It’s a cold one out there today. Remember to always drain your compressed air tanks, but especially in weather like this. If water freezes in the bottom of an air tank it can create a crack in the tank. Additionally, If you have any outdoor compressed air points of use make sure you shut them off when you’re not using them. Water can form in them, freeze, and cause them to crack.

For everyone who keeps their compressors in unheated environments, make sure to keep an eye on them during start-up. Most rotary screw compressors have a low oil temperature start inhibit alarm which won’t allow them to attempt a start up until the oil temperature rises (usually above 40 degrees). If you’re piston compressor seems sluggish during start up in the cold weather, try putting a simple block heater on the crank case for a few minutes before start-up.