Problem: I need an air dryer for my compressor, but I don't know which type or size I need.
Solution: Pneumatech offers multiple dryer sizes and types to fit any small or large application. However, choosing a dryer for your compressed air application can be difficult if you aren't familiar with how dryer sizing works.
In order to determine the dryer you need for your compressor, first you will need the HP size and cfm flow rate of your air compressor. For the majority of compressed air applications, refrigerated dryers are used in conjunction with an aftercooler and filters to dry the air. The below chart shows what size dryer you would need based on the HP and CFM of your air compressor:
For higher cfm flows and dew points under -40° F, a desiccant dryer should be used. Desiccant dryers area ideal in areas with very cold temperatures and also for applications that need higher air quality. These dryers have the ability to remove moisture and contaminants at a higher level than refrigerated dryers. The CFM on your desiccant dryer would also align with the chart referenced above.
In addition to your air dryer, there are a few other parts/accessories that can be used to prolong the use of your equipment and create higher quality air.