Refrigerated Dryers use refrigeration similar to that of a home refrigerator.
The dryer cools the air to 50 degrees, condensing moisture in the air and collecting it in a separator to be drained.
The air is then dry, but cold. To prevent condensation on the pipes, the air is then reheated before being discharged.
The coolness from the air is then transferred back to the inlet to pre-cool the incoming moist air.
The Benefit of a Refrigerated Dryer
Whether you're using your compressor for air-tools, air-brush painting, manufacturing, or food processing, you want to keep moisture and contaminants out of the air.
Moist air can do major damage to your tools in less time than you'd expect. It can also cause blemishes in paint finish and in manufacturing products. If used in food processing, added moisture and other contaminants could present any number of problems.
Picking the right air dryer and filter for your compressed air system will increase your system's efficiency, minimize down-time, and increase productivity. Insisting on the best quality air dryer and filters, you'll enhance your entire air compressor system from start to finish.
Cycling Refrigerated Dryer
Cycling dryers are designed to cycle the refrigeration on and off as needed to conserve energy and prevent excessive refrigeration when not being frequently used.
Unless you're going to be consistently using your compressor at full capacity, this is the style you'll want. It'll prevent problems from occurring during periods of low compressor usage.
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Non-Cycling Refrigerated Dryer
Non-cycling dryers' refrigeration stay on continuously while the compressor is running.
These are less expensive than cycling dryers, but should only be used for applications where the compressor will be constantly running at full capacity. Periods of low compressor usage can cause a non-cycling dryer to experience problems.
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