Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Don’t Leave Fluid Analysis Until It’s Too Late

Henry St. John
Parts Mgr, Hope Air Systems

Without proper preventive maintenance, your system could experience failures ranging from small to fatal. Routine fluid analysis is important and should be conducted on a schedule to monitor wear, determine potential failures in process, and to schedule fluid changes accurately.

Fluid analysis should not be an optional procedure left to whenever you “get around to it”. It must be routinely conducted by engineers and technicians as a tool to measure and monitor principal fluid characteristics that include metal content, water content, and viscosity.

Hope Air Systems’ engineers and technicians are ready to help with a fluid analysis to prevent costly failures and breakdowns. If you have any questions, please contact me at 508-351-1827 or by email (

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

How to Save Energy/Money By Controlling Your Air Compressors

We recently released our monthly eNewsletter. It contained two important topics about your air compressors that I would like to share with you.

The first article deals with properly controlling your air compressors to save energy and money. Unfortunately, electrical costs are not going down and it is important that one person is responsible for conserving energy in your plant. There are some simple things that you can do to ensure you are controlling your systems properly. To learn more, read the entire article titled: Turn It Off (Your Air Compressor)

Avoid Filter Confusion
The second article talks about avoiding filter confusion. Are you selecting the correct filter? How many filters do you actually need? When tackling this topic, I discuss a basic filter that every system needs down to a filter that may be used in breathing air or biotech firms.
To learn more, read the entire article titled: Filters - How Many and What Do I Need

If you didn’t already know, Hope Air Systems releases a monthly eNewsletter on a wide range of informational topics, such as these, that can help you in your compressor room. If you would like more information on these topics, or would like to receive the newsletter, please contact Frank Lederer at 508-351-1817 or by email ( and he would be happy to assist you.