||Air Compressor, 8 HP Gas
|Daily Rental Fee:
Air supply when electric is not available. A must when using sandblasters.
- Air compressors are rated by their CFM (Cubic Feet per Minute) and usually start at 4 CFM, up to 1750 CFM.
The PSI ( Pounds per Square Inch) is usually set at 125.
- Check all operating fluids daily.
- Don't let the compressor, partcularly diesel fueled; It will then need to be bled to start.
- Operators must be trained and qualified.
- Do not point air at or in the direction of someone. Discharging air at this pressure is capable of
putting out eyes, bursting eardrums, causing skin burns, and other injuries.
- Never attempt to fuel a gas powered compressor while the engine is running, or if engine is hot.
Shut off engine and allow it to cool.
- Be sure hoses are securely locked in the case of a quick release fitting and in the case of a twist lock fitting, equipped
with safety clips or cable to prevent hose from coming loose and whipping back and forth.
- Lift always with safe lifting techniques to prevent back injuries.
- Use personal protective equipment.
- Do not operate gas or diesel powered equipment in an enclosed building, as the exhaust fumes are toxic. and can kill.
- Be careful when starting the engine of a gas powered compressor. Each time you pull the rope the tank will store air making
each subsequent pull on the rope more difficult and under greater tension. The rope can snap out of your hand, backfire and injure you.
- Never use an air compressor to replace fresh air.
- On electric compressors use a ground fault circuit interrupter.
- Ground all tools unless double insulated. When a tool is equipped with a 3 prong plug,
it must be plugged into a 3 prong outlet or extension known to be grounded. If an adaptor is used
to accomodate a 2 prong receptacle, be sure to attach the ground wire.