All of your pneumatic tools are rusting and becoming ruined, but you can't figure out why?
When using an air compressor to power pneumatic tools, the compressed air will almost always contain a number of contaminates, including moisture. Water that is fed through the compressed air lines into your pneumatic tools will rust and ruin the tools over time, costing you money in replacement tools and potentially causing downtime of your operation.
To rid your compressed air of moisture, a refrigerated dryer can be installed downstream of the compressor to remove any moisture and humidity before the air powers your tools. Refrigerated air dryers use the same cooling principal as typical air conditioning units in homes across the world. Using the refrigeration system and passing compressed air through a heat exchanger, the air is cooled to approximately 4 °C/40°F. As the air cools, water droplets begin to form in the air due to condensation much like the water droplets that form on the outside of a cold drink. The moisture laden air then undergoes a mechanical separation process where the liquid or “condensate” is separated from the air stream. The air is then rewarmed using the incoming air which lowers the relative humidity of the air and traps any remaining moisture in a vapor form.
Pneumatech offers high-temp, cycling, non-cyling and variable speed cycling dryers in various sizes. To browse our refrigerated dryer product lines, click HERE.
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.