Can I use the ACG as a monitor on my compressor which uses synthetic oil?
Yes, as many of the mechanisms that generate oil mist also generate other contaminants such as VOC’s, CO and water vapour. The online sensors for these contaminants can give an indication that problems may be present with the compressor that are resulting in the generation of oil mist. These indications can be used as a prompt to perform an oil mist test using the sample support feature.
It should be noted that the use of the ACG is not a substitute for regular preventative compressor and filter maintenance. The first line of defence against oil mist is ensuring that the compressor and filters are operating correctly!