Wouldn't it be nice if you could have a dedicated engineer constantly checking your compressor, and letting you know if the gas levels aren't correct, or that your compressor is not running as optimally as it could be?
We can all dream, can't we? Well, Brit engineering company C and R Testing has made this dream a reality by launching 'The Monitor'.
The Monitor was unveiled at DEMA 2017 and it does what it says on the tin.
The unit measures the pressure and temperature at each stage so you can tell how your compressor is performing. For instance, are the rings wearing?
It also checks carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2), moisture levels and oil vapour (in the outgoing air) and oil pressure in the compressor. It will even tell you when the filter needs changing. In the event that the Monitor is not happy, it will stop the compressor and send you an email alert stating what the problem is.
The Monitor has been specifically designed to be integrated into the Alkin range of compressors, but after being approached by other compressor manufacturers, C and R Testing has made it available to all compressor users.
"We believe this is an important safety device that everyone should have access to"
The Monitor can now be retro-fitted to pretty much any other compressor provided you have a separate power source and connection to the internet. (Either hardwired in, or via wireless). And with the monitoring done in real time, you have peace of mind that the gas you are pumping is safe.
Finally, provided that the oil analysis component is fitted to the Monitor, C and R Testing can remotely interrogate the data, and issue a quarterly air purity certificate to air stations.