There may be more to your compressed air system than meets the eye! While a consistent flow of compressed air is crucial for proper operation of tools and machinery, complications can arise if compressed air is not filtered and treated correctly. Sensitive tools and machinery on the users end requires a source of clean dry treated compressed air. Everything from low pressure, high temperature, and high moisture content can have a negative effect on the systems performance. Contaminants reduce the reliability and efficiency of any compressed air system.
Raw compressed air could be hot, oily, and moisture saturated. This is why Scales often recommends installing reliable, high quality air treatment accessories such as refrigerated dryers, compressed air line filters and condensate drains from Quincy. Refrigerated dryers treat the compressed air by removing the moisture from the compressed air. High efficiency filters remove unwanted contaminants which will reduce machinery and tool life. Untreated compressed air will cause higher maintenance costs and increase down time, which hurts the business’ bottom line.
Properly sized filters play a critical role in providing high quality compressed air. Particles and other contaminants are caught in different types of filters and held from re-entering the air stream. There are multiple types of filters to meet the needs of different applications. The correct filter improves efficiency and extends the life of machinery and tools.
Standard filters remove particulate, coalescing filters remove water and oil while absorber filters retain oily vapors. These filters take care of the basic roles of eliminating contaminants from the compressed air stream. High pressure filters play a similar role as standard filters, however, they are able to handle pressures as high as 750psig.
When the goal is to keep excess oil and water out of a large volume compressed air stream, a mist eliminator is the great choice. Quincy offers mist eliminators with the ability to filter out 100% of particles 3 micron or larger with a typical pressure drop of only 1psig. The Mist Eliminator filter offers very low pressure drop and extra-long element live for up to 5 years.