Exactly how the name sounds, a refrigerated dryer functions in a comparable manner to home refrigerators in that a cooling method is used that prevents moisture. As a kitchen refrigerator cools and preserves perishable foods, a refrigerated air dryer maintains the air quality for industries.
Air dryers eliminate the moisture following the compressed air process. Dry compressed air is a concept that is an indication of how dry the compressed air is or needs to be, commonly referred to as dew point.
Air can be compressed; however, water is unable to be compressed.
Why install an air dryer?
What would happen if moisture entered your machine? Moisture in wood causes rotting, moisture in metal causes rust, moisture in walls creates mold. Now in terms of an air compressor, moisture in your machine can damage the compressor, air motors, and valves, as well as possibly contaminate the product. All because a refirgerated air dryer was not installed.
Benefits of a refrigerated dryer:
Low initial cost
High reliability, easy to use and maintain
Extends the life of your compressor
Compressor air dryers are an essential piece of equipment that are used to ensure the continuous, optimum productivity of your air compressor.
Air dryers are used downstream of an air compressor to rid the compressed air of any moisture or humidity before it reaches your application or final product. Using air dryers is imperative in many applications such as the food/beverage industry, electronics manufacturing and spray painting in the automotive industry.
Compressed air will always contain some level of moisture depending on the environment and ambient temperature surrounding the compressor. Using the air while it contains moisture can cause a number of issues for your tools, other equipment and ultimately your business.