Air-borne contamination from the atmosphere, such as dust, water vapor and hydrocarbons, can easily pass through a typical compressor intake filter since over 80% of these particles are less than 2 microns in size. The compressor also contributes to the problem with wear particles, oil vapor and fine aerosols. Such contamination in the air system can effect the efficient operation of various pneumatic devices and, over time, damage them. Compressed air filters that are installed upstream of the air devices will remove most of these contaminants.
Particulate filters will remove airborne particles of 0.01 microns and larger. They are designed to do this with a minimal pressure drop. Different grades are available to suit your application.
Coalescing filters are used to separate liquid water and oil from compressed air using a coalescing effect. These filters additionally remove particles. The filter elements must be changed regularly.
Adsorbtion filters will remove any chemical contamination from the air supply. A wide choice of adsorbents permits the selective removal of vapors from air and other gases. These include hydrocarbons and other organic vapors, CO2, NH3, H2S, SOx, HCl, Hg, aromatics and amines. Let us know what your process requirements are so we can assist you in choosing the right product for your needs.
A small 100 cfm compressor, operating for 4,000 hours in typical climatic conditions can produce approximately 2,200 gallons of liquid condensate per year. If a compressed air system was operated in warmer, more humid climates, or with larger compressors installed, running for longer periods, the volume of condensate would increase significantly.Unless removed it will cause lubricants to be washed away from air tools, cylinders, air motors, and valves, generate pipe scale, and possibly cause leaksNew Jersey Meter’s Dri Air heavy duty separators speed production and save you money. Condensed water, oil, dirt and rust are automatically collected and ejected from the air. As a result, wear is reduced and the life of pneumatic tools and equipment is prolonged.
These completely automatic separators require no accessories. The Dri Air may be installed wherever space permits. It can rest on the floor, or be suspended from the piping without other support. Available to fit pipe sizes of ¾”, 1″ and 2″ in Standard Dri Air for pressures up to 150 p.s.i. and High Pressure Dri Air for pressures up to 300 p.s.i.
Regulators are necessary if you have equipment which is pressure critical or if it must operate at a lower pressure than your delivery system.
The efficiency of air motors, control valves, cylinders and other air actuators can be greatly enhanced when the proper amount of lubrication is supplied. Air line lubricators are specifically designed to deliver an oil mist into the compressed air flow which is carried to the pneumatic devices where it coats the moving and sliding surfaces thus reducing friction and wear.
We stock replacement pressure switches for pressures up to 175psi. They are avaialable as fixed or adjustable and as automatic unloading or with an on/off switch.
Any condensate build up in a coalescing filter, aftercooler, or air receiver must be allowed to drain without losing air pressure. This can be achieved manually or by using a automated drain. Automated drains come in two types
The drain valve opening time and cycle time are adjustable and set by controls on the timer unit
An internal sensor triggers the drain valve opening allowing condensate buildup to drain down to a minimum level
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