existing airend, the cost of the replacement parts, as well as the overall cost-effectiveness of each option. At Air Relief, we can help determine the best course of action for your specific application. 

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