Oil “Burping” out the Air Filter (PREDATAIR)

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Technical Support Subject Oil “Burping” out the Air Filter (PREDATAIR) Document Version Department Revision Details Revised by Tech Engineering Implemented EXT-PRED-010 A Tech Document Release SP 1 Dec 2015 DB 1 Dec 2015 N/A 1 Dec 2015 Page 1 of 2 Knowledge Base: www.kb.vmacair.com Email: tech@vmacair.com Web: www.vmacair.com Technical Support: 1(888)241-2289 Toll Free:1(800)738-8622 Fax: 1(877)740-3202 System or Parts affected  PREDATAIR40  PREDATAIR60 Overview There are only two causes for oil “Burping” out of the inlet or saturating the VMAC air filter: 1. The compressor stalls due to a lack of hydraulic flow. 2. Insufficient electrical power for the control box to operate properly Resolution Proper Shut down Ensure that the PREDATAIR is being shut down correctly: 1. Ensure that no tools are currently using air. 2. Ensure that the system pressure is at 150 PSI and the PREDATAIR has entered “Unload” mode. 3. Turn off compressor. Hydraulics One of the most common causes for oil “burping” from the air filter is a lack of Hydraulic Flow and/or pressure.  Hook up a Hydraulic Flow Meter and Hydraulic Pressure Gauge as near to the PREDATAIR hydraulic pressure line as possible.  Confirm that PREDATAIR has adequate GPM and Pressure. The values below are when the compressor is building air. PREDATAIR40 PREDATAIR60 PREDATAIR60 HHP 13–15 GPM @ 2,100–2,300 PSI 19 – 22 GPM @ 2,200 – 2,500 PSI 12 – 18 GPM @ 2,600 – 2,700 PSI Electrical Confirm the PREDATAIR electrical system meets the minimum requirements:  The PREDATAIR requires a steady 20 Amps @ 12 V DC (VMAC recommends a 30 Amp fuse or circuit breaker). Selecting the correct wire size is vital for proper operation. If the wire size is too small, voltage drop will be excessive and the compressor will operate erratically and can cause the compressor to stall. Measure the length required for both the power wire and the ground wire, add them together and select the correct wire size from the table. Total length of Power wire PLUS Ground wire Recommended Wire Gauge Less than 5 ft. 12 AWG 5 ft. – 8 ft. 10 AWG More than 8 ft. 8 AWG Technical Support Subject Oil “Burping” out the Air Filter (PREDATAIR) Document Version Department Revision Details Revised by Tech Engineering Implemented EXT-PRED-010 A Tech Document Release SP 1 Dec 2015 DB 1 Dec 2015 N/A 1 Dec 2015 Page 2 of 2 Knowledge Base: www.kb.vmacair.com Email: tech@vmacair.com Web: www.vmacair.com Technical Support: 1(888)241-2289 Toll Free:1(800)738-8622 Fax: 1(877)740-3202 Poppet Valve and O-Ring  Remove the air filter cover from the inlet.  Confirm that the Poppet plate screw has not become dislodged or loosened off. (Figure 1) o If the screw holding the Poppet in place has become loose or dislodged you will need to replace the inlet. Figure 1 The Poppet on the PREDATAIR is normally open. When the system reaches 150 PSI the Pressure Sensor on the Air Oil Separator Tank signals the Air Solenoid to close allowing system pressure to apply force on the back of the Poppet Valve Piston closing the inlet.