Problem compressor capacity is low in marine


This is one of the most common problems seen on all types of ships. Often, compressor capacity can go low or reduced if it is running for a long time and eventually it is unable to cope up with the air demand.

Main reasons for this problem are:

  • Leakage in discharge and suction valves.
  • Fault or leakage in the unloader.
  • Leakage from the relief valve.
  • Increase in bumping clearance.
  • Wrong setting of compressor auto cut-in and cut-out (too close).

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