Reciprocating Air Compressors: Disassembly, Inspection, and Reassembly (A9002)

This comprehensive interactive multimedia-training program consists of two lessons individual lessons that train participants to understand, disassemble, inspect, troubleshoot, and repair reciprocating air compressors.


This lesson is designed for participants familiar with the basic principles of operation for reciprocating air compressors.


This lesson demonstrates how to disassemble, inspect, and repair various components of a reciprocating compressor. Included in this lesson are the maintenance procedures for discharge valves, suction valves, unloaders, and cylinders and pistons. Additionally, the lesson covers disassembly, inspection, and repair as well as the reinstallation of the components.


Remove, disassemble, clean, repair, and reassemble a discharge valve in a compressor. Remove, disassemble, reassemble, and install a suction valve in a compressor. Remove the compressor inspection covers, the cylinder head, and the piston; and inspect component parts and reinstall them properly.