Your claim will need to be substantiated with the following documents. I guess I should have mentioned in my original post that I am aware of the safety concerns with older compressor tanks and riveted tanks alike. Failure to perform the post installation checklist may result in mechanical failure, property damage, serious injury or even death. After two days of operation check belt tension, oil level, and inspect the system for leaks. Read the pressure relief valve nameplate to be sure it does not exceed the working pressure of the compressor or any other component in the system. Lock open a pressure relief valve within the pressurized system to allow the system to be completely de-pressurized. A picture should be attached, hope this better defines it and makes an answer easier.
This is an attractive old compressor, but that tank gives me the willies. Compressors are precision high-speed mechanical equipment requiring caution in operation to minimize hazard to property and personnel. See fig 12 in manual for the mounting bolt locations. Using a level, please check for proper alignment of the compressor. See fig 5 for mounting instructions for a floor stud, and see fig 6 for mounting instructions for an anchor bolt. Check belt tension at the beginning of each week and tighten as required, see belt tension subsection.
I have one that runs from the crankcase up through the cylinder to the top of the head. Aircraft rivited after many pressure cycles, fail. Jog the starter switch to check the rotational direction of the compressor. Consult table 7 for the appropriate deflection and tension values for challenge air units. If after loosening one bolt the vibrations get worse, retighten bolt and select a different unit. After all the above conditions have been satisfied, the unit can be connected to the proper power source.
Being that old it's probably overkill to the max, in other words, a keeper! Finally, the tank has a ball valve which is opened or closed by the operator and lets air out of the tank. In my shop, I have a Curtis compressor that is from the mid-40's. After the break in period is complete, drain the oil and replace with required oil for your compressor listed below. It has a single cylinder with a 3. Abrasive dust can seriously damage the air intake and belt assemblies.
It doesn't have the side chamber with the ball check at the top. A current inspection, by a shop that has the R stamp? Anyone with any info would be appreciated. They come out the top if it's like the newer ones. I've been looking for an air compressor for my shop and ran across an old Curtis Pneumatic Machinery Air Compressor, has a 60 gallon horizontal tank. Contact the carrier as soon as possible, giving them an opportunity to inspect the shipment at the premises where the original delivery was made. Display a sign in clear view at the main power switch that the compressor is being serviced. If the compressor shuts down or stops because the pressure switch opens, the solenoid valve is de-energized permitting air pressure from the receiver to act on the unloaders.
This lower inlet temperature increases efficiency by reducing the compression ratio between the stages. Next, the cooled air enters the second stage, a high pressure chamber where the air is compressed a second time to even higher pressures and discharged into the tank. Now I have no idea on what rpm or rotation direction to run it at. Find your Campbell Hausfeld equipment below to see model and serial number locations. The compressor you have looks very, very, similar. When the air receiver pressure drops to the cut-in pressure, the ball reseats and relieves the pressure acting on the unloaders permitting the compressor to pump again. I have read some of the archives and gotten some info.
Check control system for proper operation and to ensure all connections mechanical and electrical are properly tightened. The seats can be lapped or machined. Check all pressure connections for tightness. Look for Curtis replacement parts today. Therefore, it is extremely important that you examine every carton and crate as soon as you receive it.
And many operating steamers still use their old riveted reservoir tanks. Steps 1 through 9 should be performed prior to connecting the unit to a power source. I have spent many,many hours rebuilding a 1929 curtis model 50 air compressor. Was put into a auto repair shop around 1946 or 47 when new. Serial Number Location On some of the Campbell Hausfeld Welders you will find the date code incorporated with the serial number. Trying to keep my budget down and a new 2 stage compressor is quite expensive.
Note that the more bushings and fittings placed in the intake line, the greater opportunity for air leaks and breaks. The latter had a shipping weight of 6,200 lbs. Release all air pressure from the system before working on the unit and red tag all electrical control switches. The various methods are as follows: Solenoid Valve Piloted Suction Valve Unloading Compressors D96, C79, C89, D97, C98 These models are provided with air pressure actuated suction valve unloaders such that when air pressure is supplied to the unloader the suction valve is held open, and the compressor cannot pump even though running. Antique Gas Engine Discussion Meet collectors of hit and miss engines, ask questions about collecting, restoring and showing antique flywheel engines. My one concern was when I called the company the man said parts were discontinued.