When (natural state) air passes through a compressor in order to create compressed air, it contains levels of water. However once the air has been compressed, it can no longer retain the same level of water particles as it previously could.
As a result, condensate accumulates and flows through into the distribution network with the compressed air. Once condensate is within the system, this can cause corrosion and promote the growth of micro-organisms, leading to costly maintenance and repair work.
Using a compressed air refrigerant dryer will limit the level of water particles left in the system by drying the air down to a pressure dew point of +3°C; resulting in a significant increase in the process reliability as well as reducing maintenance costs.
Air Engineering Systems can offer a variety of refrigerant dryers to meet your needs.
How it works
A refrigerant dryer removes moisture from the air through the use of a heat exchanger which cools the air so that the vapour condenses into water. This water is then collected and drained out of the system, drying the air.