OPERATING MANUAL & SERVICE GUIDE
(FOR ALL DAYTON SPEEDAIRE & SPEEDAIRE MODELS)
DAYTON ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO. CHICAGO 50548
ATTENTION: READ CAREFULLY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO INSTALL, OPERATE OR SERVICE YOUR DAYTON
SPEEDAIRE OR SPEEDAIRE AIR COMPRESSOR. FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH INSTRUCTIONS COULD RESULT
IN PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE! RETAIN FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
Figure 1 - Basic Air Compressor Nomenclature
General Safety Information
Air compressors are utilized in a variety of air system
applications. Because the air compressor and other
components (material pump, spray gun, filters, lubricators,
hoses, etc.) used make up a high pressure pumping system,
the following safety precautions should be observed at all
Read the instruction manuals for each component
carefully before attempting to assemble, disassemble or
operate your particular system.
Do not exceed the pressure rating of any component in
Protect material lines and air lines from damage or
Never point a spray gun at oneself or any other person.
Accidental discharge may result in serious injury.
Check hoses for weak or worn condition before each
use, making certain that all connections are secure.
Release all pressures within the system before
attempting to service any component.
Follow all local electrical and safety codes, as well as
Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
On engine driven units, check engine oil and fuel levels
before starting. DO NOT ADD GASOLINE TO A HOT
Electric motors must be securely and adequately
grounded. This can be accomplished by wiring with a
grounded, metal-clad raceway system, by using a
separate ground wire connected to the bare metal of the
motor frame, or other suitable means.
Always disconnect power source before working on or
near a motor or its connected load. If the power
disconnect point is out-of-sight, lock it in the open or off
position and tag to prevent unexpected application of
All moving parts should be guarded.
Be careful when touching the exterior of an operating
motor or pump - it may be hot enough to be painful or
cause injury. With modern motors this condition is
normal if operated at rated load and voltage-modern
motors are built to operate at higher temperatures.
Protect the power cable from coming in contact with
Do not kink power cable and never allow the cable to
come in contact with oil, grease, hot surfaces, or
Make certain that the power source conforms to the
requirements of your equipment.
Wiping or cleaning rags and other flammable waste
materials must be placed in a tightly closed metal
container and disposed of later in the proper fashion.
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