Compressed Air Treatment: FAQs

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What is compressed air treatment?

Compressed air treatment refers to the process of treating compressed air to remove contaminants and improve its quality. It is a vital process to ensure product quality and prevent damage to equipment.

Why is air treatment important?

Contaminated air can damage pneumatic equipment and compromise product quality. Treatment ensures that clean and dry air is used in production, which can reduce maintenance costs and increase equipment lifespan.

What equipment is commonly used to treat air?

Compressed air treatment equipment typically includes:

  • dryers,
  • filters,
  • and separators.

To remove contaminants such as dust, oil, and moisture.

How do air dryers work?

Air dryers reduce the dew point in the air by removing air particles that remain in the water, this varies depending on the type of air dryer used.

How do air filters work?

An air filter removes particulates and contaminants from compressed air by trapping them in a filter medium. The filter medium may be made of paper, fabric, or other materials designed to capture specific types and sizes of particles.

How do oil-water separators work?

Oil-water separators use a series of filters and coalescing media to separate liquids and remove oil and water from the air.

How often should compressed air treatment equipment be serviced?

The frequency of servicing depends on the specific equipment and the operating conditions. However, a general rule of thumb is to service air treatment equipment annually to ensure it is functioning properly.

What are some signs that equipment may need servicing?

Signs of needed servicing in air treatment equipment include:

  • reduced flow rates,
  • increased pressure drop,
  • excessive moisture,
  • unusual noises or vibrations.

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