This article will go over the safety precautions that you need to consider when using the Compressor 50L.
Due to the nature of the compressor, there are a number of risks that need to be assessed before and during usage. These are listed in more detail inside your manual. Here is a summation:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- There is only one purpose for this machine - to produce compressed air for pneumatic tools.
Risk of explosion
- Never use the machine in a poorly ventilated area, and never in conjunction with dusts, acids, vapours or flammable gases.
- Only operate the compressor at an ambient temperature of at least +5 °C and no more than +40 °C. Starting the motor at temperatures below +5 °C poses a risk due to stiffness. In an enclosed working environment, ambient temperature should be no more than +25 °C.
- Keep flammable substances away from the machine.
- Do not spray water on the machine.
- Do not smoke near the machine.
- Do not light a naked flame near the machine.
Wearing correct safety gear
- Please wear goggles, good gloves and sturdy, tight-fitting clothing.
- Ear noise protection (eg. muffs).
- A mask is crucial if you are using the compressor for spray-painting.
Risk of injury
- Do not separate connections when the machine is in a pressurised state.
- Do not use the machine if there are signs of damage, rust, deformations (including welds, holes and modifications).
- Always de-pressurise the tank when transporting it.
- Switch the On/Off switch (pressure monitor) to the “OFF 0” position once the compressor has been switched off.
- Do not repair lines which have worn or are damaged - replace them, instead.
- Make sure that you only use pneumatic lines for compressed air that are suitable for the maximum pressure corresponding to the compressor.
- Use a compressed air hose with a hose safety catch if you are working with pressures of 7 bar or more.
- Danger of burns: some parts of the compressor may get hot, please avoid touching them.