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Why do I need dryer for my Air Compressor?

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3 October, 2019

Why install dryer with your compressor?

Air dryers remove the moisture following the compressed air process. Dry compressed air is a concept with a wide range of meanings and dew point is an indication of how dry the compressed air is or needs to be. While air can be compressed, water cannot be compressed.

Dryer Function Explaination
A compressor that delivers 200 litres of air per second, also supplies approx. 240 litres of water per day if working with air at 20°C. To avoid problems and disturbances due to water precipitation in the pipes and connected equipment the compressed air must be dried. This drying can be achieved by using a reliable Chicago Pneumatic CPX Refrigerant Dryer.

Top air quality for high-end equipment

The CPX refrrigerant dryers guarantee dry and qualitative compressed air which prolongues the lifetime of your equipment and ensures a superior production quality. Water vapour is eliminated, avoiding corrosion in your compressed air network and tools. All in all this lowers your maintenance costs and improves your overall production process for complete peace of mind.

The Chicago Pneumatic CPX dryers have been developed to supply dry compressed air for your production process, with a minimum power requirement and low pressure drop for optimum efficiency.

Choosing right size of Air Dryer for your application need

When sizing an air dryer that keeps up with your application needs, it is important to get the right fit. An air dryer that is too large will cause harmful wear and tear long before normal, opposed to having an undersized dryer can lead to poor air quality downstream.

Questions to keep in mind when you are sizing the dryer for your needs:

- What is the desired dew point?
- How much CFM will your compressor be sending through the dryer, and at what pressure?
- What are the ambient conditions of the dryer?
- What is the inlet temperature of the air going into the dryer?

Answering these few questions will give you a good start on selecting the right dryer technology and the appropriate size for your compressor.

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