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 is always contaminated with solid particles such as dust, sand, soot, salt crystals and water as it leaves the compressor. An effective compressed air treatment system lowers the dew point of the air and takes out the elements that may harm equipment downstream of the compressor and dryer
Refrigerated dryers are the most common type of air treatment dryer used in multiple applications from automotive shops to manufacturing facilities. Refrigerated dryers come in both cycling and non-cycling variants, but what exactly is a cycling refrigerated dryer?
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.
Untreated compressed air always contains contaminants because of the nature of the gas and how it is produced. The need for air treatment basically results from 3 characteristics of compressed air. Read more...