First let’s start by providing some background on compressed air dryers. They are utilised for or removing water vapor from compressed air. Compressed air dryers are commonly found in a wide range of industrial and commercial facilities. The process of air compression concentrates atmospheric contaminants, including water vapor. So in what situation would you need one, and why are they important?
A compressed air dryer is a very useful machine to have to hand in many workplaces. It works to ensure the continuous, optimum productivity of your air compressor, no matter what model you own. Also, it’s important to note that they can be used for a wide range of applications in all compressed air systems. There are also different types of compressed air dryers but the one you choose will of course depend on your application and unique needs. Take desiccant compressed air dryers for example, they use chemical beads to attract water from the compressed air via absorption. This process cleans the air to ensure the highest quality can be produced. This is the most common type, and another popular name associated with desiccant compressed air dryers is regenerative dryers and twin tower dryers. So they are fall under one category, yet there are different types for more specialist applications.
With any compressed air dryer, it’s important to consider energy efficiency, environmentally friendly dryers, such as refrigerant dryers, heatless and heated desiccant dryers as well as HOC dryers. These can deliver maximum performance, ensuring your air compressor functions superbly and operates at peak efficiency, whilst minimising maintenance costs at the same time. With a high capacity refrigeration dryer, for example, you’re guaranteed a high level of energy efficiency, which helps to reduce running costs, thanks to their heat exchanger technology. Speaking of which, choosing a model with an aluminium combination heat exchanger will often deliver great efficiency and performance, with fewer pipe joints for increased reliability, simple controls and clear display and low-pressure losses for great consumption figures. This kind of fryer, much like the others we’ve mentioned, is specifically designed to eliminate the humidity contained in the compressed air through a cooling process.
Of course, price is also going to be important when you’re choosing a new compressed air dryer, especially if it’s your first one and you’re unsure on the costs involved or the kind of model you need. This is exactly why it’s important you do your homework right form the start and ensure that you have a good understanding on the different specifications and features, so you can make a decision you’re 100% happy with. Think about it, to avoid future problems in the compressor installation, the compressed air needs to be treated, but a quality machine will treat your compressor better, so the more you know about the cooling process and the heat exchange, the better educated you will be to make a smart decision for your business and your employees.