Compressed air is costly compared to free atmospheric air. Typically, poor maintenance of air compression systems can cost over half of the pressurised air, yet keeping these processes in check is not as expensive. It takes employee training, routine inspection and system maintenance.
For instance, employees that have undergone proper training can quickly identify faulty pipe fittings and any disconnection in the pressured air system. Simple tasks, like knowing where to and how best to regulate taps to the air compression system, can save you unnecessary costs from inefficient processes.
Comprehensive training will further equip your employees with knowledge on how air compression systems work and why it is vital for them to function optimally. The training should focus on how to identify leakages and how to perform safety measures in case of an accident.
Low Utility Cost
Compressed air is an expensive utility, so letting untrained employees operate the air compression systems can cost you handsomely in repairs, parts replacements and system inefficiencies. At extremely high pressures, parts like the high-pressure pipe fittings fail. Training your employees on how to maintain your air compression system at an optimal performance will help you reduce operational costs.
Reduces Workplace Accidents
Improper and untimely maintenance of the high-pressure pipework may cause the pipes to explode. The compressed steam under high speed can cause serious injuries. However, with proper training, your employees can identify potential causes of system failure and correct them appropriately.
Take the first step by training people in handling your air compression system. Doing so will help you minimise the cost of buying replacement pumps, compressed air equipment and industrial pipework.