Ever heard the saying an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?
Well, if you’re an auto body professional who's dealt with runny paint or a facilities manager who's replaced rusty pneumatic tools, then you know that moisture build-up in your tanks can bring operating procedure to a halt.
An air dryer also utilizes a filter for separating out water, along with any oil and dirt, to remove it from the system. Just be sure to match your dryer's capacity to the CFM of your air compressor.
Desiccant dryers move compressed air through a container commonly referred to as a "tower." The container is filled with absorbent material referred to as "desiccant."
They're available in two styles. The most common style is silica desiccant, but some are made using activated carbon. The main difference is that silica gel must be replaced once it's saturated and activated carbon can be regenerated.
|Virtual Air Treatment - How to Get Clean Treated Air |
Looking for ways to treat your compressed air? Whether you're using your compressor for applying a smooth coat of paint to an automobile or using it for powering air tools, air treatment is an important part of doing the job right.
Removing water and contaminants from your compressed air can prolong the life of your air tools and keep your paints clean and dry so they apply more smoothly.
Browse our virtual air treatment guide for ideas on how you can improve the quality of your compressed air.