Carette compressor first problem after 4 years.
Guess what the compressor had its first problem after 4 years.
It seems the non-return valve malfunctioned and blocked the inflow of the high pressure into the oil water seperator.
The end-result was a mini explosion when the steel tube removed itself from the ferrule after a too high pressure buildup 💣
|the non-return valve before it failed|
|tube removed itself under the too high pressure|
The culprit was the green rubber inside the non-return valve, it sheered off a small piece and that piece blocked the ingress of the high pressure air.
|the failed non-return valve|
The repair :
- ordered a spare ferrule set and used it to reconnect the steel tube to the non-return valve.
- removed the green rubber part so it no longer can block the inflow
All is fine again. 😎